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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DIRTY GAY FICTION WEBZINE, SHOUSETSU BANG*BANG

  • All issues and stories are posted on Livejournal! Right here!

  • All issues and stories are also on a standalone website! Right here!

  • The stories on the website have little hearts to click on the bottom if you love them! And there’s lists of the most liked stories, art, and the most recently liked stuff!

  • You want ebooks? We got some! Those take a while, but relvetica works hard and brings them to you! You can find those here!

  • We’ve got a wiki that you can put whatever you want on! Info on authors, on stories, rec lists, you name it! It’s right here!

  • Want to talk to your fellow creators and readers about anything? Our bulletin board will let you do just that! Here it is!

  • Curious about our upcoming schedule? Check out 2015 and 2016!

  • We’re on twitter! Of course we are!

  • We’re on Tumblr! Believe it!

  • Prefer updates by email? Sign up to get them!

  • And the ask box is always open, as is our email at shousetsubangbang@gmail.com!
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Prospective Participants for Bang*Bang 89

This is a signup for the Monday, February 22 issue; the text deadline for the issue is Tuesday, February 9 and the art deadline is Saturday, February 20.

Please comment here or if you plan to submit a story or artwork for this issue. Artists should specify whether you're submitting a standalone piece, offering to illustrate a story, or doing both. Artists offering to illustrate should provide either links to or thumbnails of past works as examples of style; writers wishing to collaborate with artists (or artists wishing to collaborate with writers) should respond directly to comments to this post. If you don't have an LJ account, please leave alternate ways to get in touch with you. 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!

The theme for this issue is Sealed With A Kiss: Letters! We get letters! If you like a good long-distance relationship or an epistolary romance, here's something worth writing home about.


Find the Shousetsu Bang*Bang community on Discord! Join us on our very own server for discussions, inspiration, shop talk, silliness, and other behind-the-scenes fun.

For related nonsense, announcements, and various goings-on, find us at our main website, Twitter, Mastodon, Smashwords, and Tumblr. (Other accounts in less-used places include Facebook, DeviantArt, Archive of Our Own, and Goodreads!)

Receive reminders and deadlines by email by signing up for our newsletter! We promise: no spam, only porn.

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Bang*Bang no. 88


cover by juou no zan

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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

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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!

Love,
your editors

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

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Prospective Participants for Bang*Bang 88

This is a signup for the Monday, December 21 issue; the text deadline for the issue is Tuesday, December 8 and the art deadline is Saturday, December 19.

Please comment here if you plan to submit a story or artwork for this issue. Artists should specify whether you're submitting a standalone piece, offering to illustrate a story, or doing both. Artists offering to illustrate should provide either links to or thumbnails of past works as examples of style; writers wishing to collaborate with artists (or artists wishing to collaborate with writers) should respond directly to comments to this post. 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!

December rings in our year-end, theme-free big bang issue! End 2020 doing what you love, and as much of it as you want.

NOTE: This issue is a big bang for both text and art. As in the past, there's no upper bound for stories submitted to this issue. However, since we don't have a separate Artist Special anymore, this issue is also the time to submit sequential art and short comics, if that's your thing.


Consider adding yourself as a member of the bb_shousetsu community if you're writing or illustrating. For open discussion on any SSBB-related topic, start a thread at our bulletin board. For related nonsense, announcements, and various goings-on, find us at our main website, Twitter, Mastodon, Smashwords, and Tumblr. (Other accounts in less-used places include Facebook, DeviantArt, Archive of Our Own, and Goodreads!)

Receive reminders and deadlines by email by signing up for our newsletter! We promise: no spam, only porn.

Check out the SSBB Wiki! It's back! We welcome all contributors who have information to share.

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Bang*Bang no. 87


cover by KMO

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Even More Shivers And Chills!!!, by Togi Kayako (土宜草子)

auferetur cordis pulsatio, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)

Betrothed, by Iron Eater *

Aiken Sings the Circle of Life, by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三)

Rose Red and the Huntsmen, by shukyou (主教) *

* illustrated

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The Deal, by Sparrow

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Journal entry, October 2020

I must have been asleep, for certainly if I had been fully awake I must have noticed the approach of such a remarkable issue. In the gloom the contents looked of considerable size, and as several artworks graced the text, it perhaps seemed bigger than it really is.

