Issue 88: Theme Free

cover by juou no zan


Rue Amid the Roses, by Shiawasena Ryokō-sha

Dream House, by Shirozubon Saruko (城図凡然る子)

Cathexis, by Togi Kayako (土宜草子) *

comeback kid, by Izzy Haunting

The Professional Mary-Ann, by Renaissance Makoto J. (ルネサンス・真・J)

Wild, by shukyou (主教)

Changing Careers, by CircleTime

Pyroclastic Flow, by Iron Eater *

* illustrated


What a year, huh?

Here in our theme-free December issue, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who’s been a part of our fifteenth year in print. This year we’ve had a number of people step up for Shousetsu Bang*Bang, and we can’t say enough about how much all of it means to us. Whether you’ve joined us on Discord, contributed to one of our issues, helped someone else through the contribution process, worked on one of the many archival projects we’ve got in the works, added something to the wiki, shared links on social media, downloaded (and even donated!) through Smashwords, or left comments and encouragement for our creators, we want you to know it’s been appreciated. Your support and enthusiasm are what keep this all going.

Looking to join us next year? Check out the 2021 Themes and Dates. We’ve got plans for six great issues teeming with smutty queer deliciousness, and we’re always looking for people to help fill them. Mark your calendars and start your idea engines, because there’s good things coming.

Here’s hoping this issue brings you some joy here at the closing of the year and helps propel you forward into a better (fingers crossed) 2021!

your editors

For summaries, authors’ notes, and more, see this issue’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki.