LION LILIES

A Dadworth Zine

Lion Lilies is an unofficial Dadworth Zine exploring Miles Edgeworth and his parental relationship with the younger characters from Ace Attorney. Other older characters can be featured, but should not be the focus of the piece.

This is a safe for work zine, and no explicit content will be allowed. Light cursing and canon typical violence are allowed. If unsure, ask a mod!

This is a non-profit zine. The goal is for all contributors (who wish) to receive a digital and physical copy of the zine. All other profits beyond the printing and shipping fees will be donated to a charity that will be determined in an upcoming poll.


You can view all the information on this carrd in a Google Document by visiting our Info Doc.

Our interest check will be open until 11:59 PM EDT on July 30th!

Mod team

TÉA: LEAD MOD
Organization, Writing, & Social Media

Téa is a recent college graduate who has modded over ten zines, including the Silver Lining Zine, which raised $2,000 for charity. They are also a zine contributor, having done cover art, page illustrations, merch, and fics. Téa has self-published, formatted, and marketed their own book, and was an editorial and social media intern at Macmillan. Other zine experiences can be seen listed on their carrd.

HIRUMBERYL: FINANCES & PRODUCTION

They/Them. Finance and Production by Hirumberyl Creative Services (Hirumberyl.art, also linked below their icon!). If you like fan cases, check out their friend’s AA Fangame!

LINK: GRAPHICS & FORMATTING

Link is a Film Production graduate currently working for a television casting company, who has done graphic design and formatting for zines and film production socials and pitch documents. With a wide variety of hobbies and interests spanning across all creative fields, such as screenwriting, acting, singing, making music, art illustrating and web design, Link is excited to be working on another passion project!

KITSCH: SHIPPING & ART

Hey! You can call me Kitsch and I'm an experienced moderator who's worked on zines such as Demon & Love II, Noir, and Ambrosia & Ichor. I got into Ace Attorney recently and it has quickly become one of my hyperfixations.

Schedule

  • Interest Check: July 1st → July 30th

  • Contributor Apps: August 1st → September 1st

  • Contributor Results Emailed Out: September 7th

  • Accept Position: September 15th

  • Creation Period Begins: September 7th

  • Idea Check-In: September 30th (does not have to be finalized)

  • First Check-In: October 15th

  • Second Check-In: November 15th

  • Third Check-In: December 15th

  • Final Pieces Due: December 31st

  • Pre-Orders Open: January 15th

  • Pre-Orders Close: March 1st

  • Production Period: March - May 2022

  • Shipping: May - June 2022

All dates on this schedule are subject to change. These dates are approximated due to shipping complications due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Schedule changes will be shared with both contributors and the public.

Application Guidelines

GENERAL GUIDELINES
⬩ We are looking for about 30 artists and 10 writers. This is subject to change and does not include guest contributors.
⬩ If linking to a locked portfolio, such as a Google Folder or Document, please make sure that it is available for moderators to open. While if we catch locked folders/documents early on we may request access, if we do not, we may not be able to evaluate your portfolio.
⬩ No contributors that create offensive content (such as content that is racist, homophobic, transphobic, incestual, pedophilic, et cetera) will be accepted. If a contributor is accepted and we later learn that they have made this content, they will be removed from the zine.
Mods retain the right to dismiss a contributor at any time for breaking server or zine guidelines.

ARTIST GUIDELINES
Cover/Page Artist → Must submit three works that you feel best exemplify your work and style best. Ace Attorney characters are not required but appreciated.
⬩ At least one piece must have a background.
⬩ 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 that you feel best exemplify your work and style best. Ace Attorney characters are not required but appreciated. 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.

WRITER GUILDELINES
Must submit three works that are each under 3,000 words that you feel best exemplify your writing style. These links may be anywhere that is accessible to the mods, be it an Ao3 link, a tumblr post, a Google doc, et cetera. At least one piece must feature Miles Edgeworth.⁺
⬩ 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.
⬩ ⁺ This is required because your piece will greatly involve Edgeworth in some way shape or form, and we want to get an idea of how you write him. This does not have to be a Dadworth specific piece. Thank you for understanding!

Click HERE to view contributor specific guidelines and specs

Faq

QuestionAnswer
What does “Dadworth” entail?“Dadworth” is Miles Edgeworth and any younger character that he has a parental relationship with. This zine would like to feature a wide variety of characters interacting with Miles, and we’d love to have some of the focus be on AAI characters, so while we love Trucy dearly, she will not be the only one featured and this is not a Trucy and Miles specific zine! Please note that everyone interprets character relationships differently. Just because you may not see a parental relationship between two characters does not invalidate other people’s interpretations.
Are ships allowed in this zine?The focus of all pieces should be Miles and his relationship with one or more of his “kids.” However, the implication of some ships will be allowed in the background with approval of the mods.
Will this zine have AAI2 spoilers?This will be determined by the interest check, but likely there will at least be vague AAI2 spoilers.
Can I apply for multiple roles?Yes, you may. However, you may only be accepted as an artist or a writer. Only artists can be accepted for multiple positions, such as both a page artist and a merch artist.
Is there an age limit for applicants?You must be at least 16 years old to apply. Additionally, since we are planning to send all contributors (who would like one) a physical bundle, you must be comfortable with sharing your address with us.
Will you be shipping to the UK/EU?Due to the current VAT situation, we are unsure of if we will be able to sell and ship to the UK/EU, but are working with other mod teams to figure out the best way to handle the situation. Currently, we believe that we will be having a separate store for UK and EU residents to buy from on Etsy, which handles VAT taxes itself. This may cause a slight cost discrepancy between the main store and the Esty store to cover Etsy fees, but they should be relatively minor. We will keep the public updated throughout the process as VAT becomes more understood by the general online selling community. Another option may be group orders. Please stay tuned for more information. Thank you! Note: This does not apply to UK and EU contributors.
My question hasn’t been answered!You can contact us through our CuriousCat, mention or DM our Twitter, send an ask on our tumblr, send a DM to our instagram, or email us. If you are a contributor with a question, you may also mention a moderator in the zine Discord server. We will answer all questions ASAP!

Contributor Guidelines

These are the specs that contributors will be adhering to when creating their pieces. Please note that they are subject to change, especially after the interest check.

GENERAL
⬩ 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.
⬩ 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!
⬩ If you have to drop out of the zine, please contact a mod as soon as possible! We understand life happens and there will be no hard feelings, but we would like to fill your position as quickly as we can.

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. The artist may do the typography/title of the zine themself, or choose not to and have it done by our formatting mod. 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. It must be 300 DPI and in CMYK. Single pages will be 6.69 x 9.61 inches. This size does not include bleed. A full spread would be 13.38 x 9.61 inches, not including bleed. Spreads/comics are limited and available on request/assignment.

Merch Artist → Merch artists will design physical merch, which will be assigned with their acceptance. Design specs will be given with the merch assignment; applicants will be able to choose which merch they are interested in drawing during the application process. Again, 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 submit one complete written piece, with a maximum word count of 2,000 words. The work must be edited and preferably looked over by a beta before being turned in. After submission, the writing mod will do a final read through of all the fics for formatting consistency between pieces and any spelling/grammar mistakes that may have been missed. Writers will see all these suggestions before they are made and can reject them if they feel they are unnecessary.

COLLABORATIONS
If they would like, writers and page artists are allowed to collaborate together on one cohesive idea. This can either mean making a page illustration to go with a fic, or spot illustrations to be placed throughout it. Specs will vary for illustrations depending on the fic and art, so pairs will be contacted by mods to discuss collaborations further!