NOTE: We are not accepting manuscripts for large project submissions. We are only open for the anthologies listed below. These anthologies are not an invitation for you to submit your novel or poetry collection. Please follow the guidelines. Failure to fully read and follow the guidelines will result in us declining your submission without review. 


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.

 

Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad ones is looking for Travel Journals, Media Reviews (Books/Movies/Etc), Interviews, and Articles focused on Writing, Film, Music, or Art related topics. Reviews must NOT contain spoilers. This will go into our Featured Section on a frequent basis. Submission info listed below.

Reviews

·         We are taking reviews of various art forms. Book reviews are preferred, but we would love to see reviews of art galleries, movies, music, etc. Reviews must not contain spoilers and must not be overly negative. 

·         1000 words Max.

·         WORD DOC or DOCX.

·         No more than 3 can be submitted at a time.

Travel Journal Excerpts

·         We are not looking to sell resorts or places to go. We are more so looking for experiences from your travels.

·         3000 words Max.

·         WORD DOC OR DOCX.

·         No more than 3 can be submitted at a time.

Articles

·         We are taking articles on art related topics. Some things we are interested in, but not limited to: Women in the Beat Generation, Writing process, Artists starting out, Publishing Experiences, Beat-related topics, etc. 

·         2500 words Max.

·         Word DOC or DOCX.

·         No more than 3 can be submitted. 

Ends on July 1, 2017

We harbor the mad ones. People who are dedicated to their work to the point that they become misunderstood, or seen as a hot mess of crazy. Our anthology does not seek to break boundaries, we want to break boundaries and go farther. We want the shameless—the deep dark, cigarettes and dirty words combo. Although there is not a set theme of what we’re looking for, we often look at slice of life works. Works featuring the life of the nameless, whether it’s the brighter side or if it’s the pure filth. When we review submissions, we want to be immersed. As Vagabonds, we are nameless, and it is our pleasure to feature the stories of such people.

 

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


5 Submissions total.


Poetry:

For Poetry

·         No Minimum. Poems cannot be longer than 2 pages. 

·         All styles and forms accepted. 

·         No previously published material is accepted. This excludes material published on your personal blog or other personal website (I.E. DeviantArt, Tumblr, Self-published book, etc). 

·         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, 000 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.

 ·         No previously published material is accepted. This excludes material published on your personal blog or other personal website (I.E. DeviantArt, Tumblr, Self-published book, etc).

 ·         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.

 ·         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 Playwrights and Movie Script Excerpts

·         We are looking for short, impactful scenes. Writers can submit an excerpt from their play or movie script, granted the scene can work well on its own.

·         Scenes cannot be longer than 5 pages.

·         All written work must be submitted in singled spaced format, Times New Roman, 12-14pt. Font.


For Photography, Artwork and Comics

·         We are accepting Photography, Digital Artwork, Comics 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 do not print in color.

 ·         We look at quality of your image the most.

 ·         The Magazine will be printed in a 6×9 booklet, please keep this in mind when submitting your work. We typically like to have images of at least 1mb in size and in high resolution (300DPI or More). 

·         Comics must not be over 4 pages, and must be able to act as a stand-alone story.


Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones is an online journal and will not be printed. 

Deadline: July 1, 2017

DO NOT USE MORE THAN ONE SUBMISSION FORM. MULTIPLE SUBMISSION FORMS WILL RESULT IN YOUR SUBMISSION BEING REJECTED.

Ends on September 1, 2017
NOTE: THIS CATEGORY IS FOR AN ANTHOLOGY LOOKING FOR FURRY FICTION WITH BDSM ELEMENTS TO IT. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR NOVEL, NOVELLA, COLLECTION, ETC. HERE. IF YOUR SUBMISSION DOES NOT MEET THE GUIDELINES LISTED BELOW, IT WILL BE DENIED.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2017
Pay Scale: 1/2 cent per word
Word Count: 10, 000 words max.

Guidelines: For our first anthology we're looking to feature some furry fiction with BDSM. Stories include other kinks such as, but not limited to: feminization, orgasm control/denial, humiliation, objectification, pony/puppy play, hypnosis, strict/heavy bondage, foot play, latex, some pain (nothing extreme, candle wax and whipping are cool. Ripping your partners eyes out with your fingers, not cool ), and much more. This anthology is also looking for more than the typical M/F bondage story. Give us some variety. That's what we like, a healthy diverse sex fest! Email us if you're unsure about your idea. 


Although we're pretty accepting of what we'll take there are things we just don't do, such as: Non-Consent (Rape, Forced, Strong Coercion), Characters under the age of 18, copyrighted characters (don't send us Mickey Mouse, that ain't cool, yo), bestiality, and heavy bathroom play (you may be able to get away with watersports, but the rest is out), Snuff. There may be other things, if you're unsure just shoot us an email with your idea and we'll let you know if it'll fly or not (please note that this doesn't mean an actual acceptance, it simply means it can be reviewed by the selection committee).


Characters must be anthropomorphic or furry. Humans are allowed, but there does need to be an anthro character. This is a furry anthology, keep that in mind when submitting. 


Reprints are accepted, however, original stories are preferred. Reprints will still be reviewed. 


Rights: Non-exclusive printing and publishing rights in perpetuity. 


Payment: 1/2 cent per word



Simultaneous submissions are accepted. It is YOUR responsibility to inform us if your story has been accepted elsewhere.


Multiple Submissions: You may submit up to 3 stories MAX. A single submittable form is fine. The form will take up to 3 files. DO NOT send multiple submission forms.


