PREORDERS HAVE BEEN DELAYED!


One of our Mods recently had emergency surgery
so we pushed back preorders
to give her time to recover and
our contributors a little more time to work!
New Preorder dates will be announced on July 16 on our social media.


"Something Just Like This" is an EraserMic zine focusing on their romantic relationship. Their "found family" children Shinsou and Eri will also be featured in the main zine.This project will involve a physical, printed zine with a digital PDF version containing fanart and fanfics. There will be also be physical as well as digital merchandise."Unequivocally" will be a NSFW side zine add-on which will feature only
Aizawa Shouta & Hizashi Yamada in a romantic, intimate context.


[THIS CARRD IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION]

MODS

Co-Head MOD
Graphics // ORG // Art

they/them || 30sEraserMic is my bread 'n’ butter; my hydration station; my five course meal.I’m excited to finally take part in a zine dedicated to them (+ fam!) and I hope together we can create something amazing!

MOD EXPERIENCE

INGENIUM2 (23-24) — Art Mod
TSUKUYOMI (22-23) — Art Mod • Graphics Assistant

Co-Head MOD // Graphics
LAYOUT // ORG // FPS

she / her || 30sI really have a soft spot for "old people in love." These two may be canonically younger than me now, but I have enough hip and back pain to consider myself old.Found family tropes are also really what gets me good—from the Briggs squad in FMA to these two dorky Dads & their adopted children, I love nothing more than people finding "home" in unexpected places.

MOD EXPERIENCE

Successor: A DadMight Anthology (23-24) — Finance • Production • Shipping
INGENIUM2 (23-24) — Head • Socials • GFX • Layout • FPS
Let's Start a RIOT (23-24 — Head • Socials • GFX • Layout • FPS
Wintertide (2023) — Finance • Prod • Shipping • Co-Graphics
MHH: Submerged (2023) — Finance • Organization • Production
Boku no Calendar (2023) — Finance • Production • Shipping
BIAZ (2023) — Shipping Mod
TSUKUYOMI (22-23) — Head • FPS • GFX • Layout • Socials
IidaTenBros (22-23) — Head • Socials • GFX • Layout • FPS
>>> MORE XP HERE

WRITING & BETA MOD
SOCIALS // FINANCE INTERN

she / her || 18+If I've ever related to a character, it's Aizawa. The man's love for coffee, sleep, and cats just speaks to my soul. Which is why shipping him with his loud, blond, extroverted best friend and making him adopt his entire class of 20 + 2 children brings me immense joy.


MOD EXPERIENCE

Let's Start a RIOT (23-24 — Writing / Beta Mod
Wintertide (2023) — Socials • Writing
Boku no Calendar (2023) — Organization • Socials
DANGANPARTY! (22-23) — Socials
Staycation (2022) — Discord Mod

Intern Mod

she / they || 31I was expecting to relate to Aizawa when starting MHA. And I do still in a way. Then I learned more about Mic and everything went downhill from there (in the best way of course. Even got my own Aizawa XD) Can't wait to watch these two signing several reams worth of adoption papers for their new family~


MOD EXPERIENCE

A Hero's Initiative (23-24) — Art & Graphics Assistant

Art Mod

she / her || 20+Are Erasermic taking adoption applications?
Can they be my dads too? Please.


MOD EXPERIENCE

The Scribe's Wisdom (2023) – Art Mod
Kaleidoscope (22-23) – Socials Mod
This Life or the Next (22-23) – Art Mod
Teyvat's Divination (22-23) – Art Mod
Rogue Waltz (22-23) – Art Mod

SCHEDULE

schedule dates are subject to change based on zine needs. If any changes are made to the schedule,
they will first be announced to the zine contributors within the Discord, and then, if necessary,
via social media for our followers. This page will be updated as soon as any decisions are made.
All Deadlines are based on Central US Time Zone (GMT-5)


SEPTEMBER 2, 2023

PROJECT LAUNCH


September 15 – October 18

INTEREST CHECK


October 28 – Dec 13

Contributor apps Open


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

RESULT EMAILS


Saturday, Dec 23, 2023

JOIN DEADLINE


Saturday, January 6, 2024

pitches due


Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Pitch assignments


January 10 – April 27

Creation Period


Saturday, February 24, 2024

CHECK-IN #1

Sketches & Outlines Due


Saturday, March 16, 2024

CHECK-IN #2

35-50% Completion


Saturday, April 20, 2024

Check-in #3

75-90% Completion


SATURDAY, May 11

FINALS DUE - Hard Deadline


POSTPONED - NEW DATES COMING 6/16

PREORDERS OPEN


June 2024 – August 2024

PRODUCTION


September 2024 [TENTATIVE]

SHIPPING

Delays may occur depending on production times.
We will keep everyone informed via social media.


TBD

LEFTOVER SALES



FAQ

additional FAQ may be added as the project progresses

Can I use AI for my art/writing?

No. Any use of AI will get you immediately disqualified from apps, kicked from the zine, and blocked from the project. We do not support AI tech for art/writing in any way, shape, or form.


