[adjective][species] is a group of people who’ve been around furry for a little while and have stories to tell. We write about our experiences in the fandom, good and bad, past and present; and there may be the occasional little web toy coming from us now and then, too. If you’d like to join as a contributor – either of writing or otherwise – feel free to let us know some about yourself and what you have to say or do with a completed article or work, and we’ll see about putting together a guest post. Additionally, if you would like to write for us regularly, let us know and we can see about pulling you on board.
Please keep in mind that this is not a venue to vent about the fandom, nor is it an anti-furry site. We’re all about introspection and self examination, even if we wind up examining some hard topics about our connection with this strange group, but we’re still furries all the same! We ask that most submissions be kept rated PG-13, or at least tastefully R, for [adjective][species]. Sex is a large part of furry, and should be mentioned, so if you’d like to write about that, your submission will more likely wind up on Love ◦ Sex ◦ Fur, though the submission process is still the same!What we are looking for:
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A bi-annual online publication dedicated to finding new experiences within anthropomorphic writing and art. Publications will be released as an online journal. Submissions can have humans but must be animal-related. Anthropomorphic and feral creatures are both accepted. They are looking for five poems per publication, with no minimum or maximum length. For fiction, they are seeking one story per publication with a maximum of 10,000 words and no minimum length. For essays, they are looking for one essay per publication with a maximum of 10,000 words and no minimum length. Essays must relate to animals or the furry fandom. All files must be .doc, .docx, or .rtf. New work is preferred. If your submission has been published before, please tell them in the cover letter. To submit, send an e-mail with cover letter to email@example.com. For more specific information, please see the link below.
Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is looking for essays, stories, and poems that capture the essence and immediacy of the beast. Render on the page what is both alien and familiar about an animal, animals, or being “animal.” Our readers want what is safe, dangerous, and wondrous. They want to discover the animal caught within the prose and see it set free beyond the imagination.
Nonfiction: needs book excerpts, personal essays, experimental, memoir, humor. Does not want anything overtly religious, pornographic, or sentimental. Length: 5,000 words.
Fiction: needs adventure, confession, experimental, ethnic, fantasy, horror, humor, mainstream, science fiction, suspense. Does not want anything overtly religious, pornographic, or sentimental. Length: 5,000 words.
Poetry: needs avant-garde, free verse, traditional. Send up to five poems. Total not to exceed five pages.
Animal will consider simultaneous submissions, but asks that you notify us immediately if you are accepted elsewhere. We do not reprint work published elsewhere, in any form.Animal will launch online in late fall. Please send submissions pasted into the body of an e-mail, as well as attached to the e-mail as a MS Word-compatible document, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put the title and genre of work in your subject line. Please send questions for the literary magazine at the same address to Elisabeth Lanser-Rose, fiction editor; D
Claw and QuillClaw & Quill will publish 4–5 articles, of about 800–1200 words each, per issue. The goal is to hit a monthly schedule, but initially the schedule will be determined by availability of content. At this time we do not expect to pay contributors.
An online magazine accepting stories and articles related to anthropomorphic characters and themes. Stories and articles have later been featured in a published anthology. Check the anthrozine website for more details.
A german language furry anthology accepting story submissions in many different genres. For more information, see their website.
Centaur currently on haitus
An online literary journal seeking fiction, poetry, and non-fiction that explores the powerful, historical, and sometimes life-changing connection that exists between humans and horses. Fiction must be under 5,000 words. For most specific information regarding submissions, check out the website.
North American Fur
North American Fur is an APA fanzine that is published twice a year. In order to be featured in NAF, you must first become a member. Check the website for more details and information on how to join the roster.
Sword & Saga Magazine
Looking for stories that take genre fiction to the next level of imagination. Time travel, steampunk, experimental, sword & sorcery, hard & soft SF, futurism, medievalism, reclusive, alien invasion, Arthurian, dystopian, myth, heroic, teen-fantasy, vampire/fallen angel/werewolf/zombie, super hero, supernatural, contemporary-SF, SF Western. Stories that show diversity in location and research a plus. New writers are welcome. Stories should not exceed 7500 words. Flash and poetry considered. See their site for further information.
Animal Anthology new!
Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting short story submissions for a book-length anthology focused on animals.
We’re looking for stories of how the lives of animals and humans intersect, particularly in regards to the conservation and protection of animals. We are not seeking stories about hunting, fishing, or eating animals—unless they are analogous to a good anti-war novel being all about war. Under these basic guidelines, however, we’re open to reading a wide range of short fiction with animal themes.
Stories should be from 2,500 to 7,500 words in length. Previously published stories are fine, as long as you have retained the rights to reprint your story in an anthology. Along with your story, please include with your submission a brief cover letter, including an author bio and acknowledgment(s) if the story has been previously published.
Anthology submissions MUST be made online. See their website for more information. http://www.ashlandcreekpress.com/submissions.html
There is no deadline for submissions at this time; stories will be accepted on a rolling basis.