This page is for Weasel Press, Red Ferret Press, Sinister Stoat Press, and on occasion Anthologies for Thurston Howl Publications/Bound Tails. Please note the guidelines listed below do not affect individual forms or anthology calls. We ask that you read the guidelines of the call that you're submitting to prior to sending in your work. 


For Weasel Press:


Weasel Press focuses solely on Authors of Color, Authors who identify as LGBTQ+, Authors with Disabilities, and Current and Former Sex Workers. 


We're looking for work that is proud, angry, and loud, and explorative. If you write about your trauma, we want to see it, and we want to help give you a voice. If you write from your experiences, send it to us. Weasel Press looks at a wide range of areas in lit. Including but not limited to:


Poetry, LGBTQ+ fiction, Furry, Essay collections, Scriptwriting/Playrights, Experimental fiction. 


We publish: Chapbooks, Short Story collections, Novels. 


Somethings we don't take: 


Religious fiction, anything that focuses on faith and christianity, Science Fiction, Libertarian work, Conservative work, Self-Help books, Books on how to make money, travel narratives, textbooks, graphic novels. 



For Red Ferret Press:


RFP is looking for bold, erotic works. We don't want works that have sex as an afterthought. We want sex, want it explicit, we want it sex positive, kink positive and so much more. We're interested in works that are part of kink culture and we focus solely on Authors of Color, Authors who identify as LGBTQ+, Authors with Disabilities, and Current and former Sex Workers. 


Red Ferret press looks at: Poetry, LGBTQ+ Fiction, furry, essay colelctions.


We publish: Chapbooks, Short Story collections, Novels. 


What we don't look at: Religious fiction, anything that focuses on faith and christianity, Science Fiction, Libertarian work, Conservative work, Self-Help books, Books on how to make money, travel narratives, textbooks, graphic novels. 


For Sinister Stoat Press:


We're the sly stoats of horror. Focusing solely on Authors of Color, Authors who Identify as LGBTQ+, Authors with Disabilities, and current and former sex workers. We're really eager to get a hold of some queer erotic horror, books that can keep us 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.

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 #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, BIPOC creators and models, Disabled creators and models, Creators and models with diverse body types, and people who identify as LGBTQ are strongly 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.

 Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its eighth volume of its HOWLERS series, Devilish Deals.

Deadline: October 15, 2021

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

What do Needful Things, the state of Georgia, and details have in common? They all have the Devil. And in two of those, the Devil is known for making deals... This anthology challenges you to come up with stories where people make unique deals with the Dark Lord. I want to see people summoning Satan so they can have a once-in-a-lifetime orgy in hell. I want to see people doing unspeakable things in order to just pass a college chemistry test. I want to see Baphomet making deals with humans just so he can have a chance to try kimchi for the first time. Horrific. Erotic. Comedic. As long as it's unique and has that Satanic deal!


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.

Red Ferret Press seeks works that do away with the straight, white narrative. RFP seeks bold, adult and 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.


Editors note: So I'd like to see us publish more than works where sex is the background. Honestly, I'd like to see sex become the narrative, rather than the side chapter. Set your book up in a sex club or tackle hook ups. Whatever you do, make sex the forefront of your book. If it's not the narrative, then I'm not interested. 


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

  • Authors of Color
  • Authors who Identify as LGBTQ+
  • Authors with Disabilities
  • Current and Former sex workers


 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. 


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.


We're fairly relaxed on what we look at, but there are things that we definitely don't want. Red Ferret Press is not interested in:

  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Religious Fiction/Christian Fiction
  • Erotic horror (this should be sent to our horror imprint, Sinister Stoat Press).
  • Works where the focus is on a straight and/or white couple. Straight, white narratives are all too common. You can have white people in your narrative, but queer them, queer the relationship dynamics.
  • Paranormal romance (paranormal works focusing on sex are definitely something you can send. We've all wanted to fuck a werewolf before, don't lie). 



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.

 Deadline: October 1, 2021

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

The horned Krampus. The Rat King of the Nutcracker. The giant cat Jolakotturinn. The Mari Lwyd. There are so many holiday monsters. And there are other holiday characters who could be monstrified! Rudolph. The snow-wolf. Jack Frost. Santa. The editor of 12 Days of Yiffmas is back with another holiday erotic anthology for furries, but this time, it's horrific, too!

Stories must be furry in nature. That means anthropomorphic animals that walk on two legs and can talk.

Stories must be erotic in nature.

Stories must be horror as well.

And of course, stories must focus on Christmas, Yule, etc. The winter holiday!



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 may be illustrated. It also may get a soundtrack.

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

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
  • Authors who are current or former Sex Workers


 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
  • Authors who are current or former sex workers


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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