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.

 

Incendiary is a horror anthology that pushes aside the monsters and focuses on people. We're looking for fiction that carries some form of rage with it. An angry, bloody short story that will stay with us after we've read it. 


You can write about the serial killer next door (or be the serial killer). or the craziest car chase on open road. Every horror anthology editor wants to be unsettled, terrified, forced into insomnia, etc. We're no different, but I want to see what you can come up with by leaving the ghosts, demons, werewolves and other monsters aside and focusing on the dread that people and rage create. 


Think Rob Zombie's 31 or Mike Flanagan's Hush. Your story does not have to be home invasion, but it has to feature people and their use of rage in horror. 


There are things I don't want for this anthology:

  • Revenge narratives
  • Dark Sci-Fi
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Supernatural & Paranormal fiction
  • Time travel narratives
  • apocalypse/pandemic narratives


Things I won't tolerate: Use of: Racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, pedophilia, necrophilia, rape, sexual abuse, bigotry, copywritten characters. 


Note: This is not a furry anthology and is not seeking furry fiction. 


The form accepts up to 3 files, meaning you can only submit up to 3 stories. use the same form for your submission. 


Deadline: August 7, 2020

Word Count: up to 5000  (a little over is fine, but don’t overdo it)

Payment $15 per accepted story



 

Editor: Linnea "LiteralGrill" Capps

Deadline: July 10, 2020

Word count: 2,000-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

Payment: $10 Flat Rate Per Story

Hello  good furs! Are you ready for fun and prizes? Take a spin at the wheel, guess the price without going over, and buzzy, scaley, or feathery while  doing the deal! It's time to tune into the Furry Game Show Network!

With shows like The Moment of Truth, Survivor, Hell's Kitchen, Wipe Out,  Legends of the Hidden Temple and more to take inspiration from, there's  an enormous amount of settings that you could place your characters in!

Ideas could include:

--A couple who go on a Newlywed Game styled show and shenanigans ensue when they can't get any correct answers.

--A TV show host trying to get through the 1950s quiz show scandals after losing his job upon it being revealed he'd faked the winners of the show  for better ratings.

--A contestant on a show figuring out the ultimate strategy to cheat and win...will they get away with it?

--A  family from the United States suddenly finding themselves on a wacky Japanese game show (wait a minute, The Simpsons did that...)

--I've  Got A Secret with a twist: the secret if revealed could help solve the case of a long running crime spree if the detective who's sneaked his way onto the show can just ask the right question...

All  stories submitted must be "furry" in nature. This anthology is very sex-positive and is happy to accept stories that might be more on the NSFW side but this is certainly not a requirement.

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 than to get a straight up rejection! If you are unsure, just shoot me an email at literalgrill@gmail.com (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

You  can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any). Reprints are fine, but you have to own full permission of the work in order for us to consider. We will not accept simultaneous  submissions.

 Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its sixth volume of its HOWLERS series, Attack of the Killer______.

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Word count: 2,500-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

If Stephen King has taught us anything over the past several decades, it’s that we shouldn’t trust anything in the world around us. Clowns, car, chattery teeth, disembodied fingers, St. Bernards, little girls, old people in their RVs, antique cameras, antique stores, and Kindles all have the potential for evil. This anthology challenges you to fill in the titular blank yourself! We welcome all flavor of horror stories: sci fi, erotic, campy, serious, body horror, Lovecraftian, Poe, King, etc. 

BUT the title of your story has to be what goes in the blank. For example, you could name your story “Sex Machine,” implying your story could be read as “Attack of the Killer Sex Machine.” 

We will take preference with stories that are unique. Don’t just write another killer doll story or another killer dog story, UNLESS your story genuinely has a unique take on that trope.

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 jonathan.thurstonhowlpub@gmail.com.(restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).

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 10 USD.

 

Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its fifth volume of its HOWLERS series, Found Footage.