Submissions must be sent through Submittable. Do NOT email your submissions. Any submissions emailed will go unread and unanswered. If you are having technical difficulties, email us (systmaticwzl@gmail.com) and we can work it out. 
Ends on May 1, 2017

Hitchhiking is the art of traveling through getting free rides from folks. You stick out your thumb and gamble on if you’ll make it to the next stop or if you’re walking further than you had planned. Passing Through is seeking short stories with anthropomorphic characters on the road. Cash, Grass, or Ass, give us your best hitchhiking tales! Stories must contain anthropomorphic animals (humanized animals). This is a furry anthology, keep this in mind when submitting.

 

We are not accepting reprints for this anthology.

 

Rights: Non-exclusive printing and publishing rights while the anthology is active. Rights will revert back to the author upon publication. We will ask that if your story is accepted elsewhere after Passing Through has been published that you inform the new publication of your story’s original appearance. This anthology will have a limited print run (unlike our past anthologies that are always active).

 

Payment: ½ cent per word.

 

Deadline: May 1, 2017


Rating: PG - R

 

You may submit up to 3 stories through our submittable. We will not accept any submissions through email, unless you are having serious technical issues. Stories must be either a DOC or DOCX. We ask that you refrain from submitting any other file types.

 

Word count: up to 10, 000 words.

 

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. It is YOUR responsibility to inform us if your story has been accepted elsewhere.

Ends on June 1, 2017

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.


So, you're ready to submit your work. You've prepped it, edited it, had be reviewed by your peers and gutted the whole thing into this nifty little package. Now it's time for you to bug people like us to see if it's publishable. Well, we're happy to take a look at it. Just follow our guidelines below, we try to be accommodating on some things, but flat out not reading our guidelines will result in us returning your manuscript to you unread. We only accept electronic submissions. Below you'll find all our information on what we're looking for and how to submit and what happens after the submission process. 

What are we accepting?

Well, 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. Stand out, crush the stigma of modern erotica novels like 50 Shades of Grey and hone in on your kink or subject. Draw us in and keep us there. Become mad with passion as you write. 

Although we will probably specialize in novels and novella's, we're not limited to them. We'll be looking for shorter works for anthologies, erotic poetry, novel's, novella's. If you're unsure if your project will work for us, shoot us an email and we'll let you know. 

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. The subjects and kinks you are using in your work must add to your story, not distract. Don't piss on someone for the sake of doing it. Give us a real well written work that can push some boundaries. Give us story, give us real characters; real characters that enjoy and explore sex. Do not send us stories relating to Non-Con or under age characters. That's not cool, yo.


How to Submit. 

Do not send us a full manuscript. Send us a sample of your work. We accept all submissions through Submittable. Our review process should take about 2-3 months. You will receive an email once we're through reviewing your work. Make sure your work is in an accepted format (DOC, DOCX).

After acceptance (if accepted) 

Red Ferret Press will work with you to ensure you’re complete satisfaction with your book design. We layout and edit your book in house and will find an artist for your book cover. RFP can also set up a personal wix or weebly website for the author and their book (and other books), however it will be up to the author to purchase the domain name and hosting, as well as maintain their website.

Writers will receive royalty fees for projects that have been selected. Please note that this does not include the anthologies that are published. To find out what those anthologies offer, please visit their webpages. Royalty fees will be negotiated between the editors and the writers.

Weasel Press does expect the authors to assist in the layout design and advertising of the project. Book Publication does include Layout Design, Promotion, Royalty, and Distribution. 

The purpose of the project is to awaken, enlighten and maybe even provide a bit of shelter to those who need it. Poetry has some immense power in the world, either through healing its readers or inspiring them to become involved. We’re looking for Poetry, Photography, Artwork, Prose Poetry, etc with passion. We need to be able to feel and experience your work. There is a wealth of social justice and other topics that we are looking at to put this anthology together. Things such as: Bullying, sexuality, Homelessness, Free Speech, Animal Rights, Rape Culture, and much more. Artwork and written work does not have to be strictly political but must address something that would be a voice for peace. Our guidelines can be viewed below:


No reading fee. 


Required Information

-Name

-Title(s) of work(s) being submitted

-Topic you are addressing (we encourage any kind of external links that pertain to your topic as well)

-Address information

-Working email

-A Short Biography (about a paragraph), this can include past publications, website info, contact info, etc.


Poetry Guidelines

-No minimum, poems cannot be longer than 3 pages

-All styles and forms accepted

-Previously published material accepted granted the poet has the rights to their work

-Original material only.

-Simultaneous submissions accepted. We MUST be notified as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere.

-All work must be submitted in a single word document, single spaced (unless the poem is formatted a specific way), 12pt Font, Times New Roman (or something close to that. Please no Courier New fonts).


Artwork Guidelines

  -We accept Photography, Artwork (Digital Artwork, Traditional, etc), Collages, Visual Poetry and much more.

-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).

-our next anthology will be a color print. Images sent in can be in black and white or in color!

-Please ensure images in high resolution and at least 1MB in size.

We publish Quarterly. Each zine will have a theme. Below are our deadlines for the next year and information on what the theme is per issue.

May 20 - Domestic Violence
Aug 20 - Bullying
Nov 20 - Homelessness

We will NOT tolerate:

-Racism

-Misogyny

-Homophobia


If you want to submit something dark, or edgy, that's fine, however we cannot accept anything that perpetuates hateful ideals. 


Degenerates: Voices for Peace is an online only anthology. We are unfortunately unable to pay contributors, but are working towards it at some point in the future. For now, all we can offer is notoriety.