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.
- 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.
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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: