August 27th, 2011

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Prospective participants list for Bang*Bang no.33

This is a signup for the October 24 issue; the deadline for the issue is October 18. 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, and you're not selling your soul to anyone by signing up, but throwing your name into the hat is always a good way to get that creative impulse flowing! Signups for the beta reader pool will be in an upcoming post.

The theme for this issue is MYTHS AND MONSTERS: something wicked this way comes.

Special to this issue: Usually, the bb_shousetsu ethic is to lead toward HAPPY ENDINGS! However, for this particular issue ... we're going to waive that rule. If you still want your guys to wind up happily ever after, go for it! However, if you're aiming for a more mythical and/or monstrous conclusion, well, this is your chance!
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 submissions 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; 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. For related nonsense and goings-on, come hang out on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, DeviantArt, and y!gallery!

Sharp-eyed, calendar-minded folk may notice that the publication date for this issue is a day later than originally announced. The reason for this is that we've been looking at things like statistics and comments, and we get the impression that Monday is a better publication date for readers than Sunday. However, the submission deadline's the same as it's always been, so focus on that and you'll be fine!

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