NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended that you read a Weasel Press or Red Ferret Press release before submitting to get a better feel of what we look for in our authors and artists.


We look at submissions that are able to show explicit portrayals of the human condition, and we love to be immersed in your work. We are accepting a wide variety of work for review: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Story collections, Essay collections, and Scriptwriting/Playwrights. Graphic novels and Art books are a possibility, but will need further discussion. We encourage authors to send us Experimental Poetry and Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Slice of Life, Furry, LGBT, Beat Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror and anything else you believe is going to sucker-punch us in the gut.

 

If you plan on submitting material in the realm of Science Fiction and Horror there are things we love and don't love. We have an addiction to the weird tales. It’s no secret that the darker worlds of literature are strange and daunting, but there is a popular fad going around regarding paranormal romance which we would prefer to avoid. What we like to see are works that really dig into you as a reader. From Horror we accept: Paranormal Literature (not to be confused with paranormal romance), Grindhouse, Psychological Thrillers, Some cheesy B-material work, etc. We also accept a huge variety of Science Fiction; from Space Opera to Dystopian future. We Also accept dark and Horror Poetry collections and chapbooks. To get a better sense of what we like and what we accept, take a look at our annual anthology: The Haunted Traveler.

 

EROTICA! Weasel Press has an imprint for Erotic material. Anyone looking to submit anything in this genre should submit to Red Ferret Press. http://www.redferretpress.com

 

Although we accept a number of things, there are some things we will not accept. These include, but are not limited to: Christian Fiction and related sub-genres, Paranormal Romance, Teen Fiction/Young Adult Fiction, Inspirational/Motivational, Self-Help, Travel, How-To guides, Textbooks.

 

We do publish chapbooks. Short Fiction chapbooks must be at least 15, 000 words to be considered for publication. There is a 25, 000 word max limit on fiction chapbook submissions. Poetry chapbooks must contain at least 15 poems to be considered for publication. Poetry has a 30 Poem maximum to be considered a chapbook.

 

If you are looking to publish smaller works Weasel Press publishes two bi-annual anthologies. Authors looking to publish shorter material can submit to those anthologies during their open submission period. You can find out more about our literary magazines at our Current Projects Page.

 

2. How to Submit!

Prospective authors must submit through our Submittable page. We will not accept any submissions through email. If you send your project through email it will be ignored.

 

It is not the policy of Weasel Press to provide samples of our books to prospective authors. If an author wants to see our product, they can purchase a book at our Storenvy or on Amazon and related online retailers.

 

Hostile responses to rejections will result in us rejecting you for any and all Weasel Press and Red Ferret Press projects. Hostile withdrawals of submissions will result in us rejecting you for any and all Weasel press and Red Ferret Press projects.

 

Weasel Press and Red Ferret Press really try to work with all of our authors to produce the best quality book. Although authors have some say in the production of their book, Weasel Press and Red Ferret Press may deny some requests pending on several aspects. Costs being the highest.

 

When submitting your work, please provide a one paragraph (at least) synopsis of your project, an author bio, and a sample of your manuscript. If it’s a poetry collection or chapbook, send 3-5 poems. Novels, Novellas, etc. send 3-5 chapters. Short fiction collections 3-5 stories.

 

3. Acceptance

 

If accepted Weasel Press and any sub-imprints will edit your manuscript. Generally this is a couple run-throughs for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. If there are sentence structure problems or anything of that nature the author will be notified and asked how to proceed. Manuscripts should be finished. We do not have the man power to continuously design unfinished books. Minor editing is alright, but sending us a half-written book is not. Difficulty over this issue will result in a withdrawal of the contract.

 

Our cover designs are mostly from photo stocks purchased through 123rf.com. Authors can provide their own cover if they wish, however Weasel Press will discuss with the author options if the submitted cover is not of high quality. Difficulty over this issue will result in a withdrawal of the contract.

 

Weasel Press and Red Ferret Press do not charge for our services. We do not offer cash advances.

 

Our books are perfect bound, Trade Paperback.

 

4. Contracts

Contracts are generally discussed between publisher and author. Royalties are paid out every six months. Contracts come with 5 free copies of the final book. Author can purchase additional copies at a 60% discount of the list price.

 

Authors must be 18 years old or older to submit.