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Word count: 2,500-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

Starting with what was called the McPherson Tape, moving on to the Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, and V/H/S, found footage films have, for the past few decades, captivated horror lovers everywhere. This anthology asks writers to put found footage into the written word. Largely, we anticipate three major types of written structures: 1) stories that just feature characters using cameras; 2) epistolary stories that are “found” by the readers of the anthology; and 3) other experimental forms that would become textual versions of found footage. Any of these options (or others you might think of) are perfectly fine for submission. Just remember it’s a horror anthology that celebrates the structure and style of found footage films. Please note we are a progressive press and do not publish any conservative works.

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 jonathan.thurstonhowlpub@gmail.com.(restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).

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 10 USD.

 
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Word count: 2,000-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

There’s a club on the outskirts of town. The neon lights outside flicker over silhouetted forms smoking. Inside, a rat bartender watches forms dancing, glares exchanged, and drinks sloshing. The bass is loud, and the dancers strip more and more...and more. Welcome to the Electric Sewer.

This anthology is set in a neonpunk world in the 90s. You can take your characters anywhere. This is pretty open world! The only rules are these: 1. It has to be furry erotic horror. 2. You have to at least mention the nightclub Electric Sewer, even if no one goes there! 3. Carlos is the name of the pink rat bartender and owner of the Electric Sewer. He can be in your story, but just know his personality is stoic, more of a sinister watcher than a participant in what goes on at the club, very terse. 4. The club is having a week of "boogie nights" during the plot of your story. So feel free to play with that added aesthetic and music. Other than those three things, you have free rein! 5. Andre is the burly boar bouncer of the club (at least for this week). He's always up to gossip but is also known for being on dangerous drugs and going on angry, rage-filled hookups with patrons. Same with Carlos the bartender, you don't have to even mention him, but he is the head bouncer at least for Boogie Nights Week!

What is neonpunk?

First of all, think of what cyberpunk is and does. It’s often progressive and alternative and based on a digital sci fi technological world. Now, move that world backward in time to the 80s/90s. So examples aesthetically would be Stranger Things, Caravan Palace’s Lone Digger music video, the neon chapter of the video game Infamous Second Son, elements of the music video Into the Night by Nero, etc. In a nutshell, it has this neon aesthetic, and characters can be whatever species and whacky colors you want! It has a setting in the 80s / 90s. And it’s still punk!

Possible stories might include things like this: a slasher is killing strippers at the club and a gay gang leader is on the case, a long distance polyam trio decide to meet for the first time at the club and two of them have a gun, or even a new sex drug has hit the streets and it gives permanent erections. These are just ideas to start giving inspiration but feel free to use!

I encourage all kinds of horror: sci fi horror, slashers, creature horror, body horror, etc.

TIPS FROM THE EDITOR: “In volume one, we only accepted seven stories. Most of the rejections happened because the author tried to make the world a lot more specific, giving it a specific city and a specific staff and history (which was problematic because it will naturally contradict others’ pieces); the story wasn’t horror; the story wasn’t erotic; or the story missed the neonpunk aesthetic of the setting. Also, note that with every single one of the accepted stories, I requested edits that upped the f***-ed up nature of the story. If you were to look at the submitted stories vs the final, you would see the following additions: explicit descriptions of snuff films, concrete-encased gimps, dubious consent, necrophilia, etc. I want to hammer in for people submitting that this is a very, VERY dark anthology. I said earlier we accepted seven stories, but people who have read the book know there are six in the book. One author pulled after edits, after artwork had been discussed, saying they felt uncomfortable being published in a book this dark. If that could potentially be you, please save us both the trouble. Hope these tips help!”

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 jonathan.thurstonhowlpub@gmail.com.(restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

 You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).
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 10 USD per story accepted and discount on author copies. This book will be illustrated.
We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.

 #ohmurr! is a blend of furry erotic photography and sex-focused writing. Think of us like a furry hustler magazine. Trashy. Erotic.  Accepting short fiction and creative nonfiction, Red Ferret Press seeks to create a playboy-style publication. Currently without a theme, this fresh issue is the first venture in what we hope to be several more. Before submitting, look over our guidelines listed below. 

Though the journal is open to all artists/authors, people of color and people who identify as LGBTQ are encouraged to submit. 

