Issue 46: Theme Free

cover by melanofly

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Makes Three, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)

The Crossroads and the Gate, by Imogen Calhoun *

Satchel gets his stuff back, by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三)

Yes, And, by Yukiyama Hibana (雪山 火花)

Seven Roses, by Runa Yukarin (月・朋)

But ever in the moonlight, by Ogiwara Saki (荻原咲) *

Beautiful Things Below the Sea, by Saru no Neko

Seismic Gap, Iron Eater *

The Missing Pieces, by Imouto (芋うと) *

Eve, by shukyou (主教) *

* illustrated

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Here we are once more, decking the halls for the last issue of the year! Whether you’re frosty, toasty, or somewhere in-between this December, there’s definitely plenty in here to put you in a holiday mood.

It’s been a big year for us here at Shousetsu Bang*Bang, both in our pages and behind the scenes — we put out nine full issues this year, which is more than we’ve done any year previous, and welcomed a lot of new and talented contributors to our pages. Next year will be our tenth one publishing, and we’ve got some even bigger things in store, including an amazing lineup of themes, major new features and additions to our website, and our 50th issue next August — which is actually only our 50th regular issue, and will be our 64th total issue if you add in all the specials, but hey, who’s counting? (Spoilers: we are!)

As always, it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and continued support from tons of people who freely give their time and effort so you can freely enjoy issue after issue of original dirty delights. All we ask in return is that you find a way to express your enjoyment: leave a comment for the authors and artists, tweet a link to a story, reblog an illustration, or just do something both to let the contributors know that you enjoy their work and to spread the word about all the goodness to be found in this project. Your support and love are what keep Shousetsu Bang*Bang going, issue after issue, year after year.

See you in 2014,
Your Editors

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