 

Blood, Sweat, and Fists

Stories from the Pits


Deadline: May 4, 2019


Did you get kicked in the face by Saxon? Pulled into the pit at a Sick of it All show? Met members of Rancid? We're looking for nonfiction works centering around hardcore punk and metal shows you've been to. We want to hear the craziest tales you have from your time in the pits. This submission call is looking for all experiences, from local bands to well established bands within the punk and metal scene. 


Guidelines:

  • Your work should be titled.
  • After the title, please place the Date of the show, Venue, City/State, Name of the band or festival you were at.
  • Your name should be on the document.
  • If you took photos, you may attach them to go with your work. If you'd like to include a picture or scan of your concert ticket, you may, but are not obligated to. Images should be JPG or PNG.
  • up to 2500 words.
  • Doubled-spaced.
  • Word DOC or DOCX.
  • Payment $0.01 per word.
  • Submit via submittable.


Note: this submission call is for nonfiction only. Real experiences. Real stories. We are not accepting poetry or fiction for this project. 

 

Weasel Press will not tolerate positive depictions of racism, homophobia, transphobia, pedophilia, sexual assault, Rape, Snuff, Necrophilia, and Bestiality.

Ends on June 15, 2019

Furry Haiku

Deadline: June 15th, 2019

Editor: Thurston Howl

Word count: Three lines!


It’s time for another Weasel Press poetry collection! This one is centered on furry haiku. If you don’t know what a haiku is, I would suggest researching it. There are a few specific criteria for you though:


Can only be one stanza

Has to be explicitly anthropomorphic


Haiku can be erotic, but there’s no requirement for it either. Treat this as an “adult-inclusive” anthology.


The anthology will feature Japanese translations of everyone’s poems as well as sumi-e art throughout. If you’d like to contribute to the art, just email me at thurstonhowl@weaselpress.com. 


We will NOT accept:

  • Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.
  • Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18 presented in a positive light.
  • Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction presented in a positive light.
  • Snuff or Necrophilia presented in a positive light
  • Bestiality presented in a positive light
  • If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask then to get a straight up rejection! If you are unsure, just shoot me an email at thurstonhowl@weaselpress.com. (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)


You can submit up to three haiku, but we will only accept one per author (if any). ONLY USE ONE SUBMISSION FORM. The form will take up to 3 documents. 

Reprints are fine, but you have to own full permission of the work in order for us to consider it.

We will not accept simultaneous submissions.

Payment: Authors will receive $5 USD per poem.

Send submissions in .doc or .docx format through Submittable.

We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.

Book will likely be released November.

Ends on June 1, 2019

NOTE: THIS CATEGORY IS FOR OUR EROTIC EXTENSION, RED FERRET PRESS. RFP ONLY ACCEPTS EROTICA AND WILL ONLY REVIEW EROTICA. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT TO THIS CATEGORY IF IT DOES NOT MATCH THESE GUIDELINES BELOW. IF YOU DO SUBMIT MATERIAL TO THIS CATEGORY AND IT DOES NOT MATCH THE GUIDELINES LISTED BELOW IT WILL BE DENIED.


For more information about Red Ferret Press go to www.red-ferret.com


RFP seeks bold, erotic works. Send us shit we haven't seen before. Don't send us the normal 50 shades rich dude shit. Get real with your work. Red Ferret Press is interested in LGBTQ works, Furry Literature, Kink friendly material.  We're not looking for the romantic beach novels. There's a ton of those on the shelves already. Honestly, we want something that feels real. We want sexual deviancy and desires from the deep dark. Really don't be afraid to push the limits of your work. Currently, we publish:


  • Poetry MicroChapbooks: Up to 24 pages of poetry.
  • Poetry Chapbooks: Up to 60 pages of poetry. 
  • Full Poetry Collections: Contains 61+ pages of poetry. 
  • Fiction Microchapbook: up to 15, 000K words
  • Fiction chapbooks: up to 30K words.
  • Novella: 31K to 80K words.
  • Novel: Minimum 81K words. NOTE: Weasel Press generally does not accept works that are over 140K words. 


We're pretty open to most sexual kinks and ideas, so please don't be afraid to send us your work. But there are somethings we just cannot accept. You MUST keep your work legal. Do not send us stories relating to Non-Con or under age characters. That's not cool, yo.


