?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Shousetsu Bang*Bang [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Links
[Links:| Previous Issues - Master Story List - Twitter - Tumblr - Facebook - DeviantArt - y!gallery ]

[sticky post] ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DIRTY GAY FICTION WEBZINE, SHOUSETSU BANG*BANG [May. 7th, 2014|08:10 am]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|, ]

  • 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!
Link6 comments|Leave a comment

2020 Themes and Dates [Nov. 9th, 2019|07:10 pm]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|]

Next year will be here sooner than you think, so we're already getting ready with the 2020 schedule of issue themes, dates, and deadlines. If you want to make sure you don't miss a single one, click here for our Google calendar with the dates pre-loaded.

Feast your eyes on what's coming your way in the coming year:

Issue 83: Holy Rollers
* issue date: Monday, February 24
* text deadline: Tuesday, February 11
* art deadline: Saturday, February 22
Whether you prefer saints, sinners, or a nice mixture of the two, you can bet this issue will be heavenly.

Issue 84: Short Shorts
* issue date: Monday, April 27
* text deadline: Tuesday, April 14
* art deadline: Saturday, April 25
There's only one rule to this issue: All text submissions must clock in under 3000 words. Fix us your one perfect bite!

Issue 85: Once Upon a Time
* issue date: Monday, June 29
* text deadline: Tuesday, June 16
* art deadline: Saturday, June 27
Whether you're telling tales or living them, your coach awaits. (Just have it back by midnight.)

Issue 86: Concrete Jungle
* issue date: Monday, August 24
* text deadline: Tuesday, August 11
* art deadline: Saturday, August 22
Start spreading the news! It's the city-themed issue that never sleeps.

Issue 87: What Music They Make
* issue date: Monday, October 26
* text deadline: Tuesday, October 13
* art deadline: Saturday, October 24
Children of the night, rise from your eternal slumber and show up for our Halloweentide fright fest!

Issue 88: Theme Free
* issue date: Monday, December 21
* text deadline: Tuesday, December 8
* art deadline: Saturday, December 19
Nothing says "yay! we survived!" quite like our year-end, theme-free big bang issue. End 2020 doing what you love, and as much of it as you want.


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.
Link1 comments|Leave a comment

Prospective Participants for Bang*Bang 82 [Nov. 3rd, 2019|06:15 pm]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|]

This is a signup for the December 23 issue; the text deadline for the issue is December 10 and the art deadline is Saturday, December 21. 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!

Wrap up the year right with our annual theme-free big bang!

NOTE #1: 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.

NOTE #2: One more time, and then we're going to consider it common knowledge: Issues are now all-content. If it would've run in one of our previous m/m, f/f, or Yes, And issues, it's fair game here.


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, Tumblr, Facebook, DeviantArt, Archive of Our Own, Mastodon, 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.

Prospective participantsCollapse )
Link3 comments|Leave a comment

Suggestions for Future Themes [Nov. 1st, 2019|05:40 pm]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|]

It's been a little bit since we've done this, but as we're looking ahead to issues in the coming year (and beyond), we want to know what people want to write and draw. So if you've got something in particular in mind, here's your chance! If you've got a theme you want to see, 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!
Link4 comments|Leave a comment

Bang*Bang no. 81 [Oct. 28th, 2019|07:56 am]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|]


cover by M. Roberge and Safelybeds

~*~

Static on the Radio, by Hiwaru Kibi (火悪 木美)

In Ossa Venenum, by Iron Eater *

Instinct, by shukyou (主教)

Thaw, by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三)

The Tunnel, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)

All the Ways We Reform, by Ana Miruko (婀汝 美琉子)

* illustrated

~*~

What did that say? On the cover, what did that say? Did it say there will be a MONSTER at the end of this issue?

Listen, I have an idea. If you don't click on any of the links, we will never get to the end of this issue. And that is good, because there is a monster at the end of this issue.

You clicked on a link! Maybe you do not understand. See, clicking links is what gets you through the issue, and there is a monster at the end of this issue. But this will--

You clicked another link! Don't you understand what you're doing? Don't you see?

There. Maybe if I convince you not to share on social media. If you don't spread the word about this wonderful free issue, filled with sexy queer spookiness, we will never get any closer to the monster at the end of this issue.

You did what? Well, then, maybe if you do not leave a comment thanking the creators for thier hard work! Then they will never return, and there will be no more issues, and there will be no more monsters. Problem solved!

Oh. I see where this is going.

Listen: The next line is the end of this patter text, and when it ends, the issue begins! And at the end of the issue is a monster! I'm so scared! Please, do not click any links, tell any of your friends, or tell the creators how much you appreciate all the time and effort they put into their creations! Please, please, please!

