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NaNoWriMo and SSBB: two great tastes...

  • Oct. 31st, 2011 at 6:52 PM
neomeruru: (sssh just come)
Nanowriters: good luck this year! I will be, as usual, living vicariously through you and using it to try to get into the pants of cute writers while not writing a single word of my own. It may be sabotage for them, but it is sexy, sexy sabotage.

But but BUT, in case you didn't know, the next issue of Shousetsu Bang*Bang ([ profile] bb_shousetsu) is a theme-free, no-limit issue. This means that anyone writing ORIGINAL GAY FICTION for their Nano should totally consider submitting their stories to the zine! The deadline for the issue is December 13, which means there's plenty of time for Editcember to polish it up (read: cut out the 5k where you just wrote 'I am a fish' over and over).

The only stipulation is that SSBB needs to have right of first publication. Snippets posted publicly are fine, complete stories in friends-locked/filtered entries are fine, you just can't post it in-full publicly until the issue goes live. Not that bad, right? Oh, and it's strongly recommended that everyone be alive and in love at the end. It's a happy 'zine.

Just thought you Nanowriters might like the chance to get your stories out there in an already-established forum! More views! More comments! That's not even mentioning there's plenty of artists who sign up to illustrate for SSBB (yours truly included), so you could even get your NaNoWriMo story ILLUSTRATED. How cool is that?

[edit: when I say polished up, I mean seriously, cut out all the crap you put in there to make 50k, and also make sure it makes sense, and that it's not offensive, and that you actually want people to read it, and that the unpaid editors won't want to wear my skin for suggesting you submit it. Quality assurance, people. :D]


[identity profile] wrote:
Nov. 1st, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Yesssssss, I am glad that you are pimping out this possibility. / puts on my party hat, joins you
[identity profile] wrote:
Nov. 1st, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
I can only sign off on this as long as they are EDITED. VERY SERIOUSLY EDITED. VERY VERY VERY VERY SERIOUSLY EDITED. Since in SSBB we want a good story that's told in as many words as it takes to tell it, not a good (?) story that's been stretched to an arbitrary length for the purposes of a challenge.

Can you tell I'm not a NaNo fan?
[identity profile] wrote:
Nov. 1st, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I can tell. I have faith that the people who read this know the difference between the two. But I'll edit a note in there too.
[identity profile] wrote:
Nov. 1st, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Yay! No skin-wearing necessary!

Seriously, though, I'm going to be reading all these around the same time I'll be grading 40-odd undergraduate final papers, writing a final for one of the classes I'm taking, and finishing up my own dadgumn story, so the quality of mercy will be unusually strained.

But hell, we like good! Good is what we like! Bring on the good!