I heard a heavy step approaching behind my screen, and saw through the pixels the gleam of coming light. Then there was the sound of rattling chains and the clanking of massive bolts drawn back. A key was turned with the loud grating noise of long disuse, and the great cover swung back.

Within stood a glorious set of stories and art, sexy and queer and completely free for my perusal and enjoyment. They stood illuminated before my eyes as the device shone like a beacon, throwing long quivering shadows as it flickered in the dark of my room. I felt within my breast a stirring desire to tell the world about them, to share such marvelous news with all my friends. The Editors motioned me in with a courtly gesture, saying in excellent English, but with a strange intonation:

"Welcome to Shousetsu Bang*Bang! Enter our new issue freely and of your own free will!"

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

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2021 Themes and Dates

It's that time again! That's right -- even though we've still got two issues left for 2020, we're already planning for next year! Here's the list of 2021's themes and their respective dates.

If you want to make sure you don't miss a single deadline, click here for our Google calendar with the dates pre-loaded.

Issue 89: Sealed With A Kiss
* issue date: Monday, February 22
* text deadline: Tuesday, February 9
* art deadline: Saturday, February 20
Letters! We get letters! If you like a good long-distance relationship or an epistolary romance, here's something worth writing home about.

Issue 90: Science Fiction Double Feature
* issue date: Monday, April 26
* text deadline: Tuesday, April 13
* art deadline: Saturday, April 24
Bring your A game to some B-movie magic! You know you wanna go.

Issue 91: Be Gay Do Crimes
* issue date: Monday, June 28
* text deadline: Tuesday, June 15
* art deadline: Saturday, June 26
Prepare to have your heart stolen by this issue's rakes, rapscallions, and other irresistible rogues!

Issue 92: Like Cats and Dogs
* issue date: Monday, August 23
* text deadline: Tuesday, August 10
* art deadline: Saturday, August 21
Whether you enjoy animals or just fighting like them, this issue has room for all kinds of wild opposites to attract.

Issue 93: Strange Aeons
* issue date: Monday, October 25
* text deadline: Tuesday, October 12
* art deadline: Saturday, October 23
That is not dead which can eternal lie ... but is it sexy? Find out in our traditional spooky October issue!

Issue 94: Theme Free
* issue date: Monday, December 20
* text deadline: Tuesday, December 7
* art deadline: Saturday, December 18
And as always, our last issue of the year is a theme-free big bang, where the sky's the limit!


Interested in doing a cover for one of these? We're looking for full-color, finished pieces with homosuggestive, if not downright homoerotic, themes. Looking back at the covers of our previous issues, you can see that they run the gamut from sweet to sexy, from serious to silly, and everything in-between. While the editorial staff will gladly opine if asked, what you do is pretty much up to you!

If you're game, send us an email at shousetsubangbang@gmail.com and list your top three theme choices. We can't promise that everyone will get everything they want, but we'll do our best.

Preference will be given to individuals who a) have been active participants in SSBB, and b) have not done a cover the previous year.
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Prospective Participants for Bang*Bang 87

This is a signup for the October 26 issue; the text deadline for the issue is Tuesday, October 13 and the art deadline is Saturday, October 24.

Please comment here if you plan to submit a story or artwork for this issue. Artists should specify whether you're submitting a standalone piece, offering to illustrate a story, or doing both. Artists offering to illustrate should provide either links to or thumbnails of past works as examples of style; writers wishing to collaborate with artists (or artists wishing to collaborate with writers) should respond directly to comments to this post. 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!

The theme for this issue is What Music They Make: Children of the night, rise from your eternal slumber and show up for our Halloweentide fright fest!

NOTE: SSBB's October issue traditionally waives that general rule that says all stories submitted here should have shiny happy endings. If you still want your characters to wind up happily ever after, go for it! However, if you're inclined from time to time to take things to more ambiguous conclusions, this is your chance.


