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
Length -- Between 2,000 and 18,000 words. Query if longer or
shorter. We tend to prefer stories between 4,000 and 12,000 words.
Multiple submissions -- Keep it reasonable; two or three
stories at a time is probably okay; ten isn't.
-- Yes, but include information about where the story was previously
published. We're more interested in stories that will be new
the majority of our audience.
Simultaneous submissions -- No. If you send a
story to us, please don't send it anywhere else until you
hear back from us.
Response time -- Most final decisions won't
be made until after the deadline, but all stories should receive a
response by March 1st.
Paymet -- 1/2 cent per word and one contributor's copy on
Deadline -- February 1st, 2017
Expected release date -- July, 2017
The ROAR anthologies are a FurPlanet
production. The editor for ROAR 8 is Mary E. Lowd, who also
6 and ROAR 7.
mainstream sf/f/h markets may pay higher rates, 1/2 cent per
word is currently standard in the furry genre. Hopefully, it
possible to increase the standard rate in the future. For
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