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 Not Yet Open to submissions.
The submission period will open September 1st, 2019.

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

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.”

FWG Blog – April 2019 — Furry Writers’ Guild

It’s April! We’re not joking about all the accomplishments that are happening in this post. Guild Newsroom If you missed them, check out our recent spotlights on members Frances Pauli and Leilani Wilson! If you have a recent or upcoming release, or a project you really want to talk about (and you haven’t […]

FWG Blog – April 2019 — Furry Writers’ Guild

The Reclamation Project — Year One

“The humans were amazing, in their day. Our world is layered over theirs, and the bones of the old one still poke through. On a clear morning you can see what’s left of one of their cities out in the bay… Huge buildings, tens or hundreds of stories high, standing precarious and mostly-uninhabitable, their flooded streets under twenty feet of water. But the humans’ day has passed. Oh, there’s still a few of them out there, trying to take back the world they squandered. But without claws? Without fur? Without scent? Heh. Good luck to ‘em.”

The Reclamation Project is an anthology of furry stories in a shared world, a fantasy setting of a post-cataclysmic but ultimately optimistic future. Drawing elements from solarpunk, sword and sorcery/sword and planet, and super-science adventure tales, The Reclamation Project tells the story of this future world by focusing on the stories of the furs who live in it. It is intended to be the first in a series.

This anthology will be edited by John “The Gneech” Robey, creator of the Suburban Jungle web comic series. Full details on this anthology and its submission process can be found on his website, here: http://gneech.com/reclamation/

FurPlanet’s 2018 publications, eligible for the 2018 Cóyotl Awards and Ursa Major Awards

Award nomination time will soon be upon us in the fandom so here is a categorized list of all our prose publications from 2018 for your consideration.

NOTE: This list is categorized using Cóyotl Awards word counts, Ursa Major Award categories based on word count are slightly different from the Cóyotl Awards and are as follows: Novel (40,000 words +), Short Fiction (less than 40,000)

Best Novel (50,000 words or longer)

  • Contraindications by Pen Darke
  • Love Match: Book 2 (2010-2012) by Kyell Gold*
  • The Demon and the Fox (Calatians Book 2) by Tim Susman

Best Novella (between 20,000 and 50,000 words long)

From Windfall: An Otter-Body Experience and other stories by Tempe O’Kun

  • An Otter-Body Experience by Tempe O’Kun (31,200)

Best Short Story (up to 20,000 words long)

From CLAW Volume 1 edited by K.C. Alpinus

  • Contextual Intercourse by Erin Quinn (6,100)
  • The Beating of Wild Hooves by Dwale (12,500)
  • The Church Mouse by Madison Keller (6,200)
  • Tempered by Crimson Ruari (8,900)
  • A Simple Wager by Holly A. Morrison (3,800)
  • Support by Kristina “Orrery” Tracer (6,500)
  • She Who Wears The Mask by Tenza (6,900)
  • Trophy Hunting Blueseiryuu (5,300)
  • The True Villain by Dark End (6,300)
  • Smokey and the Jaybird by Slip Wolf (9,400)
  • Frontier Living by Jeeves Bunny (5,200)
  • Roses by Searska Greyraven (10,700)
  • The Tutor Learns by Skunkbomb (8,300)

From Dissident Signals edited by NightEyes DaySpring and Slip Wolf

  • A signal comes… by Slip Wolf
  • 0.02% by Faora Meridian (11,200)
  • Chasing the Feeling by Mog Moogle (5,900)
  • Losing Yourself by George Squares (6,100)
  • The Melting Pot Has Frozen Over by T.D. Coltraine (10,300)
  • A Road of Dust and Honey by Searska GreyRaven (8,000)
  • Protecting the Code by TJ Minde (11,100)
  • Gilded Cage by Jelliqal Belle (10,400)
  • The Tower by Gullwulf (6,000)
  • The Preacherman by Stephen M. Coghlan (4,900)
  • Forbidden Fruit by Detroit (10,600)
  • Photographs by Televassi (9,400)
  • Gloves by James L. Steele (4,300)
  • The Reclaimers by Joseph Vandehey (4,000)
  • Coffee Grounds by Thurston Howl (4,000)
  • Not All Dogs by Mary E. Lowd** (4,300)
  • A Better America 501©(3) by NightEyes DaySpring (7,500)
  • Coda by Slip Wolf