...Well, look at that! The issue is here, and the only monster is ... the issue itself! Another heart-poundingly monstrous October issue of loveable, huggable old Shousetsu Bang*Bang! I told you there was nothing to be afraid of.

---

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

Link7 comments|Leave a comment

Prospective Participants for Bang*Bang 81 [Sep. 4th, 2019|08:12 am]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|]

This is a signup for the October 28 issue; the text deadline for the issue is October 15 and the art deadline is Saturday, October 26. 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 The Monster at the End of This Book: Turn the page and come face to face with your fears and fantasies in our (sometimes) tantalizingly terrifying October issue.

NOTE #1: 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 guys 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.

NOTE #2: The submission guidelines have updated to reflect recent policy changes, but as a reminder: Issues are now all-content. If it would've run in one of our previous m/m, f/f, or Yes, And issues, it's fair game here.


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, Tumblr, Facebook, DeviantArt, y!gallery, Archive of Our Own, Plurk, 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.

Prospective participantsCollapse )
Link3 comments|Leave a comment

Bang*Bang no. 80 [Aug. 26th, 2019|06:45 am]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|]


cover by Rae Fort

~*~

If I Look in Your Eyes (I'll Want You to Hold Me), by green papaya

Careful the Spell You Cast, by Wakahisa Rei (若久零)

Combination Lock, by shukyou (主教) *

Ever a Surprise, by Okō (織工)

The Shards of His Shiny Illusions, by TK Hoshikuzu (TK 星屑)

One at a time, by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三)

* illustrated

--

A Burning Question, by Iron Eater

~*~

Baby, ain't it something
How we've lasted this long
Shousetsu Bang*Bang
Proving everyone wrong
It's Issue 80
Full of mismatched bookends
Thank the creators
And tell all of your friends!

Some take two steps forward
Some take two steps back
This is the issue
Where opposites attract!

And you know--in this fiction
Hides a natural fact:
Shousetsu Bang*Bang
Queer opposites attract!

--

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

Link2 comments|Leave a comment

Prospective Participants for Bang*Bang 80 [Jun. 30th, 2019|07:09 am]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|]

This is a signup for the August 26 issue; the text deadline for the issue is August 13 and the art deadline is Saturday, August 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 Nerds vs. Jocks, Goths vs. Preps: Opposites attract, repel, and then attract again in this issue of sometimes-curious alignments.

NOTE: The submission guidelines have updated to reflect recent policy changes, but as a reminder: Issues are now all-content. If it would've run in one of our previous m/m, f/f, or Yes, And issues, it's fair game here.


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, Tumblr, Facebook, DeviantArt, y!gallery, Archive of Our Own, Plurk, 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.

Prospective participantsCollapse )
Link5 comments|Leave a comment

Bang*Bang no. 79 [Jun. 24th, 2019|06:23 am]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|]


cover by Tintin Pantoja

~*~

a kept woman, happily, by A.S. Mara *

A Star to Sail By, by Salem Fitzgerald

By the Light of Day, by Ana Miruko (婀汝 美琉子)

The Weight of What We Owe, by Iron Eater *

Cheat Codes, by Arson

Her Lover's Salt, by Himawari (ヒマワリ)

𒀭, by shukyou (主教) *

* illustrated

~*~

When on high the internet had not been named,

The world wide web had not been called by name,

Naught but the authors and artists, their begetters,

And Shousetsu Bang*Bang, who bore them all,

Their contributions commingling as a single smutty body;

No recommendations had been tweeted, no little green hearts had been clicked,

When no appreciation whatever had been spoken into being,

Unshared on social media, their destinies undetermined—

Then it was that the the new issue was formed within them.

--

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

Link1 comments|Leave a comment

Prospective Participants for Bang*Bang 79 [May. 9th, 2019|08:44 pm]
Shousetsu Bang*Bang

ladysisyphus
[Tags|]

This is a signup for the June 24 issue; the text deadline for the issue is Tuesday, June 11 and the art deadline is Saturday, June 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 When On High: Whether you like ancient gods and creation myths or prefer more contemporary positions of power, this issue invites a view from the tops of the world.

NOTE: The submission guidelines have updated to reflect recent policy changes, but as a reminder: Issues are now all-content. If it would've run in one of our previous m/m, f/f, or Yes, And issues, it's fair game here.


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, Tumblr, Facebook, DeviantArt, y!gallery, Archive of Our Own, Plurk, 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.

Prospective participantsCollapse )
Link5 comments|Leave a comment

navigation
[ viewing | most recent entries ]
[ go | earlier ]