December 28th, 2011

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Prospective participants list for Bang*Bang no.35

This is a signup for the February 20 issue; the text deadline for the issue is Tuesday, February 14, and the art deadline is Saturday, February 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 doing 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 creating an unbreakable contract by signing up, but throwing your name into the hat is always a good way to get that creative impulse going! Signups for the beta reader pool will be in an upcoming post.

The theme for this issue is HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: I'd like to thank the Academy....

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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.

Also! Please double-check to make sure you have smart quotes turned off. Google Docs' recent redesigns have turned that option back on for many people without their knowng it, and that's terrible.

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!

And one more plug for our social media and theme suggestion poll, because we'd like to get as much input on that as we can!

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