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Digital PDF: for free, personal use only.
Commercial use is strictly prohibited.

Heaven Official's Kitchen is a TGCF Cookbook Zine centered around the characters of TGCF and the theme of food. The project will feature a physical zine with work by chefs, writers, and page artists; as well as physical merchandise.

What is a zine?

A zine (short for fanzine) is an unofficial publication produced by fans. Usually, zines feature work from artists and writers, and may be accompanied with fanmade merchandise as well.

What are the zine specifications?

The physical cookbook zine will be physical, spiral-bound for ease of access, and 8.5" x 8.5" (inches).
The content rating is SFW and PG-13.

What is the theme for this zine?

This zine is centered around food and the main characters of TGCF (天官赐福)! In addition to canon settings and designs, AUs may also be featured in the zine.

Will there be a digital release of the zine?

Upon completion of the project, the zine PDF will be posted for public viewing. You may view the PDF here.

Are ships allowed in this zine?

In addition to HuaLian - the canon pairing in TGCF - all and any platonic relationships are welcome, and side ships are allowed as long as they adhere to SFW guidelines.

Will this project be for-profit?

This project will be Pay for Production (P4P). Consumers will be paying the base unit price for production, shipping/packing supplies, and shipping cost. The cost for funding contributor bundles will also be included into the final buying price.

How will contributors be compensated for their participation?

The goal will be to provide each contributor with a full bundle and shipping, but in the event that this does not work out, all contributors will receive the PDF of the zine and will be offered merchandise at base production cost.

Can I apply for more than one position?

You are free to apply to any position(s), but note that you will only be accepted for one.

How many contributors will you be accepting?

We will be looking for approximately 15 page artists, 5 merch artists, 5 writers, and 8-10 chefs for this zine.

What are the contributor expectations?

  • Page artists: 1 illustration (square)

  • Merch artists: 1-2 merch designs

  • Writers: 1.5k ~ 2.5k word fic

  • Chefs: 2-3 recipes

Is this a limited-edition project? / Will there be reprints or reruns after the initial sales period?

As of now, we do not have plans to print the zine or merch items again.

Will merch be available for purchase individually outside of bundles?

Physical merchandise will only be available through the offered bundles during the preorder period. However, there may be individual merch available during leftover sales.

Where is this project shipping from?

Shipping will take place from the USA.

Will Group Orders (GOs) be available for non-USA countries to save on shipping costs?

Certainly! When preorder period rolls around, any Group Order Managers may contact us to arrange a GO for their respective country.

Who are the mods for this zine?

The mods for this zine are Kim, Cate, Shii, and Rui. Feel free to learn more about the mods here.

Have more questions?

Feel free to drop any more questions in our email or Twitter DMs, and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Interest Check
Chef Apps
Interest Check Results
General Apps Open
General App Results
Acceptance Deadline
Creation Period
Final Submissions
Preorder Interest Check
Preorders Open
Leftover Sales
Project Wrapped/PDF Release

June 1 - 30
June 15 - July 15
July 1
July 20 - August 20
August 30
September 4
Sept. - Dec.
December 11
Jan 4 - 15
Feb 4 - Feb 26

Project duration: June 2022 - September 2023.

Mod Kim

social media, organization, shipping

Always sleep deprived and exhausted because I made the unwise life decision to not be a coffee-drinker. I'm not a chef, but I'm quite proficient in cooking all types of noodles.fav food: hainanese chicken rice

Mod Shii

organization, writing, finance, production

here to water Yushi's crops so they can be used by Xie Lian after v(7_7)v (-icon by @mizopom)fav food: rice

Mod Cate

formatting/layout, chef beta

Hi, I’m Cate and I hope that this cookbook will help all you chef Xie Lian kinnies to cook something edible.fav food: beef brisket with rice noodles clay pot

Mod Ruixuexe

graphics, art beta

my first thought was letting xie lian have a cookbook is a bad idea’. my second thought was ‘if the world has to burn i might as well bring gasoline’fav food: i’m a sucker for anything sour

Carrd design and assets by @frydough.


  • All submissions must be SFW. Applications containing NSFW will be disregarded.

  • All links must be accessible to the mods. If you submit a Google Drive file, please ensure it is publicly viewable.

  • TGCF samples are encouraged, but not required.

  • All applicants must be at least 16 years of age.


  • Submit 3 individual pieces that best represent your art style. At least 1 piece must be fully rendered with a full background. Please do not submit WIPS or sketches.

  • Your application will be judged based on your overall ability and understanding of perspective, anatomy, and color theory.


  • Submit 3 individual pieces that best represent the art style you wish to create merchandise in.

  • Your application will be judged based on your overall ability and intuition for creating unique & eye-catching designs that are well-suited for making merchandise.


  • Submit 3 individual samples that best showcase your writing style.

  • The maximum word count per sample is 2,500 words, for an overall maximum of 7,500 words.

  • Your application will be judged based on your overall ability and style. Key points of focus will include: characterization, flow, plot, grammar, and mechanics.


  • Submit 2-3 original recipes. At least 1 of the recipes must be accompanied with a picture of the end result.

  • The recipes must indicate serving sizes and include both imperial and metric measurements.

  • Your application will be judged based on your overall ability to create recipes that are clear, concise, and tasty.