Once Upon a Turnabout
An Ace Attorney Fantasy and Fairytale Zine
Once Upon a Turnabout is an unofficial fanzine that views the Ace Attorney series through the lens of fantasy and fairy tales.Pre-orders are now closed. The zine will be released both digitally and physically. Once Upon a Turnabout is a non-profit zine, and, after funding our contributor bundles, all proceeds will be donated to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.This is a SFW, PG-13 zine. We understand that the fantasy genre and fairytales can involve culturally and otherwise sensitive topics. All content will be screened for cultural representation issues, biases, harmful stereotypes, etc.
Jove || Head Mod / Graphics
Hi! I'm Miles Jove (he/they), and I'm an 18-year-old Editing and Publishing student located just outside of Washington DC. I'm this zine's graphics and writing mod, as well as the head mod. While this is my first time working as a zine mod, I've been a contributor to zines and minibangs as both a writer and artist. I'm very excited to work with everyone on this project!
Kayt || Production
Hey there!! I'm Kayt (she/her), 28, and I like long walks on the-- just kidding! I'll be handling financials, production, and shipping! I've done finance and shipping for a few projects already and I also help manage online shops and an artist group order server! I love fairytales and I love Ace Attorney, so this zine is a perfect fit! The most important thing to know about me is that I can and WILL commit a crime for Ryuunosuke.
Wowzy || Social Media
Hey, I’m Wowzy (they/them)! I'll be your social media / organization / communication mod! I'm a 27 year old veteran cosplayer and recently completed my Masters in Project Management. I have a BS in Marketing and have been working in social media management and business development for years. I'm excited to apply my
less than exciting management skills to the world of fanzines!
Greenie || Art Mod
Hello I'm Greenie, I'm 23, and pronouns are they/them. I'll be your art mod! This is my first online zine project this big as a mod but I participated in some local printed zines and a digital Homestuck zine as an artist ! I'm a professional game artist and illustrator with a degree in sequential art and I am very happy to put those skills in application in this project!
Daniel || Discord Mod
Hello, I'm Daniel, I'm a 19 year old artist from Argentina. I'll be the Discord server's moderator. I've worked as a contributor in a few zines on different fandoms though this is my first time helping with producing one to this level, so I am really excited for this experience.
|Interest Check||May 23rd–June 5th|
|Moderator Applications||June 1st-June 22nd|
|Contributor Applications||July 1st-July 31st|
|Contributor Results Sent||August 12th|
|Accept Position by||August 17th|
|Creation Period Begins||August 12th|
|Pitch Check In||August 19th|
|First Check In||September 12th|
|Second Check In||October 9th|
|Third Check In||November 19th|
|Final Pieces Due||December 16th|
|Pre Orders Open||February 14th|
|Pre Orders Close||April 17th|
|Leftover Sales||Fall 2023|
*NOTE: All dates on this schedule are approximate and subject to change.
Will Great Ace Attorney/Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney/my favorite AA game be included?
Content from any Ace Attorney franchise games are permitted (including Great Ace Attorney). Frequency of the appearance of each game has been determined by the results of our interest checks and contributor applications.Will darker aspects of legends and fairytales (Grimms’ Fairy Tales for example) be permitted?
Absolutely. The zine is SFW and PG-13 however, so content outside of these guidelines is not permitted. Darker themes/depictions of violence are allowed to some extent, but extreme and graphic violence/gore are not.Are fairytales from all over the world allowed?
Yes, this zine will not be exclusively eurocentric.Is there an age limit for applicants?
You must be at least 16 years old to apply to this zine.Will you be screening applicants' social media?
We will be screening for applicants that engage in hateful, discriminatory, and otherwise harmful activities towards real people/groups and applicants with a history of plagiarism. This is a PG-13 zine, meaning that our target audience does include people who are under the age of 18. Contributors are only required to be 16 to apply. Any contributor or participant in the zine is, by extension, a representative of the project itself. Contributors that create offensive content (such as content that is racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, or pedophilic) will not be accepted.Is it alright if writing submissions go a bit under or over the 1.5-2k word count?
1.5k-2k plus or minus 200 words is perfectly okay.