Consider adding yourself as a member of the community if you're writing or illustrating. For open discussion on any SSBB-related topic, start a thread at or our bulletin board. For related nonsense, announcements, and various goings-on, find us at our main website, Twitter, Mastodon, Smashwords, and Tumblr. (Other accounts in less-used places include Facebook, DeviantArt, Archive of Our Own, and Goodreads!)

Receive reminders and deadlines by email by signing up for our newsletter! We promise: no spam, only porn.

Check out the SSBB Wiki! It's back! We welcome all contributors who have information to share.

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Suggestions for Future Themes

Shocking as it may seem, this is around the time of the year when we usually start planning for the next year's batch of issues.

We want to know what people want to write and draw. So if you've got something in particular in mind you'd like to see as one of the 2021 themes, here's your chance to propose it! Just leave a comment (logged in or anonymously) and suggest it. You can suggest titles, topics, or both.

Likewise, if you like someone else's suggestion, leave a comment in reply and voice your support for it! Popular acclaim won't guarantee a theme will be used, but we definitely weigh popularity when designing future schedules.

As you're brainstorming, be mindful of the themes we've done already for regular issues, f/f special issues, Artist Special issues, and Yes, And issues. We're open to repeats, too, if it's been a while, or if you can think of an interesting new twist.

You can also send us suggestions through other social media platforms, if that's easier for you. No matter how you say it, we're all ears!
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Bang*Bang no. 86


cover by the Winter Cynic

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If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, by shukyou (主教)*

Mare Testimonii, by Iron Eater *

The Mysterious Moth-Boy: City Lights, by H.P. Lovecock (力。下。愛ちんちん) *

The Same River Twice, by by Shirozubon Saruko (城図凡然る子)*

* illustrated

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Concrete Jungle
86th issue of Shousetsu Bang*Bang

Concrete Jungle (/ˈkɑnkrit ˈʤʌŋgəl/) is the 86th regular issue of Shousetsu Bang*Bang, and 113th issue overall. It is located primarily at https://www.shousetsubangbang.com/, though its contents may occasionally be found counted in other combined statistical areas. With an estimated word count of 89,000, it is home to four fantastic stories and their accompanying beautiful illustrations, all of which contain explicit queer sex scenes and celebrate the splendor and majesty of bodies, of cities.

Established: August 24, 2020

Population: several hardworking volunteer creators

Currency: comments, reblogs, retweets, and other signal boosts

Website: https://www.shousetsubangbang.com/

Social media: https://twitter.com/s2b2, https://shousetsubangbang.tumblr.com/, https://bb-shousetsu.livejournal.com/, https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/SSBB

Sexy: hell yes

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(For summaries, authors’ notes, and more, we would usually tell you to see this issue’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. In the interim, however, please visit the relevant thread at the SSBB Bulletin Boards for similar content.)

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Prospective Participants for Bang*Bang 86

This is a signup for the August 24 issue; the text deadline for the issue is Tuesday, August 11 and the art deadline is Saturday, August 22.

Please comment here if you plan to submit a story or artwork for this issue. Artists should specify whether you're submitting a standalone piece, offering to illustrate a story, or doing both. Artists offering to illustrate should provide either links to or thumbnails of past works as examples of style; writers wishing to collaborate with artists (or artists wishing to collaborate with writers) should respond directly to comments to this post. 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!

The theme for this issue is Concrete Jungle: Start spreading the news! It's the city-themed issue that never sleeps.


Consider adding yourself as a member of the bb_shousetsu community if you're writing or illustrating. For open discussion on any SSBB-related topic, start a thread at bangbangwhimper or our bulletin board. For related nonsense, announcements, and various goings-on, find us at our main website, Twitter, Mastodon, Smashwords, and Tumblr. (Other accounts in less-used places include Facebook, DeviantArt, Archive of Our Own, and Goodreads!)

Receive reminders and deadlines by email by signing up for our newsletter! We promise: no spam, only porn.

Check out the SSBB Wiki! We welcome all contributors who have information to share. The Wiki is down for the moment due to various confounding back-end issues. We know, we're sorry, and we're trying to fix it.

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