The theme for this issue is Second Chances: Ever wish you could turn back time and do it all again? Well, now you can!
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS ISSUE: In some ways, this is a normal m/m issue, where we take new submissions created specifically for this theme -- so if you're inspired for that, go for it! This is actually one of our most-requested issue themes.
However, because it's also been a much-requested thing, we've designated this issue as a redo/remix/rewrite opportunity as well. If you've had a particular story/artwork run in one of our m/m SSBB issues before and really wished you could give it a good overhaul, this is the issue for you! Give that piece a second chance with a fresh coat of paint, a few plotline tweaks, or a whole brand-new happy ending. You can change it as much or as little as you like, so long as you're doing something other than just tidying sentences and renaming characters.
You may also remix someone else's story or artwork -- but only with the original creator's permission. You may do this by contacting the creator directly. Creators who want to offer up their work for remixing may also comment on this post or contact the editorial staff through other channels; this post will keep a list of those creators whose works are open to anyone for remixing.
Due to how this is one issue addressing many much-requested elements, individuals may create multiple submissions for this issue.
- 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.
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!
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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:
Creators offering their work for remixing:
Iron Eater (see below)
Kimyō Tabibito (except Knife Edge)