Cheetahpaws calendar, COVID-19 shipping updates

Cheetahpaws After Hours 2020/21 Calendar

After some delays, I’m very happy to report that we have received our print run of the new Cheetahpaws calendar, and at this time all calendars pre-orders have been shipped!

The calendar runs from May 2020 to June 2021 and includes a centerfold. Now that pre-orders have been fulfilled, we will be filling new orders as they come and orders to distributors.

COVID-19 and shipping update

As some of you may know, we utilize a print-on-demand company to produce our books and comics. This allows us to publish a broad variety of works without needing a minimum number of copies to be printed. However, this means we don’t keep more than a few copies of any one item on hand at our own storage facility, and we frequently place stock orders with our printer or have our printer ship directly to a customer’s location. The only products we have on hand in bulk are the Cheetahpaws calendars.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our printer’s estimated production times have recently gotten longer, and they have already revised this time-frame twice. This means that depending on the items being ordered, there may be a delay in us being able to fill the order.

We normally strive to get orders shipped within two weeks of being placed, but depending on what stock we have on hand and our printer’s situation we may need longer to fulfill your order.

We encourage customers to keep ordering from us and other small businesses in the fandom during this time even if there is a delay in shipping. We do not have sales from conventions while this situation is on-going so we really need your support via online sales on FurPlanet.com and BadDogBooks.com, for eBooks, so we can keep paying our authors and artists royalties.

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Update on the 2020 Cheetahpaws After Hours Calendar

Update 03/31/2020

Cheetahpaws is close to completing the art and layout.

Once we have the final files, it will take less than a week for our printer to produce the calendars.

The finished calendar will run from April 2020 to May 2021, 13 months.


Late in December, Cheetahpaws had another round of eye surgery to help correct an ongoing issue he’s been having. It took him longer to recover than normal, and so the calendar artwork is still in production.

Because of that delay, we will be making the calendar run from February 2020 to January 2021 so you won’t miss out. (Just like we did with the 2015 Beach calendar.)

And we’re gonna include something extra with the pre-orders, a stand alone print that will be very After Dark.

We are also shipping out any orders that included calendars, and will send the calendar separately once we have them in our paws.

If you would like to pre-order one, here is the link: https://furplanet.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=1082

Thank you for patience and understanding.

Submission call: FANG Volume 11 — Fantasy

We are proud to announce that FANG Volume 11 is now open for submission. The theme for this volume is “Fantasy.” If it fits within the broad description of the fantasy genre, it could have a place in FANG. Some examples of style and subgenre choices include Sword and Sorcery, Epic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, traditional High Fantasy, or some new combination. Show us your creativity and let’s make magic together

FANG is an M/M erotic furry anthology (it should go without saying, but to be very clear, this includes trans men). All stories must center around at least one anthropomorphic animal character and contain erotic content.

Please adhere to the following submission guidelines:

Story length is between 2,500 and 10,000 words. Please query to fanganthology[at]gmail.com (Subject line: QUERY) if you plan to exceed this limit, and the editors will discuss it with you.

Multiple Submissions–Please limit yourself to no more than 2 submissions.

FANG’s editorial team works via comments and track changes in Microsoft Word. We understand that not everyone is capable of adhering to this as industry standard. If you cannot work this way, please inform the editorial team in your cover letter as to what software you use.

Please follow Standard Manuscript Format in your submission. (Please note, you do not need to submit your story in a monospace font, nor do you need to convert italics to underlining).

Reprints–Please query the editors directly about this topic.

Simultaneous Submissions–We are not accepting submissions that are also under consideration by another publication (even another FurPlanet publication). Submissions that have been rejected elsewhere are fine.

We will NOT accept:

  • Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.
  • Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18
  • Incest
  • Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction
  • Snuff or Necrophilia
  • Bestiality

We welcome and will be looking for diverse voices.

We are not interested in stories that give voice to racist or sexist ideologies.

Please send all submissions to fanganthology[at]gmail.com with the following formatting:

a. Subject Line: SUBMISSION: “Story Title” | Word Count

b. Your message body will function as your cover letter. Please include the following information:

  1. Your legal name
  2. Authorial name/fandom name (How you want to be listed on the story and in the table of contents)
  3. A two (2) sentence summary of the story
  4. Any other information you want the editors to have
  5. Please do not submit a separate, attached file as your cover letter. Place the information in the body of the e-mail

Publication/Work Schedule:

  • Submissions Open: 1 Jan, 2020
  • Submissions Close: 1 Apr, 2020
  • Acceptance/Rejection: by 15 Apr, 2020
  • Release Date: Anthrocon 2020

Payment:

  • ½ cent per word and a contributor copy of the publication

FANG is a FurPlanet/Bad Dog Books Production | Sparf has had numerous short stories published in fandom venues, including multiple volumes of FANG, and began the editorship of FANG with volume 10.

FANG Volume 10 – Transitions

We are proud to announce that FANG Volume 10 is now open for submission, with new editor Sparf and guest editor Kyell Gold. The theme for this volume is “Transitions.”

