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.

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Theme: Furry horror!

Word Count: 1,500-6,000

Payment: $0.005 per word

Editor: Thurston Howl

Expected release: Just in time for Howloween!

With all the more recent furry horror anthologies emerging—Bleak Horizons, Infurno, Seven Deadly Sins, The Haunted Den, Dread, Slashers, and the upcoming The Howling Dead—we thought it would be useful to have a regular anthology that allowed all furry horror submissions, rather than specific types of horror.

So bring us your worst! We want to see the furry Jason attacking a camp of squirrels. We want to see the Howling of Hill House. We want to see an ethereal Bad Dragon toy haunting the user who threw it away. We want to see a couple of foxes collecting knots from the tops they kill. So, slashers, erotic horror, ghost stories, movie monsters, transformation, all types of horror are welcome and encouraged!

Kink and fetish are perfectly fine (and maybe even encouraged) with submissions, and you are free to play around with genre here. While erotic horror is accepted, we will not tolerate any positive portrayals of Rape, Torture Porn, Pedophilia, necrophilia, Characters that you do not own or characters under copyright, Bigotry, and extreme violence.

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. Max of three subs per writer.

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

BIPOC Authors, Queer Authors, Disabled Authors, Authors who are currently or former Sex Workers are strongly encouraged to submit.

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.

 In an attempt to bring more representation to furry fandom publishing, Difursity was put out. And I'm thrilled to be doing another volume of the book with TH Bound Tales. Difursity Volume 2 is an anthology that seeks BIPOC furries who want to share their writing. If you're a BIPOC furry, we want your fiction, regardless of genre. You can send up to 3 stories; previously published is totally acceptable granted you have the rights to that story. Fiction featured on blogs and websites such as SoFurry, FurAffinity, do not count as previously published. Authors who are accepted into this project will be paid for the work. 


Payment: 1c/word (Kickstarter pending)

Word Count: 2500-8000 words. As an editor I'm fairly strict on word count. If you go over maybe 200 words, I'm fine, but nothing more than that.

Please send DOC or DOCX files


Send us something that you actually had fun writing, not something you think we'll like. Send us something that's important to you. 


There are, however, things we just won't tolerate. We 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.


Additionally, Difursity runs off of community contributions and the small amount of sales it receives. If you're unable to submit to the journal but would still like to support Difursity, check out our Kickstarter campaign. All of the proceeds go to paying authors and artists to make the anthology happen. 


And lastly, why does representation matter? 


In January, Lee and Low published results of their Diversity Baseline Survey. The survey showed that the publishing industry overall were Cisgendered, Straight, and White. You can find the percentages at the link below.


https://blog.leeandlow.com/2020/01/28/2019diversitybaselinesurvey/


Representation is a problem in the industry, and one that urgently needs to be addressed. BIPOC are constantly left out of projects and are constantly given images of white people in the media. For example, look at American Dirt. Cummins released this book filled with appropriation that furthers colorblind racism. Myriam Gurba wrote in response to the book, "To fit the messyanic bill, Cummins re-branded herself as a person of color. A glance at recent interviews shows Cummins now identifying as ‘Latinx,’ her claim to this identity hinging on the existence of a Puerto Rican grandmother. Cummins, however, is still breaking in her Latinx-ness because four years ago, she wasn’t. I repeat: Four years ago, Cummins was white."


https://tropicsofmeta.com/2019/12/12/pendeja-you-aint-steinbeck-my-bronca-with-fake-ass-social-justice-literature/


Cummins wrote a novel that positioned America as a safe haven and Mexico as a terrifying hell. She used typical stereotypes found in any form of media used to terrify and skew America's view on the border. The author portrayed herself as well-meaning, but as Gurba writes in her review, well-meaning doesn't mean shit. When you try to be the messiah, "You never know who will follow you into the promised land."


The publishing industry could have paid any Latinx author and would have gotten a better product. But they didn't. They instead went with an appropriating white lady who thought she knew better and didn't. Cumins said she would "give a face to the faceless." How many people are detained by ICE? Several hundred thousand? How many children ripped from their parents? How many forced hysterectomies performed? They are not faceless. They have a face. White people just don't want to see it. 


