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Omori's Oven is an unofficial OMORI cookbook zine filled with foods from and inspired by both Faraway Town and Headspace. Filled with delicious foods, beautiful art, and sweet snippets of dialogue, Omori's Oven is a zine you won't want to miss!

This is a safe-for-work zine, though it may touch upon some of the game's darker themes. We are planning on having the zine be more lighthearted and bittersweet over sad or scary. However, a list of trigger warnings will be provided in the table of contents if necessary. Whether or not there will be any game or route-specific spoilers will be determined by our interest check!

STATUS: Chef Creation and Artist/Writer Applications

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    frequently asked questions

    Q: Is there an age limit for applicants?
    A: You must be at least 16-years-old to apply to this zine. Additionally, since we are hoping to send all contributors (who would like one) a physical bundle, you must be comfortable sharing an address with us.

    Q: Will you be shipping to the UK/EU?
    A: Yes! We're planning on either having an Etsy store or helping organize/supporting Group Orders. Please keep an eye on our social media for more information regarding shipping to the UK and EU.

    Q. Will there be OMORI spoilers in this zine?
    A: This question will be answered after the interest check!

    Q: Will ships be allowed in this zine?
    A: The only ships allowed in this zine will be canon ships.

    Q: My question isn't here!
    A: You can contact us through our CuriousCat, mention or DM on Twitter, send an ask on our Tumblr, send a DM to our Instagram, or email us at [email protected]. If you are a contributor with a question, you may also mention a moderator in the zine Discord server or DM one of us directly. We will answer all questions ASAP!

    schedule


    Interest CheckSeptember 1st - September 30th
    Chef AppsOctober 4th - October 31st
    Chef ResultsNovember 8th
    Chef Acceptance DeadlineNovember 15th
    Artist & Writer AppsDecember 1st - December 31st
    Artist & Writer ResultsJanuary 15th
    Artist & Writer Acceptance DeadlineJanuary 22nd
    Check-in #1 (Idea Check-in)February 1st
    Check-in #2February 28th
    Check-in #3March 31st
    Final Pieces DueApril 15th
    Pre-OrdersApril 25th - June 13th
    ProductionJune - July
    ShippingAugust - September

    Please note that all dates on this schedule are subject to change. These dates are approximated, especially due to shipping complications due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All schedule changes will be announced in both our zine Discord and on our social media.

    contributor information


    General

    All works must be original and created specifically for this zine. Previously posted works will not be accepted.If you need an extension for any of the Check-Ins, please ask a mod for one at your earliest possible convenience so we can make note of it.> This goes double for the final due date!
    We will be using Discord for communication, so contributors must have a Discord.If you have to drop out of the zine, please contact a mod as soon as possible!Mods retain the right to dismiss a contributor at any time for breaking server or zine guidelines.


    Chefs

    Will contribute between four or five full recipes each.> Each recipe must be tested by the chef before submission.
    Each recipe should have detailed instructions that our Chef Mod will evaluate, as well as all measurements for ingredients.> If you are able to provide measurements in both metric units and US customary units, that would be fantastic, if not, the Chef Mod will convert the recipe.
    Please provide images of the cooking process and the final dish or drink for our artists to reference! If you are not able to take pictures for some reason, please let us know.


    Artists

    Cover Artist
    The cover artist will create the front and back cover for the zine, as well as the spine. Templates will be provided.Work must be 300 DPI and in CMYK.Size is to be determined.

    Page Artist
    Page artists must submit a complete illustration with a background.Works must be 300 DPI and in CMYK.Size is to be determinedSpreads/comics are limited and available on request/assignment.Templates will be provided.Page artists will draw a piece based on one of our recipes as well as the character(s) that the recipe is associated with! They may also do spot drawings for the recipe and fic pages of characters, utensils, the cooking process, or the final dish.> All spot illustrations must be 300 DPI and in CMYK.
    > More information on spot images will be given throughout the process!

    Merch Artist
    Merch artists will design physical and/or digital merch, which will be assigned with their acceptance.Design specs and templates will be given with the merch assignment; applicants will be able to choose which merch they are interested in creating during the application process.Work must be 300 DPI and in CMYK. We will be assigning some merch artists to design art for stretch goals. These artists will also have either a guaranteed piece of merch or a page in the zine regardless of if we reach these goals or not.> Please know that if you are assigned a stretch goal merch item, it may not be produced. If a stretch goal is not reached and not produced in any way, the artist has the rights to use the work in their own shop.