Everything in life transitions from one stage to another: relationships, personality, jobs, you name it. What happens when the way you view someone changes? Does it lead to steamier places, or to a cooling off? Maybe someone is transitioning into single life, or away from monogamy in their relationship. Maybe society is in transition around the characters. The theme is broad, so show us what it means to you.

FANG is an M/M erotic furry anthology (it should go without saying, but to be very clear, this includes trans men). All stories must center around at least one anthropomorphic animal character and contain erotic content.

Please adhere to the following submission guidelines:

1)     Story length is between 2,500 and 10,000 words. Please query to fanganthology@gmail.com (Subject line: QUERY)  if you plan to exceed this limit, and the editors will discuss it with you.

2)     Multiple Submissions–Please limit yourself to no more than 2 submissions.

3)     Reprints–Please query the editors directly about this topic.

4)     Simultaneous Submissions–We are not accepting submissions that are also under consideration by another publication (even another FurPlanet publication). Submissions that have been rejected elsewhere are fine.

5)     We will NOT accept:

  • Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.
  • Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18
  • Incest
  • Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction
  • Snuff or Necrophilia
  • Bestiality

We welcome and will be looking for diverse voices.

We are not interested in stories that give voice to racist or sexist ideologies.

6) Please send all submissions to fanganthology@gmail.com with the following formatting:

a.      Subject Line: SUBMISSION: “Story Title” | Word Count

b.     Your message body will function as your cover letter. Please include the following information:

                               i. Your legal name

                             ii. Authorial name/fandom name (How you want to be listed on the story and in the table of contents)

                           iii. A two (2) sentence summary of the story

                           iv. Any other information you want the editors to have

                             v. Please do not submit a separate, attached file as your cover letter. Place the information in the body of the e-mail

Publication/Work Schedule:

  • Submissions Open: 1 May, 2019
  • Submissions Close: 31 July, 2019 at midnight Pacific Time
  • Acceptance/Rejection: by August 31, 2019
  • Release Date: Midwest FurFest 2019

Payment:

  • ½ cent per word and a contributor copy of the publication

FANG is a FurPlanet/Bad Dog Books Production | Kyell Gold has previously edited the anthology X and is the author of over twenty books and as many short stories. Sparf has had numerous short stories published in fandom venues, including multiple volumes of FANG.

Website outage update

Our host’s latest update is that our server is back online, but the associated database server is still undergoing recovery and repair. Hopefully this means we won’t be offline too much longer.

We’ll have to check the site to make sure all the data is there, but we have daily backups with the last one being completed 3am the day before the outage. We’ll update again as soon as we have more info.

ROAR 11 Submission Call

ROAR 11: Innovation is Now Open to submissions.

We are interested in underrepresented voices. If you have personal experience relevant to your story, feel free to mention it in your cover letter. For instance, if your story is about a space unicorn and you are a space unicorn (or a research biologist who studies space unicorns), let us know. We welcome and will be looking for diverse voices. We are not interested in stories that give voice to racist or sexist ideologies. We are not interested in stories that involve rape in any way. We’re very serious about this; that’s why it’s in bold.

We’re looking for excellent general audience furry stories on the theme “INNOVATION.” If you have an excellent story, but you’re not sure it fits the theme, give it a try. We can be generous in how we interpret “Innovation,” but all stories must be furry. That means an anthropomorphic animal figure should be significantly featured in your story — it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence. We’ll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks — as long as it’s excellent. Though, the editor does have a preference for stories where the animal nature of the characters matters — if the reader can’t even remember the species of the characters by the end of the story, then that’s not a good sign.

Please send submissions as an attached .doc, .docx, or .rtf file in Standard Manuscript Format to ROARanthology(at)gmail.com with a subject line that reads: SUBMISSION: “Story Title” – word count. (For an example of Standard Manuscript Format, see this essay by William Shunn. For help with writing a cover letter, check out this excellent advice from Strange Horizons.)

Length — Between 2,000 and 18,000 words. Query if longer or shorter. We tend to prefer stories between 4,000 and 10,000 words.

Multiple submissions — Keep it reasonable; two or three stories at a time is probably okay; ten isn’t.

Reprints — Yes, but include information about where the story was previously published. We’re more interested in stories that will be new to the majority of our audience.

Simultaneous submissions — No. If you send a story to us, please don’t send it anywhere else until you hear back from us.

Response time — Most final decisions won’t be made until after the deadline, but all stories should receive a response by March 1st.

Payment — 1/2 cent per word and one contributor’s copy.*

Deadline — February 1st, 2020

Expected release date — July, 2020

Rights — Exclusive rights for a period of twelve months following the first date of publication, and nonexclusive rights to all publication of the Work in perpetuity.

Publication of a non-reprint story used the First World English rights.

The ROAR anthologies are a FurPlanet production. The editor for ROAR 11 is Mx. Madison Keller, who previously co-edited “The Daily Grind” and “Tales From the Guild: World Tour.”