When you allow someone to be a white savior, they will fuck it up. They will see every BIPOC as a stereotype, without a voice, without a face, without life. 


The industry has a problem. They refuse to listen to BIPOC voices. Our voices should matter and they haven't for fuck knows how long. We deserve to have ourselves seen because if we don't; we will always be faceless to white people.

Red Ferret Press is now opening its call for erotic models to pose for our new charity book of gay sex positions! 

All proceeds will go toward the sex work, substance use, and HIV care and advocacy organization HIPS.


Requirements:

  1. You are doing this with a sexually consenting partner
  2. You have a way to have pictures taken, either by a remote control, timer, or a friend
  3. You are able to do specific poses per request
  4. You are able to make the photos specific dimensions
  5. At least one of you is a gay man


People of color, diverse body types, and disabled people are strongly encouraged to submit!


Please attach sample erotic photos in our submission form. (We won’t use those, but it will give us a sense of who our models are and what camera technology you have.)


All accepted contributors get a free copy of the book.

 I've watched a few documentaries on the furry fandom, especially the most recent one "The Fandom." Each one is filled with a sea of white, almost completely neglecting that furries of color exist. In regards to "The Fandom" documentary, furries of color were merely glanced at for a few minutes, and the rest was focused on white furries. And that's aggravating.

I'm opening up this non-fiction, furry anthology for furries of color because our voices matter. We deserve to talk about our characters, our projects, our experiences, and involvement in this fandom, and there's not exactly a space for that.

"Can You See Us Now?" is a project looking for personal essays from furries of color. I want to read about your experiences, about what your character means to you, if you're an artist or a writer, a gamer, or even a dancer. I want to hear from you.

  • Send me your story. 8,000 words max.
  • Payment is 1/2 cent per word plus a copy of the finished book. 
  • Deadline: January 1, 2021

Please note that this project is for furries of color, including furries who are Biracial. This is not a space for allies.

About me: My name is Izzy, most know me as Weasel. I'm the owner of Weasel Press and a queer, Latinx author. I've been the editor of several projects, some of which include: Difursity (Thurston Howl Publications), Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones (Weasel Press), and #ohmurr! (Weasel Press).

If you have any questions, or want to learn more, feel free to email me thedude@weaselpress.com

 Dancing with Devils is an anthology looking to blend spells/rituals/magic with sex. 

Published under Red Ferret Press


Payment: $0.005 per word.

Word Count: up to 8000 words. It's rare that I look at anything over. If we're talking 100 words over that's ok, but not much more than that. And I typically don't include your title in your word counts. 

Deadline:   November 30, 2020.

This anthology will be released Summer or Fall 2021


This anthology is seeking authors who identify as LGBTQ+. Please note that this is not a space for allies. We are seeking queer authors. Additionally, we would love to see queer authors of color, authors with disabilities submit to this anthology.

 

This submission call is for stories containing anthropomorphic characters otherwise known as Furry. I'm not really looking for human characters here, and if they do exist I would prefer they remain in the background of the story.

   

Here's what I don't want

  • Straight Narratives. This is something you can find anywhere and has been boring to sit through. Most media you see incorporates a heternormative take on things like relationships, family, societal structure, and honestly I'm tired of it. I'm tired of straight people being the focus. Send me works that go against this; that say "fuck all straight people."   
  • Fiction that contains racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, non-consensual/rape. Just because a character is queer, does not mean you have to stereotype them. Oh and white people who think it's ok to incorporate AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) into their white coded characters? Fuck off, I ain't here for that either. Cultural appropriation has no place in this anthology. If you need help figuring out what that is, check out this twitter thread below.  https://twitter.com/blueivyslave/status/1289371334384816128  
  • Fetishization of Trans characters, characters of color, and characters with disabilities will not be tolerated.  
  • Non-Consent/Rape. This includes dubious consent. The magic you use and create in your world should be a part of the relationship between your characters not a tool to make the relationship work or start a relationship.   


Here's what I'll be cautious about

  • Gay cisgender male narratives. You are welcome to submit stories containing cisgender characters, but I feel queer media has focused a lot on Cis Gay White Male narratives. Although a story or two might get picked up by this anthology containing Cis Gay Male characters, I really would like to have a diverse collection of work.   
  • Use of demons in your work. I know the anthology is called Dancing with Devils, and I would definitely be down for you using demons in your fiction. But I'd like to see something different than your typical sex with Satan tale. Satan is a commonly used character, and I think you'll find other demons/gods/occult characters that are way more interesting.   


