Denn die Todten reiten schnell.

For the dead travel fast.

Esteemed Traveller,It is our pleasure to greet you into our humble abode. Venture forth only if you dare, for the things that lurk in the shadows are more often foes than friends.

As he spoke he smiled, and the lamplight fell on a hard-looking mouth, with very red lips and sharp-looking teeth, as white as ivory. One of my companions whispered to another the line from Burger's "Lenore". "Denn die Todten reiten schnell." ("For the dead travel fast.") ― Bram Stoker, Dracula.


Denn die Todten reiten schnell is an anthology-style Genshin Impact zine themed around gothic horror. It will feature several short stories and accompanying artworks.All participants are required to be 18+ at the time of application due to the subject matter of this zine, which will feature mature themes and graphic depictions of violence.

✦ Book Specs ✦

  • A5 Size, 100+ pages.

  • 5 short stories of 5,000 words each.

  • 50 art pieces - 25 of which will be associated with a story (5 illustrations per story).

  • Various physical merch items.

✦ Contributors ✦

  • 1 Cover Artist.

  • 25 Page Artists.

  • 5 Writers.

  • 5 Merch Artists.


October 1st, 2021Interest Check OPEN
January 29th, 2022Interest Check CLOSE
January 30th, 2022Contributor Applications OPEN
March 20th, 2022Contributor Applications CLOSE
March 27th, 2022Application Results SENT
April 3rd, 2022Deadline to Join
April 8th, 2022Pitch Submission Deadline
April 13th, 2022Pitch Approvals Returned
May 7th, 2022Progress Check 1
May 28th, 2022Progress Check 2
June 11th, 2022Progress Check 3
June 11th-18th, 2022Artists Submit Preferences for Creation Phase 2
July 2nd, 2022Creation Phase 1 Final Submissions
July 30th, 2022Progress Check 4
August 20th, 2022Progress Check 5
September 10th, 2022Progress Check 6
September 24th, 2022Creation Phase 2 Final Submissions
November, 2022Pre-Orders OPEN


Lysmune. Writing, Beta.

About: vampires, a descent into corruption, psychological mayhem—what’s not to love about the genre?
Favourite gothic horror media: The Fall of The House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe.
Experience: link.

Clover. Formatting, Art.

About: I wouldn't be the artist I am today If I had never picked up an illustrated collection of Poe's works at the ripe age of seven. Gothic horror will always have a special place in my heart for that reason!
Favourite gothic horror media: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe.
Experience: link.

Hack. Shipping, Art.

About: Here for the ride and the spooks. I do a lot of zines, I find shipping really fun so I tend to do that c:
Favourite gothic horror media: Castlevania.
Experience: Albedo zine, Xiao zine, Annette zine.

Fran. Organization, Finance, Production.

About: I read Woman in Black as a teenager and was enamored with the genre ever since.
Favourite gothic horror media: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.
Experience: Ran a merch store for 3 years + finance work for college clubs.

Vic. Graphics.

About: I just find vampires to be completely hot even if they're not remotely accurate to reality.
Favourite gothic horror media: The Phantom of the Opera.
Experience: link.

George. Socials.

About: I’ve always been curious about the power the supernatural has on people, especially because of how strongly it affects me. I’ll admit it, I’m a wimp when it comes to ghosts and evil spirits.
Favourite gothic horror media: The Horla by Guy de Maupassant.
Experience: link.

Red. Intern.

About: Getting scared on purpose is a favorite hobby of mine
Favourite gothic horror media: The Orphanage.
Experience: link.