    Writers

    Writers will write multiple short works, each of which will be assigned to one of the recipes.The pieces do not need to be completely about the recipe or the characters making it, but should reference or feature the recipe in some way.> If a recipe is character specific, the writer may choose to focus more on that character than the food itself, though a mention of the food is still requested.
    Works must be edited and beta-ed before being submitted.After final submission, the writing mod will go through and do a final edit for spelling, grammar, formatting, et cetera.Word count is to be determined.


    application information


    General Guidelines

    We are looking for around 30 artists, 5 writers, and 5 chefs. This is subject to change.When linking files/portfolios in your application, such as a Google Folder or Document, please make sure that it is available for moderators to view. We may request access if we catch the mistake early enough, but we can not guarantee your portfolio will be evaluated if it is not accessible.If you accept a pinch hitter position, you acknowledge that you will have less time to work on your piece and will be able to work in a time crunch.


    Chefs

    Chefs must submit at least two complete recipes.> Work-in-progress recipes are welcome to be placed in the chef's portfolio.
    Please include pictures of the completed recipe if possible.Chef portfolios should contain three complete recipes.> Having a variety of recipe types in your portfolio (for example, a mix of appetizers, desserts, entrees, and drinks) is preferred, but not required.


    Artists

    Cover/Page Artist
    Must submit three works you feel best exemplify your work and style, and showcase the style you plan on using in the zine.> OMORI characters are not required, but are preferred!
    At least one piece must have a detailed background. This does not include solid-colored backgrounds or simple graphical elements.A portfolio - such as a Google folder, a website, an art tag, or an art moment - is recommended but not required.We will be evaluating pieces based on anatomy, composition, and color.

    Merch Artist
    Must submit three works you feel best exemplify your work and style.> OMORI characters are not required, but are preferred!
    > If you have merch samples available, please submit them.
    A portfolio - such as a Google Folder, a website, an art tag, or an art moment - is recommended but not required.We will be evaluating pieces based on anatomy, composition, and color, as well as how well we think your style will fit the merch items you showed interest in.


    Writers

    Must submit three works that you feel best exemplify your work and style.All works must be under 2.5k words, but at least one piece should be under 1k words.> This is because writers will be writing shorter, vignette style pieces for this zine. We understand that this is a very short word count to work with, and want to make sure you're able to tell a complete story or moment within a smaller word limit.
    One piece should be for OMORI, just so we can get a sense of how you write the characters and world.A portfolio, such as a Google Folder, a document, or an AO3 profile is optional. Please note that due to the amount of reading mods will have to do, we will not be able to read through many other fics, so make sure your three submissions are your best work.You may submit excerpts from a longer work so long as they are understandable to the reader without context.Please submit works that have been edited for grammar and spelling.We will be evaluating pieces based on characterization, flow, coherence, and engagement.


    mod téa

    organization, social media, writing


    Téa is a recent college graduate who has modded over ten zines, including Silver Lining, which raised $2,000 for charity. They are also a zine contributor, having done cover art, page illustrations, merch, and fics. Other zine experiences can be seen listed on their carrd. Téa listened to Ronnie talk about OMORI for two hours over Discord and got hooked.

    mod ronnie

    organization, art


    Ronnie is fairly new to the zine scene, but they are the art mod of Turnabout Prosecution and have experience with big bangs and other collaborations. They’ve been playing Omori over and over for a good many months, and are excited to shine a spotlight on the game's fun food!

    mod teddy

    finances


    Teddy is currently the head mod of Ace of Hearts: An Ojiro Aran Fanzine and Teyvat Sky, as well as a mod for several other events and zines. She spends much of her time staring at spreadsheets and balancing zine budgets (over and over and over again) in addition to her other modding roles. She originally got OMORI as a Christmas gift from a friend and has been obsessed with its engaging story ever since.

    mod mai

    formatting


    Mai loves games and food, is rather skittish with horror (but strangely, loves OMORI and Mogeko Castle). They once sat down to watch Elder Scrolls lore videos and came out as a changed man. They've been active in zines since 2020.

    Mai is currently the graphics mod for Death's Final Dance, a Danganronpa Executions Fanzine, and did formatting for Girls Day Out, a celebration of Danganronpa's female characters.

    mod meg

    chefs


    Meg is an avid lover of baked goods and horror games alike, and has been a fan of OMORI since seeing its Kickstarter campaign way back in 2015. They have been an active part of the zine community since 2020, most recently acting as the co-lead and writing mod for REVERIE: an OMORI zine. They’re insanely excited for this project as their entry into working as a chef mod, and can’t wait to see the game’s more inventive food items translated into real life!

    mod mill

    graphics


    im just a silly little guy with my silly little interests working with some amazing people on a great project. nothing weird to see here!

    mod efferful

    shipping


    Cozy blankets, kittens, and horror are the three pillars of Effers. She originally joined this zine as a spot that needed filling- until she learned what the game was and played through it in three days. Needless to say, she’s in love (and extremely traumatized). She has a decent amount of zine experience as a mod for the TF2021: Team Fortress 2 Fan Calendar, and a contributor to Fantastic Florals, SoMa: 5 Years Later, Resbang 2018 & 2019 fanzines, and more! She has done freelance art and design for several years.

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