Short-Fiction

  • 2500 words max. This is strict and we will not accept anything over the 2500 word count.
  • Word DOC or DOCX only. 
  • You can submit up to 3 stories max.
  • Must be 18 or older to submit.
  • There is no theme for this journal, however your story must feature anthropomorphic animals in an erotic setting. #ohmurr! is not a sexually conservative journal and will accept most kink-related fiction. Though there is no particular theme, we are currently not seeking pieces of erotic horror or erotic science fiction and fantasy. 

Nonfiction

  • 2500 words max. This is strict and we will not accept anything over the 2500 word count.
  • Word DOC or DOCX only. 
  • You can submit up to 3 pieces max.
  • For Nonfiction we are looking at personal stories/experiences and sex-positive articles.
  • #ohmurr! is not a sexually conservative journal and will accept most kink-related topics. If you are unsure or feel your kink is too taboo, please just email us at thedude@weaselpress.com We'll let you know if it's something we'll accept or not. 

Poetry is not being accepted for this submission call.

There are, however, things we just won't tolerate. Red Ferret Press will not accept/tolerate any art and/or written piece featuring children in sexual settings, pedophilia, copywritten characters, rape, gore, torture, forced consent, dubious consent, zoophilia, necrophilia, ableism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, depictions of abusive relationships in a positive light.

Payment for written work is $0.01 per word.

 All submissions must be received through Submittable. Submissions emailed to us without prior approval will be ignored. 

#ohmurr! is also seeking fursuit and pup gear models and photography. Guidelines are listed below:


#ohmurr! is seeking fursuit and pup models in the Houston/Austin/San Antonio/Dallas TX areas as well as Lansing/Grand Rapids areas for erotic photography shoots. Models would receive payment of $25 for their time. If you would like to take part, shoot an email to thedude@weaselpress.com 

If you are not in those areas, you are welcome to submit your own photography via submittable, granted you own the rights and/or have explicit written consent from the original photographer. 

Photography

  • 300dpi minimum.
  • JPG or PNG
  • Photographs can feature sexual acts, erotic nudity or modeling underwear. 
  • Seeking images of Fursuits/murrsuits (full and partial).
  • Seeking images of pup gear and pup play.
  • Payment for photography is $25 per image accepted.

 Before It Was Cool is a literary journal that is published twice a year.  

This journal is all about hipster literature. While each volume has a specific theme in mind, like horror, noir, or sci fi, the series focuses on hipster culture in the 21st century. Show us your plaid. Show us your scarves and thick-framed glasses. Show us your coffee snobbery, indie music, and vegetarianism. Show us you. Please note that although Weasel Press has released and worked on furry publications in the past, Before it Was Cool is not a furry publication. 

We accept a wide variety of work such as Photography, Digital And Traditional Artwork, Poetry, Short Stories, and Comic Pages! Please note that failure to comply with the guidelines here on this page will result in your submissions being returned at our convenience unread. 


THEME:

Vol.2 - We Liked Noir Before It Was Cool: coffee noir! We want to see the detective with thick-framed glasses chugging espresso, falling for the twink in distress, chasing the bad guy who is a politician trying to pass anti-weed regulations through questionable means. Show us your most suspenseful coffee noir.
Deadline: July 1

Vol.3 - We Liked Fantasy Before It Was Cool: dragon roasted coffee! We want to see the organic magic spells versus commercial ones, gay minotaurs that #eattherich, and rogues who are all about humane killing. Send us your best hipster fantasy!

Deadline: October 1


Vol. 4 - We Liked Erotica Before It Was Cool: We want this to be more than just hipsters who fall in love. We want to see coffee-bean lube. We want gender-diverse orgies. We want to see what happens when you add 420 to 69, and more. Send us your best hipster erotica!

