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.

 

 

Deadline: March 15, 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. Other than those three things, you have free reign!


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.


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.

 Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its horror parody anthology The Grinch Has Eyes.


Deadline: February 1, 2020

Word count: 100-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

Everyone knows Dr. Seuss. He is famous for works like Fox in Socks, Cat in the Hat, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and many, many more. But what happens when we transform the much beloved style and stories and characters of Dr. Seuss into something much more nefarious? This horror anthology seeks to celebrate horror in a tongue-in-cheek way that is all too...grinchly.

I am anticipating three possible ways to read this prompt (but I am open to others):

  1. Telling a unique horror story as if you were Dr. Seuss
  2. Turning a Dr. Seuss story into a prose horror story
  3. Throwing Dr. Seuss characters into a horrific world outside Dr. Seuss’ universe

All of these are fine and valid! I encourage all kinds of horror: sci fi horror, slashers, erotic horror, creature horror, body horror, etc.

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 a free copy of the print book.

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

 Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its fourth volume of its HOWLERS series, Nefarious Nature.

Deadline: March 1, 2020

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

People versus nature has a long tradition in horror genre. This anthology seeks to celebrate and transform that narrative trope. Categorized into six different parts, the stories in this anthology will tackle the many ways Mother Nature can be a horrific...well...force of nature. Below are the six parts of the anthology and examples of how the element manifests in horror literature. Please note we are a progressive press and do not publish any conservative works.

Examples in film and literature:

Fire: Stephen King’s Firestarter, Freddy Kreuger’s entire backstory, Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden”

Water: Black Water, Peter Benchley’s Jaws, Open Water

Earth: any of the premature burial stories, any of the Medusa stories, Blood Beach

Wind: The Fog, Snakes on a Plane, The Wind, Sharknado

Plants: The Ruins, Little Shop of Horrors, R. L. Stine’s Stay Out of the Basement

Animals: Stephen King’s Cujo, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Rats in the Walls,” Arachnophobia

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 a free copy of the print book.

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. We have the pleasure of releasing the first edition in January 2020. 

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

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 

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.


 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.


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


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:

  • 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. 

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. 


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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