This is a signup for the October 30 issue; the text deadline for the issue is Tuesday, October 17 and the art deadline is Saturday, October 28.
Please reply to this post if you plan to submit a story or artwork for this issue, indicating whether you are interested in contributing to the issue as an author and/or artist, and whether or not you are looking for a collaborative partner. Artists offering to illustrate should provide links to past works as examples of style. Please leave alternative contact information, as comment notifications aren’t working. Contributors wishing to collaborate with others should respond through indicated channels. As always, you don’t have to sign up to participate, and you’re not creating an unbreakable contract by signing up, but it’s always a good idea!
This issue’s theme is Skin Deep: Give our traditionally spooky Halloween issue a hand by bringing your best erotic body horror!
SPECIAL NOTE FOR THIS ISSUE: At Shousetsu Bang*Bang, we generally prioritize tender romances, happily-ever-afters, and just plain warm and fuzzy feelings. For October, however, we stretch our priorities to allow for some more seasonally appropriate ambiguity. We’ll always welcome happy endings, no matter the issue! But if you feel like ending your piece on a bit more of a sinister note, here’s where you want to do it.
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- Submission Guidelines for Fiction: All the specifics for text submissions. READ BEFORE SUBMITTING.
- Submission Guidelines for Art: Whether you’re illustrating or submitting a standalone piece, here’s what you need to know.
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