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.

Advertisements

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.”

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/

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.

3 new submission calls for anthologies open now!

We currently have three anthologies open for submission: ROAR Volume 8, FANG Volume 8, and an untitled Dystopian anthology. Please read the below submission calls if you’d like to participate and contact the editors directly with any questions.

Thanks for considering contributing to our books and good luck!

ROAR Volume 8

We’re looking for excellent general audience furry stories on the theme “paradise.”  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 “paradise,” but all stories have to 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.

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 12,000 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.
  • Paymet – ½ cent per word and one contributor’s copy on publication.*
  • Deadline – February 1st, 2017
  • Expected release date – July, 2017

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

FANG Volume 8

We are proud to announce that FANG and ROAR are teaming up this year with a joint theme of “Paradise”. Paradise can be many things and not all of them perfect and happy, everyone is different.

Fang is an M/M erotic furry anthology. All stories must center around anthropomorphic animals and contain erotic content; it is a staple of the collection after all.

Please adhere to the following submission guidelines:

1) Story length is between 2,500 and 18,500 words. Please query if you plan to exceed this limit.
2) Multiple Submissions – Please limit yourself to no more than 2 submissions.
3) Reprints – Please query the editor directly about this topic.
4) Simultaneous Submissions – We are not accepting simultaneous submissions.
5) Please send all submissions to ashe.anthologies@gmail.com with the following formatting:

a. Subject Line:

i. 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
iii. A two (2) sentence summary of the story
iv. Any other information you want the editor to have

Publication/Work Schedule:

• Submissions Open: 1-December-2016
• Submissions Close: 1-April-2017
• Acceptance/Rejection: Between 8-April-2017 and 15-April-2017
• Release Date: Anthrocon 2017

Payment:

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

FANG is a FurPlanet/Bad Dog Books Production | Ashe has served as editor for the collection for FANG 5, 6, 7, and now 8.

Dystopian Anthology

Theme: Dystopian
Title: To be determined
Due Date: May 1st, 2017
Length: 4,000-12,000.
Editors: NightEyes DaySpring and Slip-Wolf
Publisher: FurPlanet
Rating: G to R

Call for submissions:

Society and culture are always in flux. These changes often provide both positive and negative consequences. Humanity has always wondered what future lies ahead of it. The exploration of these possibilities, the roads taken, and the roads not taken are at the heart of dystopian fiction. Can society adapt, or will it be stuck in stasis? Can these forces be shaped by government and powerful people for better or will they shape us? Most importantly, what happens when things go wrong? What happens when the system is corrupted?

Furry literature offers the opportunity to explore these futures and our past through a different lens. It frees us to step back and look at ourselves in a deeper way. How would an anthropomorphic society face authoritarian governments, intrusive commercialization, and ecological degradation? Would social organization by species be more important than economic concerns? This anthology is looking for furry dystopian stories that explore these questions and more.

For this anthology, I would like to see a broad set of stories covered. I expect to see a lot of darker sci-fi and near future sci-fi stories. While these are great, they aren’t the only thing I’ll be looking for. I also want to see stories about characters struggling and overcoming challenges facing them to build better lives for themselves. Unique settings and cultures will also be welcome additions to the book. While I anticipate stories talking about politics, your work should have a deeper focus than just current political concerns.

Remember, you story must be furry, but I will accept mixed human/furry societies. Because they are quite common in the furry fandom, furry persecution stories must be different and unique in order to be seriously considered. Finally, stories with elements of farce and comedy are also welcome. Your story does not need to dark and gritty to fit the theme.

Payment rate is half cent a word plus a contributor’s copy. Send submissions to furrydystopiananthology@gmail.com.