Here's what I would like to see

  • Trans Characters 
  • Characters with disabilities 
  • Characters not coded as white 
  • Polyamory 
  • Pansexuality 
  • A strong understanding of the magic in your world 
  • Sex 
  • Kink

 #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.

 

iPawd - A Furry Adult Music Anthology

Deadline: January 10, 2021

Editor: Thurston Howl and Cedric G! Bacon

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

The idea is that each story, while sexual and furry, connects to a particular song.

You can read the word "connects" in three different ways:

1. The song is played throughout the story.

2. The story plays out the plot of the song.

3. The story plays out with the song kind of just being an ambience or moodsetter for the story, i.e. the song doesn't even appear in the story but you wrote the story with the song in mind all the same.

Feel free to play with lots of musical aspects. A wolf could be playing violin on a moonlit hill for his lover. A drummer could be performing at a punk rock concert while her girlfriend eats her out, hidden in front of the bass drum. A slow dance at a club leads to fingers going beyond the waistband and below the tail. The "Cha Cha Slide" could be read as sexual directions in the bedroom.

Just note that it needs to be erotic, furry, and music-focused. You can't include whole lines of the song in your story unless it just happens to be public domain.

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.

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

 

The Howling Dead

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Editor: Cedric G! Bacon

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

The horror...the funky horror! Zombies have been a part of our cultural zeitgeist for decades, from each Night and Dawn and into the Day of the Living Dead, on up to the ones who Walk, Thurston Howl Publications is proud to add to the with their first “furry zombie” anthology, THE HOWLING DEAD! 

Your zombies can be the shambling Romero variety, the more comedic, or the more horrific, let your hungry imagination be satiated! Please note we are a progressive press and do not publish any conservative works. At least one major character must be furry.

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.

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

 

Dogbumps Academy of Wayward Wixards

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Editor: Jonathan W. Thurston

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

“Welcome to Dogbumps Academy of Wayward Wixards. We have locations across the globe and maybe even multiple in your country. We take in all types: Latinx, trans, disabled, lesbian, black, gay, etc. We are pleased to have you enrolled at our school and even more pleased to give you, whom society has deemed 'lesser,' a place where you can be celebrated just as you are.”

Wayward (adj):  difficult to control or predict because of unusual or perverse behavior 

Hell no, we won't be controlled. Or silenced.

It’s time for a school of magic that accepts, promotes, and celebrates diversity. We want characters of racial, disability, gender, and sexuality diversity in this anthology. It doesn’t matter where your Dogbumps location is, and you can name the teachers and schoolmaster what you will. 

The genre or type of narrative is completely up to you. Whether spell students are trying to research a forgotten curse or the alchemy instructor is exploring polyamory with two non-witches outside the school, it’s up to you!

The rating of this anthology can go up to R, but nothing X or higher. So basically, no explicitly described sexual scenes although sex can happen. We don’t want this to be an erotic book.

Also, watch that you don’t use any copyrighted characters, names, places, spells, or ideas in your story!

World notes:

  1. The school is called Dogbumps Academy of Wayward Witches and Wizards.
  2. The school only caters to minorities in one form or fashion.
  3. The Grand Mixter of the whole Academy is Grand Mixter Silva Greaves.
  4. The four houses of Dogbumps are Danimane (red and black with a wolf), Sorafeng (green and yellow with a weasel), Azenhuff (blue and pink with a unicorn), and Mallemaw (orange and purple with a bull)
  5. Houses are assigned the first year, but people can switch houses any time and as much as they want after. The houses do not have specific characteristics officially, but your school might have similar students naturally grouping together in a house so that a house might have a stereotype at your specific location.
  6. The stories might take place in the present. No historical works (for this volume anyway).
  7. People get their acceptance letter to Dogbumps when they reach age 18, and it goes on for four to seven years, depending on what kind of degree the student wants. It’s meant to be a form of college rather than high school.

We will NOT accept:

Racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, or any other discrimination presented in a positive light.

Pedophilia 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.

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

 
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.

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.

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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