what is “the rapture citizen”?
the rapture citizen is a bioshock fanzine focused on expanding the setting of pre-fall rapture, merging the canon of bioshocks 1 and 2, and celebrating the many talented artists and writers in the bioshock fandom. it will be formatted like a scrapbook of in-universe rapture documents, such as:
.pages of novels/comic books/plays etc.
.missing/wanted/public information posters
.photos, candid or official.
and really anything a civilization produces. the only guidelines for submissions are:
1. no bioshock infinite content, sorry, though references to settings/businesses featured in burial at sea are fair game
2. no outright shipping of canon characters. implied shipping (gossip magazine columns analyzing the relationship between two characters etc.,) is acceptable however, and you are free to use fan-characters and ocs as long as they are inorporated nicely into the rapture setting
3. keep the time period/setting in mind. artists and writers alike are advised to research into and take inspiration from history. that said, rapture is filled with fantastical sci-fi elements, and is an anachronism in itself, so vintage art and language should be considered a jumping point, not a set of limitations. as with all the guidelines, it’s application really depends on the submission itself.
several people have already expressed interest in contributing, and the aim is to have a good balance of art and writing, so send us a message if you are thinking of getting involved along with your ideas and questions if you have any. this way i can compile a public list of everybody involved and what they are thinking of submitting. the project is still in its organizational stages so there is no deadline yet. you have plenty of time to think your submission over. it would also be a huge help if you could reblog this post and contact anyone you think might be interested!
thank you for reading and have a great day!