Deadline: January 1, 2021

Guidelines

  • Contributors are limited to a total of 5 Submissions. 
  • ​We accept most styles, genres and formats. Immersion is a key element that we look at for all submissions that we review. Make sure that your work is indeed hipster-themed.
  • ​There is no monetary compensation for being accepted. We can only offer notoriety at this time. If your work is accepted by Before It Was Cool you are granting us nonexclusive rights in perpetuity. All rights do revert back to the artist, and the artist is free to do what they wish with their work. All we ask is that you credit us as publisher of the work if selected. Authors can learn more about rights here
  • ​Previously published material is fine as long as you have the rights to it. 
  • ​Simultaneous Submissions are accepted, however, if your work is selected elsewhere you must inform the editors so they can remove it from the review process.
  • ​We accept these files only: DOC, DOCX, ZIP, RAR, PNG, JPG, JPEG
  • If your submissions are not in the format listed here than your work will not be reviewed. You will be notified via email if that happens.
  • ​All submissions must be sent through Submittable. Submissions not sent through submittable or discussed personally with the managing editor, will not be reviewed. 

For Poetry

  • ​No Minimum. Poems cannot be longer than 2 pages.
  • ​All styles and forms accepted.
  • ​Simultaneous Submissions are accepted, however if your work is selected elsewhere you must inform the editors so they can remove it from the review process.
  • ​All written work must be submitted in single spaced format, Times new roman, 12-14 pt. font.

For Short Fiction

  • 2, 500 Words Max. No Minimum. Flash Fiction Welcome
  • ​All works must be original. Characters must be owned by the author submitting or their submissions will not be reviewed.
  • ​Please review and edit all works before submitting. Typos do have an effect on the editorial boards decisions.
  • ​Excerpts from a longer work (novel, novella, etc.) are accepted, however the excerpt must work as a Stand-Alone story.
  • ​All written work must be submitted in single spaced format, Times new roman, 12-14 pt. font.

For Photography, Comics, and Artwork

  • We are accepting Photography, Comics, Digital Artwork, and Traditional Artwork.
  • ​As part of the Magazine's ethos we blend art and writing. Please be aware that your art may be accompanied with another form of art (Poetry, short story, etc). 
  • ​All images must be submitted in Black and White format.
  • ​We look at quality of your image the most.
  • ​We typically like to have images of at least 1mb in size and in high resolution (300 dpi+).

Having trouble with the Submittable or general questions? Please shoot us an email! thurstonhowl@weaselpress.com 

Deadline: August 7, 2020

Theme: Flash Fiction horror in the style of NoSleepReddit containing anthropomorphic animals as characters

Word Count: up to 1000 words

Payment: $10 per accepted story

Editor: Weasel

 

Dread is an online horror furry magazine that focuses on flash fiction (1000 words or less). I am seeking short scenes of dreadfully frightening stuff containing anthropomorphic animals (humanized animals). I'm trying to create something along the lines of a furry No Sleep (see Reddit No Sleep for example stories). Suspension of disbelief is key. The story will have to feel real. Dread asks that stories be written in 1st person. 


Things I'm not looking for:

  • Fantasy horror
  • Sci-fi Horror
  • Stories containing perspective shifts/narrator switches
  • Stories told by god-like characters
  • Stories from the perspective of inanimate objects, ghosts, or A.I.
  • Outer Dimension stories/Time Travel/Post-Apocalypse/Pandemic fiction


Essentially, I want this to feel like it's something that could happen in your apartment parking lot or the grocery store or anywhere we go. If your main character sees an unidentified monster or creature that's fine. If your main character time travels to the 1800s, that's not fine. 


If you want more insight on how NoSleep stories are written, I recommend reading some and checking out their rules section. 


https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/wiki/believability

https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/


Notes on word count: I know 1000 words seems like it's not much. Most authors are looking at this and asking "how can I fit a whole story into 1000 words?" Think of it this way, you're focusing on a moment. Make good use of your title, and keep your characters limited. It can be done. There are loads of resources on writing flash fiction. There's even whole journals dedicated to publishing it. Check out some of the resources below if you need help and you're interested in writing something. 


 https://www.writermag.com/improve-your-writing/fiction/best-flash-fiction/ 

 https://www.masterclass.com/articles/writing-101-what-is-flash-fiction-learn-how-to-write-flash-fiction-in-7-steps#learn-how-to-write-flash-fiction-in-6-steps 

 http://www.hellohorror.com/Archive.htm 

 https://www.weaselpress.com/the-haunted-traveler 


If you're unsure about your story idea, just email me (not telegram, or twitter DM, or Facebook messenger, etc.). I'm definitely down to hear what you got. thedude@weaselpress.com 

 

Although this is a horror magazine project, there are limits as to what I can actually take. Dread will not tolerate any explicit portrayals of Rape, Torture Porn, Pedophilia, necrophilia, Characters that you do not own or characters under copyright, Bigotry, Transphobia, and Homophobia. 