From Exploring New Places edited by Fred Patten

  • To Drive the Cold Winter Away by Michael H. Payne (8,400)
  • In Search of the Creators by Alan Loewen (4,900)
  • The Rocky Spires of Planet 227 by Mary E. Lowd** (4,600)
  • Defiant by Harwich Wolcott (12,100)
  • Why Indeed by Pepper Hume (6,700)
  • Come to Todor! by Fred Patten (4,300)
  • You Are Our Lifeboat by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen (6,800)
  • The Animal Game by Vixyy Fox (7,500)
  • Ashland’s Fury by MikasiWolf (14,400)
  • Legacy by M. R. Anglin (10,600)
  • Umbra’s Legion: Shamblers of Woe by Adam Baker (8,300)
  • Umbra’s Legion: Where Pride Planted by Geoff Galt (8,200)
  • Beyond Acacia Ridge by Amy Fontaine (6,600)
  • One Day in Hanoi by Thomas “Faux” Steele (4,000)
  • Welcome, Furries by Cathy Smith (4,400)
  • Back Then by Frank LeRenard (5,500)
  • Tortoise Who by Mary E. Lowd** (4,100)
  • I Am the Jaguar by Cairyn (17,300)
  • The Promise of New Heffe by Kary M. Jomb (6,000)

From Feral! edited by Rechan

  • Snowbound by Of The Wilds (16,000)
  • Supernatural Delight by Whyte Yoté (8,900)
  • Nothing Feathered, Nothing Gained by Resolute (12,000)
  • Adrenaline High by Kandrel (6,000)

From In Flux edited by Rechan

  • Aesop’s Universe: Savages in Space by Bill Kieffer (15,000)
  • Wild Dog by Franklin Leo (6,300)
  • Good Boy by Friday Donnelly (2,600)
  • Never Lick a PVC Vixen by Tarl “Voice” Hoch (16,700)

From ROAR Volume 9 edited by Mary E. Lowd

  • Saguaros by Watts Martin (2,900)
  • Ghosts by Searska GreyRaven (10,800)
  • Froggy Stews by A. Humphrey Lanham (2,700)
  • Post-Isolation by Ellis Aen (12,000)
  • Resistance by David M Sula (8,000)
  • The Hard Way by Val E Ford (2,200)
  • Coyote Magic by Ryan Campbell (7,100)
  • The Last Roundup by Amy Fontaine (4,000)
  • Safe Mode by John Giezentanner (5,000)
  • Laotian Rhapsody by Al Song (6,200)
  • Qibla by Bill Kieffer (18,500)
  • Dear Sis by Matt Doyle (2,800)
  • Every Last Paw by Blake Hutchins (1,800)
  • Mixed Blessings by Kittara Foxworthy (17,100)
  • No Dogs by KC Alpinus (8,300)

From Tales from the Guild – World Tour edited by Ocean Tigrox, co-edited by Madison
Keller, George Squares, and MikasiWolf

  • She Who Eats by Frances Pauli (10,230)
  • The White World by Dark End (6,100)
  • Waterlogged by Madison Keller (10,200)
  • Frost Bridge by Amethystos (9,500)
  • Tempus Imperfectum by Al Song (9,600)
  • Forgiveness Hex by George Squares (4,600)
  • Vanillupus and Other People’s Wits Take on the Inhospitable World by Slip Wolf (6,700)
  • The Gaucho by CorgiW (7,300)

From Windfall: An Otter-Body Experience and other stories by Tempe O’Kun

  • Wrapping Up by Tempe O’Kun (4,300)
  • Groundwork by Tempe O’Kun (5,000)
  • Something Big by Tempe O’Kun (12,000)
  • Hard Sleeper by Tempe O’Kun (3,300)
  • Forget-Me-Nots and Told-You-Sos by Tempe O’Kun (1,800)
  • Tied at the Dock by Tempe O’Kun (5,500)
  • Pack Lunch by Tempe O’Kun (3,900)
  • In the Dark by Tempe O’Kun (6,400)
  • Home for the Holidays by Tempe O’Kun (8,100)
  • Movie Night by Tempe O’Kun (6,200)

Best Anthology (any length)

  • CLAW Volume 1 edited by K.C. Alpinus
  • Dissident Signals edited by NightEyes DaySpring and Slip Wolf
  • Exploring New Places edited by Fred Patten
  • Feral! edited by Rechan
  • In Flux edited by Rechan
  • ROAR Volume 9 edited by Mary E. Lowd
  • Tales from the Guild – World Tour edited by Ocean Tigrox, co-edited by Madison Keller, George Squares, and MikasiWolf
  • Windfall: An Otter-Body Experience and other stories by Tempe O’Kun

* withdrawn from Ursa Major Awards by the author

** withdrawn from Cóyotl Awards by the author