Submission Call for ROAR 9

ROAR 9 is not yet open for submissions.  Guidelines are subject to changes before submissions open.  Expect submissions to open in Aug./Sept. 2017.
We're looking for excellent general audience furry stories on the theme "RESISTANCE."  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 "resistance," but all stories must 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.  Though, the editor does have a preference for stories where the animal nature of the characters matters -- if the reader can't even remember the species of the characters by the end of the story, then that's not a good sign.

We are interested in diverse and underrepresented voices. If you have personal experience relevant to your story, feel free to mention it in your cover letter. For instance, if your story is about a space unicorn and you are a space unicorn (or a research biologist who studies space unicorns), let us know.  We are not interested in stories that involve rape in any way.

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 9 is Mary E. Lowd, who also edited ROAR 6, ROAR 7, and ROAR 8.








*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.