 

Blood, gore, and sex are fine. 

 

Reprints are fine with us as long as you own the rights to your story.

 

Simultaneous submissions are fine! If your story is accepted elsewhere, it is your responsibility to let us know. 

 

Sinister Stoat Press asks for Non-Exclusive rights to your story in perpetuity.

 

Submissions are taken through Submittable. Use one submittable form to upload your story(stories if more). The form will take up to 3 DOC or DOCX documents. That means you’ll have to have all of your submission ready when you send it off. 


DREAD is a free electronic publication. There will not be any printed copies of this project moving forward. 

We're back! 


The Haunted Traveler is an online journal of horror. Although we never have a theme, we do prefer our scares on the extreme. Don't play with us, make it intense! 


Guidelines

  • We accept Flash Fiction and Short Fiction. 
  • We also accept poetry. 
  • We accept previously published works.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine.
  • Contributors can submit up to 5 works in a single submission form. 
  • We are an online only zine. As much as we would love to pay our contributors, we simply can't. Notoriety is all we can offer. 
  • If you're work is accepted by The Haunted Traveler you are granting us nonexclusive publication rights in print and electronically in perpetuity. All rights do revert back to the artist and the artist is free to do what they wish with their work. Authors can learn more about rights here. Please note that most publications will not accept a previously published work, which can limit the number of markets and the pay rate it may receive. We ask that you keep this in mind when submitting to The Haunted Traveler.
  • We accept only DOC and DOCX


Length:

  • For Flash Fiction-up to 1000 words.
  • For short Fiction-up to 3500 words. 
  • For nonfiction articles and book reviews-up to 2500 words
  • For poetry-1 page per poem.


Things we generally don't look for:

  • Apocalyptic fiction
  • Pandemic fiction
  • Time travel fiction
  • Revenge narratives
  • Dark Sci-Fi
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Paranormal Romance


We will not tolerate the use of: Racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, pedophilia, necrophilia, rape, sexual abuse, bigotry, copywritten characters.


Things we generally enjoy:

  • Works by authors of color, authors who identify as LGBTQ+, authors with disabilities
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Monsters
  • B-movie
  • Anything neon
  • Blood, gore and sex


We currently publish twice a  year. Submissions are accepted through Submittable. 

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.


 Red Ferret Press is only seeking work as of May 2020:

  • Authors of Color
  • Authors who Identify as LGBTQ+
  • Authors with Disabilities


 We currently publish:

  • Poetry MicroChapbooks: Up to 24 pages of poetry.
  • Poetry Chapbooks: 25-60 pages of poetry. 
  • Full Poetry Collections: Contains 70+ pages of poetry. 
  • Fiction chapbooks and Novellettes: up to 30K words, no less than 15K 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. 


 

Sinister Stoat Press is only seeking work as of May 2020:

  • Authors of Color
  • Authors who Identify as LGBTQ+
  • Authors with Disabilities


 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,  photography and word blends, etc.), stories featuring strong  LGBTQ characters, strong characters of color, Furry related material,  drug induced writings, and No Sleep Reddit style fiction.

Tip from the editor: "Currently, I'm really looking to get a hold of some queer erotic horror. A book that can keep me up at night in more ways than one."


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:

  • Fiction chapbooks and Novellettes: up to 30K words, no less than 15K 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. 


 Weasel Press is only seeking work starting May 2020:

  • Authors of Color
  • Authors who Identify as LGBTQ+
  • Authors with Disabilities


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: 25-60 pages of poetry. 
  • Full Poetry Collections: Contains 70+ pages of poetry. 
  • Fiction chapbooks and Novellettes: up to 30K words, no less than 15K 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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