Submission Call for ROAR 6

ROAR 6 is closed to submissions.  It was released at AnthroCon 2015, and it can be ordered online from FurPlanet.  There may be an open call for submissions to a subsequent issue of ROAR.  To find out, visit

For reference, the guidelines are still here:

We're looking for excellent general audience furry stories on the theme "scoundrel."  Submissions should be under 12,000 words, no lower limit.  If you have an excellent story, but you're not sure it fits the theme, give it a try.  We can be flexible on "scoundrel," but all stories have to be furry.  That means an anthropomorphic animal figure should be significantly featured in your story -- it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence.  We'll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks -- as long as it's excellent.

Please send submissions as an attached .doc, .docx, or .rtf file in standard manuscript format to ROARanthology(at)  We're hoping to release ROAR 6 at AnthroCon, so the deadline is April 1st, 2015.  For multiple submissions, reprints, or other questions, please query.  We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

ROAR is a paying market.  Payment will be 1/2 cent per word and one contributor's copy on publication.*

All submissions will be replied to by May 1st, possibly much earlier.

The ROAR anthologies are a FurPlanet production.  The editor for ROAR 6 is Mary E. Lowd.

*While mainstream sf/f/h markets may pay higher rates, 1/2 cent per word is currently standard in the furry genre.  Hopefully, it will be possible to increase the standard rate in the future.  For now, keep in mind that publishing in ROAR does use up a story's first rights; subsequent publications of the story would only be reprints, which are not accepted by most markets and often receive lower pay rates when they are.