Unbound Souls is a Genshin Impact fanzine dedicated to the romantic relationship between Xiao and Albedo.

Status: Production!

"What is a zine?"
A zine, short for “fanzine/fan magazine”, is a fanmade collection of different mediums (like artwork, merch and writing) centered around a fandom, a character, a theme, etc.
"Is the zine Xiaobedo or Albexiao focused?"
Both variations of the ship will be equally featured in the zine.
"Is this zine for-profit or for-charity?"
This zine will be for-profit.
"Will the zine be physical or digital?"
This zine will be available both digitally and physically, with digital and physical merch as well.
"How many contributors will be accepted?"
We will be accepting around 20 page artists, 6 writers, and 4-5 merch artists. We may also accept around 2 poets if we receive any applications for the position.
"Can I apply for more than one contributor position?"
Yes! However, you will only be accepted for one position on the zine.
"Are there any requirements for applying as a contributor?"
Application requirements can be found under the requirements tab or here. Contributor expectations are also found in the linked document.
"How will the zine communicate? Are there requirements?"
All communication between contributors and the mod team will be through a Discord server. Therefore, contributors are required to have a Discord account. Contributor acceptances will be sent out via email.
"How will contributors be compensated?"
We hope to compensate our team with physical copies of the zine with free shipping. Should funds allow for it, we may be able to compensate contributors with a full bundle. If funds do not allow for it, contributors will be able to purchase merch at production cost.
After production and contributor compensation is accounted for, the remaining profits will be split evenly among contributors.
"Will you be shipping internationally?"
Yes! We will be able to ship anywhere that the USPS can ship to. A full list of where we will NOT be able to ship to can be found here.
"What timezone is this zine operating in?"
We are currently using Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7.
If your question is not answered here, feel free to ask us on our Curious Cat here :)

Interest Check06/27 - 07/25
Contributor Apps08/05 - 09/24
Contributor Results10/02 - 10/08
Concept Check10/09 - 10/15
Concept Approval10/21
First Check-In11/04
Second Check-In12/02
Third Check-In01/27
Final Deadline02/13
Preorders03/20 - 04/30

*This schedule is tentative and may be subject to change

  • Mod Vie | 19 | they/she/he

  • Head, Art, Graphics

  • hej hej! the name's vie, your average artist who's actually always procrastinating and has an affinity for rarepairs from any fandom i'm in.

  • Experience: Art/Graphics for Jack of All Trades and Back to Back, Contributor Mod for Aeris

  • Mod Sherry | 20 | she/her

  • General (Org/Comm)

  • Hi! I’m Sherry, a digital artist with crippling art block :’) I joined the zine scene late last year and I love creating content for the Genshin community <3

  • Experience: Intern Mod for Snowfall, Page Artist for various zines (Apricity, Icy Milkshake, etc etc)

  • Mod Lyssa | 23 | she/they

  • Writing/Beta, Social Media

  • Hi! I'm Lyssa and Xiao and Albedo are my favorite characters so naturally I fell in love with their dynamic immediately. Super excited to be part of this project!

  • Experience: Head/Organization, Writing and Social Media Mod for Aliferous, Writing/Beta for Reign and Project:Teyvat

  • Mod JoJo | 25+ | she/her

  • Shipping

  • Hello! I’m JoJo and about a year or so new to modding zines, but I’ll do my best as the shipping mod. I’m excited to be here! I cannot art.

  • Experience: Shipping Mod for Fragile Things and Yes, Chef!, Head Mod for Voyage of Light

  • Mod Adri | Late 20s | they/them

  • Finance, Production

  • hi there, I'm adri. thanks for having me, looking forward to working with everyone!!

  • Experience: Head/Finance/Production Mod for KICKBACK, Co-Head/Finance for RE4RESH and These Streets