How do I make a google drive folder?

You can find Google Drive tutorials Here


What is EraserMic?

EraserMic is the romantic relationship ("ship") between Aizawa Shouta ("Eraserhead") and Hizashi Yamada ("Present Mic") from the manga & anime series Boku no Hero Academia by Horikoshi Kohei.We do not claim any ownership whatsoever over these characters—we just love them and want to make a fan project to display that love :D


Can my portfolio contain NSFW?

Yes–we do have a NSFW add-on, after all. We simply request you put any NSFW pieces in their own folder, and name the folders with any necessary trigger warnings.


Are we required to have an erasermic example?

No. We will require at least ONE sample that has EITHER Aizawa OR Mic in it. It would be very nice to see how you represent them as a pair, though, so please do include it if you have it! Not having an EraserMic sample will not hurt your application in any way—but having no example containing EITHER of them may get you voted off the island.We WILL require at least one "ship" piece for writers—however, it does not need to be EraserMic.


Is this zine for charity or for profit?

This project will be for profit. Funds will first be used to fulfill all orders and cover full bundles for each contributor as compensation. Any leftover funds after that will be split evenly among the contributors.


How many page artists / merch artists / writers will you be accepting?

This will depend upon interest check results! We need to keep the project manageable from both a modding and financial standpoint. An estimate may be made once IC closes, but exact numbers will not be decided until the time of application judging. The contributor count will likely be between 30-50 contributors, not including the mod team. We will not be able to provide more detailed information than that at this time, thank you for understanding!


Will you be opening moderator applications?

Nope! Our Mod Team is complete <3


Will you email applicants regardless of acceptance?

Everyone will get an email response to the email address provided in their application, regardless of whether they are accepted as a contributor, accepted as a pinch hitter, or rejected from the project.


How will we submit files for check-ins and final submission?

Check-ins will be done by sharing Google Drive folder links in a google form, which will be provided to contributors at the beginning of each check-in. Please include your credit name in the file names & ensure share settings are set to “view by anyone with the link!”
Please put your name on your files :)
Please :')


Can you ship the zine and merch internationally?

Yep! Our only shipping restrictions will be to country-specific postal closings.


Why is shipping so expensive?

Because we cannot have nice things [insert crycat emoji here]Believe me, if we could, we would offer cheaper shipping. We do use Simple Export Rates through Pirate Ship, however, to reduce the costs as much as we can.


Will there be leftover sales?

Once shipping is complete and we are positive all customers and contributors have received their goodies, we will open a store to sell remaining stock! There is no promises on what or how many will be remaining but we will be able to have at least some. Keep an eye on socials for any announcements related to the timing of leftovers - it depends wholly on production & shipping times.


Will applicants be judged based on the content they create outside of the zine?

No. What you create and enjoy is your own business. Ship and let ship. As long as you love EraserMic, you're welcome here. Our only real restriction is we do not wish to work with people who harass or bully others online. We would like a positive, friendly community surrounding this project. Thank you for your understanding!


UNDER CONSTRUCTION

exact zine schedule dates are subject to change up to the close of interest check.
Thank you for your patience and for loving the sunshine shark!

[updated 3/16/23]

APP GUIDELINES ARE CURRENTLY BEING REVISED.
THEY SHOULD BE AVAILABLE WHEN OUR INTEREST CHECK OPENS!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

SPOT ARTIST GUIDELINES

  • Spot artists will NOT be providing their own pitches for the project, but instead providing spot illustrations for a writer's fanfic. Applying for this position indicates you accept this condition.

  • You may apply as both page & spot artist and potentially be accepted for both, if you desire.

  • Please submit 3-6 samples of finished work that best represent your style & ability.

  • At least TWO samples must be BNHA. One MUST be Kirishima.

  • We will judge pieces based on composition, color and/or value, understanding of form & depth, and anatomy.

  • Backgrounds are NOT required for spot artists.

  • Both digital and traditional works are acceptable - however, traditional work must be scanned in high quality.

  • Previous zine works are allowed. If the zine isn't released yet, please ensure you have permission from your mods to share! We will not be sharing any applicants' links outside of the RIOT Mod Team.

APP GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENTS
UP UNTIL THE TIME OF APPLICATIONS OPENING.
SOME THINGS MAY BE ADJUSTED ACCORDING TO
INTEREST CHECK RESULTS! THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING :D

PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE APPLYING!
THANK YOU!

CONTRIBUTOR APPS CLOSED!

Thank you for applying!


ANY WORK SAMPLES MUST BE CREATED BY YOU. "AI" WORK WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION.

Writing, Page, and Merch applicants must be age 18 or older at the time of applying.To apply:
Please create a folder for your portfolio in Google Drive with your chosen credit name in the Drive folder's name.
Please place any NSFW examples in a separate folder labeled "NSFW."Writers, Page Artists, and Comic Artists: SFW & NSFW applicants will use the same form. There will be a question after your link submission to mark which section of the zine you are interested in applying for.Be sure the permissions are set to be viewed by anyone with the link.Social media links, ao3 links, and personal websites will not be considered as portfolios.

