April 23rd, 2011

gone to texas

Prospective participants list for Bang*Bang no.31

This is a signup for the June 19 issue; the deadline for the issue is June 14. 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 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, but throwing your name into the hat is always a good way to get that creative impulse flowing! Signup for the beta reader pool will be in an upcoming post.

The theme for this issue is WILD WILD WEST: lots of places have a west.A small, repeated plea from your editors: use Google Docs. It's not mandatory, and we'll still accept submissions in any form in which we can read them, but please, it makes editing, sharing, and collaborating just that much easier -- and ensures they won't be lost in the spam folder. ...And speaking of that spam folder, if you're going to send us an email for any reason, please take a minute to make sure the subject line and body have enough unique text that they won't trip Google's overactive spam filter; we'll be checking it more vigilantly in the future, but if you don't hear a reply from us in a few days, best to change up your wording and try again.

Please remember also to add yourself as a member of the bb_shousetsu community if you're writing or illustrating, as many admin announcements and past entries are locked to members only. For open discussion on any SSBB-related topic, start a thread at bangbangwhimper.

On the subject of artist-writer collaborations: neomeruru has raised some good issues and started some good discussions over at bangbangwhimper, which you should read if you're interested in illustrating/being llustrated. Short version: I think we'd all love to see more illustrated stories around these parts, so let's get some hookups professional collaborations going! Don't be shy -- ask someone to dance!

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