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

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

Inhuman Acts 2: Sable Tales – Noir Anthology Call

Stanley Rivets is on the hunt for more case files. The black sable is searching for stories where cynicism and fatalism reign true among all classes and species. Where morals and values are so grey, the shadows can’t be separated from the light. Tales that are only told in dimly lit back alleys or the dark corner of the bar.

We’re excited to announce the sequel to the Cóyotl winning anthology Inhuman Acts. Send us your anthropomorphic noir stories! Cross genres, be different, go deep. The classics are always welcome, but extra consideration will be given to stories that are not traditional. Regardless of the tale you tell, make it a good one. Have a twist or three. Make jaws hit the floor at the reveal. Noir isn’t always a detective speaking his thoughts out as he solves a case. To us, what really makes a good noir story are characters stretched to their limits, people and animals blinded by their wants and desires, others struggling against unwinnable odds.

Basic Guidelines:

  • Stories can range between PG to R rating.
  • Maximum of 10k words. If you need more than that, please contact me with your story synopsis and why you need more words before submitting.
  • Original stories only. Nothing that has already seen print or been posted online.
  • No simultaneous submissions
  • This is an anthropomorphic anthology so having feral or anthropomorphic characters is must! Don’t look at this as a requirement but as something to give your story some spice and do something different with the genre.
  • Adult and Sexual themes allowed – Graphic sex and excessive violence/gore is not. Make sure it’s crucial to the story if you’re going to include anything sexual. Otherwise feel free to play around and be as light or dark with your story as you wish.
  • We will not accept any stories that portray racism, misogyny or rape in a positive light

Document Formatting:

  • .doc or .docx
  • standard manuscript format – courier font preferred

Payment:

  • ½ cent/word and a contributor copy

Send submissions to TigroxTales@gmail.com with the subject “IA2 – [Author] – [Story Title]”

Please include a cover letter with the following details:

  •  Author name and story title
  •  Word count
  •  Summary of the story

Follow @TigroxTales on twitter for updates

Submissions are due by Feb 1st, 2019.

ROAR Volume 10

We’re looking for excellent general audience furry stories on the theme “COMMUNITY.”  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 “community,” 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.

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.

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, 2019
  • Expected release date — July, 2019

The ROAR anthologies are a FurPlanet production. The editor for ROAR 10 is Mary E. Lowd, who also edited ROAR 6, ROAR 7, ROAR 8, and ROAR 9.

Dealing in Denver, Colorado

I saw someone on Twitter asking @DenFurCo about what tax forms they needed in order to sell at their con. Being a first year con, the dealer app did not include this info. Since I’d been a dealer at Rocky Mountain FurCon for several years before it closed down I figured I’d share some info.

Firstly, since the convention is located in Denver, you’ll need a form for Denver Sales Tax as well as a form for Colorado sales tax. This is because Denver is a “home rule” city and collects its own sales tax. The last time we sold there, the sales tax was 7.62% total.

Denver: the form you’ll need is the Denver Sales Tax Special Event Application/Registration, form 571. This form is here and there is a $5 license fee. The last time I did this, Denver does not mail you a license. Your only proof is your cancelled check. The form itself has a tax return at the bottom that you’ll have to fill out and mail after the convention. More info here: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/treasury-division/business-taxes/special-event-tax-information.html

Colorado: You’ll need to fill out the Vendor Special Event License Application for Single or Multiple Events. The filing fee for this form is $8 for a single event. The link is here. You can file and pay your Colorado sales tax online at https://www.colorado.gov/revenueonline/_/

NOTE: We are based in Texas so our perspective is that of an out of state vendor. These requirements may differ if you are local or already have a Colorado sales tax ID.

I hope this info helps. Good luck fellow DenFur dealers and artists!

“The Time He Desires” ACLU Donation Made!

kyell:

Hey guys! Remember how FurPlanet and I decided to donate proceeds from sales of “The Time He Desires” to the ACLU to help fight gross stuff like the Muslim ban and lots of other terrible threats happening in the country? We got the sales receipts together and they totaled very nearly a thousand dollars! So Fuzzwolf rounded up and today we were absolutely thrilled to send a $1,000 donation to the ACLU.

Thank you, everyone who bought a book or who spread the word about it. Thanks to all of you donating independently to the ACLU or any other group fighting to keep our country free and equal. This is a nice gesture but the fight keeps going.

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“The Time He Desires” ACLU Donation Made! was originally published on Kyell’s Corner

https://furplanet.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=888

We’re super proud to have been a part of publishing this book, and to raising money for a good cause.