You can find Google Drive tutorials Here

Applications MAY contain pieces featuring shipping for ships other than EraserMic! OCs are also welcome in your portfolios and will not decrease your chances of being accepted.If any ART pieces require trigger warnings, please put them in a subfolder with the folder's name listing the warnings. Any FIC pieces must have trigger warnings listed at the TOP of the document.If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to DM us on social media or submit a question using our Ask Form.

At least one work sample must be BNHA.

NSFW samples are allowed.
Please place them in a subfolder labeled "NSFW"

and any necessary content warnings.


Writers will be expected to write at least one fanfic. Final word count will be 2,500 words, with 500 words leniency above and below.Page artists will be expected to create at least one page of artwork.Comic artists will be expected to create at least a 2-4 page comic.Merch artists will be responsible for at minimum two pieces of merchandise.There will be the chance for any accepted contributor to create a 2nd piece for the NSFW add-on. Creating a 2nd piece for the main zine is subject to moderator approval and space availability.You may apply for multiple positions. For the most part, contributors will be selected to fill only one position (with the exception of being accepted for both SFW & NSFW).

Pinch-hitters will be chosen from the pool of applicants based on moderator voting. There will not be the option to apply specifically as a pinch-hitter.

We will not be providing application
portfolio feedback at this time.
Thank you for understanding!

If you are accepted to this project, please note that you will be required to be responsive on Discord for Check-ins and Announcements. "Ghosting" for more than one Check-in will result in removal from the project.


WRITER GUIDELINES

APPS CLOSED!

  • Please submit no more than 2-3 samples that best demonstrate your style of writing.

  • Each sample should be 1,000-3,000 words.

  • At least one sample MUST be BNHA, and MUST contain either Eraserhead OR Present Mic.

  • At least one sample must involve a ship/shipping — this sample does not need to be EraserMic.

  • We will be judging samples based on characterization, grammar, punctuation, flow, and plot.

  • All samples must be 100% written by you.

  • Previous zine works are allowed. If the zine isn't released yet, please ensure you have permission from your mods to share! We will not be sharing any applicants' links outside of the zine's Mod Team.


PAGE/COMIC ARTIST GUIDELINES

APPS CLOSED!

  • Please submit no more than 3-6 samples of finished work that best represent your style & ability.

  • If you are applying for both the SFW & NSFW zines, you may have 3-6 examples for both. Please remember to put your NSFW pieces in a marked folder!

  • At least one sample MUST be BNHA, and MUST contain either Eraserhead OR Present Mic.

  • We will judge pieces based on composition, color and/or value, understanding of form & depth, and anatomy.

  • Backgrounds are required, whether they are simple & decorative or environmental. At least one piece in your portfolio must have a detailed background.

  • If you would like to be considered for making a comic for the zine, please include AT LEAST one example of previous comic work, so we can judge how well you carry a plot, readability, style, and the layout of panels.

  • Both digital and traditional works are acceptable - however, traditional work must be scanned in high quality.

  • Previous zine works are allowed. If the zine isn't released yet, please ensure you have permission from your mods to share! We will not be sharing any applicants' links outside of the zine's Mod Team.


MERCH ARTIST GUIDELINES

APPS CLOSED!

  • Please submit no more than 3-10 samples of finished work that best represent your style & ability.

  • A "set" can count as one piece.

  • At least one sample MUST be BNHA and one sample MUST include EITHER Eraserhead OR Present Mic.

  • We will judge pieces based on composition, color and/or value, understanding of form & depth, and rendering.

  • We will consider more unique items during pitches, but if you have the desire to create a certain type of merchandise for the zine (enamel pins, acrylic charms, stickers, etc), it is encouraged to show work examples of those types of merch. It is not guaranteed that any artist will be assigned any specific type of merch.

  • All examples do not need to be merch "items." Full illustrations, or print examples, are strongly encouraged.

  • Both digital and traditional works are acceptable - however, traditional work must be scanned in high quality.

  • Previous zine works are allowed. If the zine isn't released yet, please ensure you have permission from your mods to share! We will not be sharing any applicants' links outside of the zine's Mod Team.


Questions? Send us a message!

CONTACT US

Our DMs are always open!Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.You can email us at

[email protected]

or use the form below!

ASK US ANYTHING!

Aizawa and Mic-Sensei will respond as soon as they are able!

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Applications MAY contain pieces featuring shipping (please keep in mind that if accepted, all zine pieces will be Gen). OCs are also welcome in your portfolios and will not decrease your chances of being accepted.Only SFW work samples are allowed for Page, Spot Artist, Merch, and Writing applications. BNHA-Canon-level blood & violence is okay.
Please avoid themes with drugs, alcohol, and abuse for the sake of mods' triggers.
If any ART pieces require trigger warnings, please put them in a subfolder with the folder's name listing the warnings. Any FIC pieces must have trigger warnings listed at the TOP of the document.If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to DM us on social media or submit a question using our Ask Form.