Submission Call for ROAR 8

ROAR 8 is now closed.
All submissions will receive responses by the end of February.
We're looking for excellent general audience furry stories on the theme "paradise."  If you have an excellent story, but you're not sure it fits the theme, give it a try.  We can be generous in how we interpret "paradise," 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)gmail.com with a subject line that reads:  SUBMISSION:  "Story Title" - word count.  (For an example of Standard Manuscript Format, see this essay by William Shunn.  For help with writing a cover letter, check out this excellent advice from Strange Horizons.)

The ROAR anthologies are a FurPlanet production.  The editor for ROAR 8 is Mary E. Lowd, who also edited ROAR 6 and ROAR 7.








*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.