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!
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.
- 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
- .doc or .docx
- standard manuscript format – courier font preferred
- 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.