FurPlanet publishes several anthologies each year, including FANG and ROAR under our Bad Dog Books imprint. This page will be updated with submission info and deadlines for all anthologies which are open for submission.
NOTE: Please read all the submission information carefully and address any questions directly to the editor linked in the anthology description.
Anthology General Terms: Authors of accepted submissions agree to a payment of 1/2 cent per word, exclusive publication rights in print and electronic formats for the period of one year from date of publication and non-exclusive rights in perpetuity thereafter. Submissions must not contain any copyrighted characters which the author does not hold the copyright on. Any story submissions featuring minors in sexual situations will be rejected.
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!
The Rabbit Dies First
FurPlanet is pleased to invite writers of anthropomorphic fiction to submit to its upcoming anthology, The Rabbit Dies First. We are looking for stories of all genres: scifi, fantasy, horror, mystery, crime, romance, or slice of life -- to name a few -- all centered around two concepts: the rabbit is going to die, and someone else is next.
But I don't want to kill a rabbit!
Then don't! Maybe the rabbit knows the rabbit is supposed to die first. Maybe everyone only expects the rabbit to die. Maybe death isn't what it seems. We encourage you to play with the concept, rebel against it, or adhere to it--whatever makes a great story.
Seriously, what genre? Is erotic fiction okay?
Erotic fiction is okay as long as it contributes to a good story. We're looking for a balanced anthology with many different genre types, so give us the type of story you love to write the most, or take this opportunity to try a genre you've always wanted to write in. We want to put out a book full of stories that are fun, gripping, heartbreaking, suspenseful, sweet, sexy, terrifying, and any combination. Want to write a prison drama or a high seas adventure? Send it to us! Just remember: The Rabbit Dies First.
Is there anything you don't want?
Glad you asked! We're not looking for stories including gratuitous descriptions of extreme violence (torture porn), bestiality, or non-consensual sexual situations. We're not interested in publishing stories that give a voice to racist or sexist ideologies. We also do not want stories with only humans and no anthropomorphic animals. We do welcome and will be looking for diverse voices.
Submissions should be in standard manuscript format and attached in .doc, .docx., or .rtf format in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject STORY SUBMISSION: [Story Title Goes Here]
In the message body, please include a brief cover letter introducing yourself and your story.
Word Length: 2000-12000 words
Payment: 1 cent/word + contributor copy
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018
Multiple Submissions: Maximum 2
Simultaneous Submissions: No
The Rabbit Dies First is a FurPlanet Production. The editor is Ryan Campbell.
Exploring New Places
An anthology of furry stories about going someplace new. That journey can be anything, from a comedy about someone going on a packaged vacation to an exotic resort where everything goes wrong, or a romance where they find Mr. or Ms. Right, to a horror story about an expedition to explore a new planet, or a historic drama about a sailing ship blown off course in a hurricane to an unknown continent.
Length: 4,000 to 20,000 words. Lesser will be accepted. Longer … let’s discuss it.
Opening: March 1st, 2018. Deadline: May 31st, 2018. To be published at Anthrocon 2018, July 5 – 8.
Rating: G to PG. Keep it for all ages, for a family audience.
No explicit erotica, but tasteful romance of any orientation is okay.
Authors who want to contribute are urged to check with me (Fred Patten) first to make sure that their story ideas are not too close to others which are being submitted. Multiple submissions by an author will be considered, but simultaneous submission of a story to different anthologies will not be.
Payment: ½¢ per word upon publication and a contributor’s copy of Exploring New Places, a $19.95 anthology. Contributors may buy additional copies at a 30% discount.
Send submissions to email@example.com.
FANG Volume 9 - Bad Romance
I know everyone has been waiting but the wait is finally over. After much thinking and revising the theme for FANG Volume 9 is “Bad Romance.” This is a broad theme that I know can go many places.
- Forbidden/Taboo (within reason) Relationships – If you want warring families and factions with love that shouldn’t be that would work as a “Bad Romance”
- “Doomed” relationships and affairs that are passionate but not sustainable
- Romance that just goes badly comedically
There are plenty of options here. If you are not sure if your story is on theme please reach out to the editor and he will gladly assist you.
FANG is an M/M erotic furry anthology. All stories must center around anthropomorphic animals and contain erotic/sexual content; it is a staple of the collection after all.
Please adhere to the following submission guidelines:
- Story length is between 5,000 and 15,000 words. Please query if you plan to exceed this limit.
- Multiple Submissions – Please limit yourself to no more than 2 submissions.
- Reprints – Please query the editor directly about this topic.
- Simultaneous Submissions – We are not accepting simultaneous submissions.
- Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following formatting/content:
a. Email Subject Line: i. SUBMISSION: “Story Title” | Word Count
b. Your message body will serve as your cover letter please include the following information:
i. Your legal name
ii. Authorial name/fandom name
iii. A two (2) to four (4) sentence summary of the story
iv. Any other information you want the editor to have regarding yourself or your submission that is not asked for above.
- Submissions Open: 21-October-2017
- Submissions Close: 1-April-2018
- Acceptance/Rejection: Between 8-April-2018 and 15-April-2018
- Release Date: Anthrocon 2018
- Half a cent per word plus a contributor’s copy
FANG is a FurPlanet/Bad Dog Books Production | Ashe has served as editor for the collection for FANG 5, 6, 7, 8, and now 9.