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.
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.
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.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2018
Payment: $0.02 per word
Word Count: 1, 000 MAX
Furnicate is an online erotic furry magazine that focuses on flash fiction (1000 words or less). We are seeking short erotic scenes containing anthropomorphic animals for our first release. Send us your quickie hook ups, grinder/tinder dates, occasional date night when the kids are finally out of the house. We are rather accepting of kinks, however we do ask that you keep in mind that his is a general erotic magazine. Furnicate accepts all genders and is looking for a diverse, healthy sex fest! If you have a question on if your story is permissable, email us and we'll let you know.
Although we're pretty accepting, there are things we won't tolerate: Rape, Non-Consent, Strong Coercion, Pedophilia, Necrophilia, Characters under copyright or characters that you don't own, Bigotry of any kind (Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.), extreme violence to name a few.
Your story must contain anthropomorphic animals (Furry characters).
Reprints are fine.
Simultaneous submissions are fine. If your story is accepted elsewhere, it is your responsibility to notify us.
Red Ferret Press seeks Non-exclusive publishing rights in perpetuity.
You can submit up to 3 stories. Use the same submittable form and submit your stories at the same time. The form will allow you upload up to 3 DOC or DOCX files.
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Theme: Flash Fiction horror that feels real while containing anthropomorphic animals as characters
Word Count: up to 1000 words
Payment: $0.02 per word
Dread is an online horror furry magazine that focuses on flash fiction (1000 words or less). We are seeking short scenes of dreadfully frightening stuff containing anthropomorphic animals (humanized animals). We’re 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.
Although this is a horror magazine project, there are limits as to what we 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, and extreme violence.
Rule of thumb: If you can get away with it in an R-rated film, you’ll most likely be fine. Blood and gore, nudity, light 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.
Weasel 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.
As this is an online only magazine, there will not be a print version of it. We will display a free PDF document of the project once completed. If you would like a kindle version, we will have one available for $0.99.
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.
-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)
-A Short Biography (about a paragraph), this can include past publications, website info, contact info, etc.
-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).
-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).
-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.
Nov 20 - Homelessness
February 20, 2018 - Mental Illness
May 20, 2018 - Healthcare for All
August 20, 2018 - Gender Identity
November 20, 2018 - Civil Rights
We will NOT tolerate:
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.