The theme for this issue is THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT: Be sure to say 'I'll be right back,' go upstairs whenever you want, and always, always have sex.
For this issue, we're bringing back an October tradition and waiving 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.
- Quick Answers: Interested in participating but don't know where to start? Bring your quick questions here!
- 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.
There will be a digital edition of this issue released for download at some point in the future, and from this point on we're assuming that if you submit to us, you are saying yes to being a part of this collection. However, if you do not want your contribution available for download, please let us know in an email and we will respect that.
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Prospective standalone (only) artists:
[Please note: this section of the signup is for artists who are interested in contributing original art but do not want to collaborate with an author. Any artist who offers to illustrate is of course welcome to do a standalone piece as well.]
Illustrators offering services: