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.

 

Ends on October 1, 2019

 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.1 - We Liked Horror Before It Was Cool: hipster horror! We want to see people strangled by their own scarves, Uber trips gone wrong, the things that happen behind the bar of a cafe, and blood as vape juices. Show us your most horrific hipster horror. Deadline: October 1

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 

Blood, Sweat, and Fists

Stories from the Pits


Deadline: May 4, 2019


Did you get kicked in the face by Saxon? Pulled into the pit at a Sick of it All show? Met members of Rancid? We're looking for nonfiction works centering around hardcore punk and metal shows you've been to. We want to hear the craziest tales you have from your time in the pits. This submission call is looking for all experiences, from local bands to well established bands within the punk and metal scene. 


Guidelines:

  • Your work should be titled.
  • After the title, please place the Date of the show, Venue, City/State, Name of the band or festival you were at.
  • Your name should be on the document.
  • If you took photos, you may attach them to go with your work. If you'd like to include a picture or scan of your concert ticket, you may, but are not obligated to. Images should be JPG or PNG.
  • up to 2500 words.
  • Doubled-spaced.
  • Word DOC or DOCX.
  • Payment $0.01 per word.
  • Submit via submittable.


Note: this submission call is for nonfiction only. Real experiences. Real stories. We are not accepting poetry or fiction for this project. 

 

Weasel Press will not tolerate positive depictions of racism, homophobia, transphobia, pedophilia, sexual assault, Rape, Snuff, Necrophilia, and Bestiality.

Ends on August 31, 2019

Vagabonds is a literary journal that is published twice a year. We had the pleasure of releasing the first edition on August 6th, 2012, and it is still available for anyone who is interested in a copy. You can our past issues for free at our archives page. 

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 journal 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. 

As of 2019 Vagabonds will no longer be printing future issues. All issues moving forward will be online only editions. 

Guidelines

  • Contributors are limited to a total of 5 Submissions. 
  • ​We accept most styles, genres and formats, however, we are more partial to Vagabond related works and slice of life related works. Immersion is a key element that we look at for all submissions that we review.
  • ​There is no monetary compensation for being accepted. We can only offer notoriety at this time. If you're work is accepted by Vagabonds 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, Creative Nonfiction, Prose

  • 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.
  • ​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 and Artwork

  • We are accepting Photography, 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! vagabondsink@gmail.com

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