Your query should consist of:

  • A sample of your manuscript.
  • A third-person bio.
  • A query letter with a brief synopsis of your work, the goal of the work, how you intend on promoting your work, an idea of the audience you're presenting to.

To have your novel, poetry collection, novella, novellette, play collection or any other large project reviewed by Weasel Press, submit here with your information:


We strongly recommend reading a Sinister Stoat book to get a better feel of what we want and look for in our authors.


In your submission, include a cover letter that addresses the following:

 

  •  The goal of your book
  • Your target audience for your book
  • A brief synopsis
  • Possible promotional ideas and ways to develop your brand as an author

 

Do not submit your whole manuscript. Only include a small selection of poems, the first few chapters of your novel or novella, or a few short stories from your short story collection.
 
 

Sinister  Stoat Press is focused on publishing works of horror, whether through  poetry or fiction. The key for us is suspension of disbelief. We want to  be able to read your work, put it down and go “Did that just happen?”  Want to be immersed, taken out of our lives and thrown into a horrific  whirl of terror. Though we look at most horror, we tend to specialize in  experimental styles (found documents, stylized fiction and poetry,  photography and word blends, etc.), stories and poetry featuring strong  LGBTQ characters, strong characters of color, Furry related material,  drug induced writings, and No Sleep Reddit style fiction.


We  will not review any non-fiction works, memoirs, overly religious  material, torture porn, endorsements of Nazi beliefs, or anything  featuring positive portrayals of racism, homophobia, transphobia, rape,  sexual assault, and victim blaming.


We currently publish:

  • Poetry MicroChapbooks: Up to 24 pages of poetry.
  • Poetry Chapbooks: Up to 60 pages of poetry. 
  • Full Poetry Collections: Contains 61+ pages of poetry. 
  • Fiction Microchapbook: up to 15, 000K words
  • Fiction chapbooks: up to 30K words.
  • Novella: 31K to 80K words.
  • Novel: Minimum 81K words. NOTE: Weasel Press generally does not accept works that are over 140K words. 

To have your novel, poetry collection, novella, novellette, play collection or any other large project reviewed by Weasel Press, submit here with your information:


We strongly recommend reading a Weasel Press book to get a better feel of what we want and look for in our authors. 


In your submission, include a cover letter that addresses the following:


  •  The goal of your book
  • Your target audience for your book
  • A brief synopsis
  • Possible promotional ideas and ways to develop your brand as an author


Do not submit your whole manuscript. Only include a small selection of poems, the first few chapters of your novel or novella, or a few short stories from your short story collection. 

 

 

We look at submissions that are able to show explicit portrayals of the human condition, and we love to be immersed in your work. We are accepting a wide variety of work for review: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Story collections, Essay collections, and Scriptwriting/Playwrights. Graphic novels and Art books are a possibility, but will need further discussion. We encourage authors to send us Experimental Poetry and Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Slice of Life, Furry, LGBT (Nonfiction encouraged), Beat Fiction, Transgressive Fiction, NonFiction and anything else you believe is going to sucker-punch us in the gut.

 EROTICA! Weasel Press has an imprint for Erotic material. Anyone looking to submit anything in this genre should submit to Red Ferret Press. https://www.red-ferret.com 

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND HORROR! We have an imprint for Horror and SciFi material. ANyone looking to submit anything within these genres should look at Sinister Stoat Press. https://www.sinisterstoat.com

 Although we accept a number of things, there are some things we will not accept. These include, but are not limited to: Fiction series, Christian Fiction and related sub-genres, Paranormal Romance, Teen Fiction/Young Adult Fiction, Inspirational/Motivational, Self-Help, Travel, How-To guides.

How we define projects

  • Poetry MicroChapbooks: Up to 24 pages of poetry.
  • Poetry Chapbooks: Up to 60 pages of poetry. 
  • Full Poetry Collections: Contains 61+ pages of poetry. 
  • Fiction Microchapbook: up to 15, 000K words
  • Fiction chapbooks: up to 30K words.
  • Novella: 31K to 80K words.
  • Novel: Minimum 81K words. NOTE: Weasel Press generally does not accept works that are over 140K words. 
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