Anthropomorphic fiction expert Fred Patten is editing The Furry Future, an anthology of original fiction, for FurPlanet Productions. He’s still looking for proposals, though the window will close in a couple of weeks.
The theme is the future, with furries. Utopias, dystopias, dramas, comedies, on Earth or in interstellar space, all furry or how the first furrys are bioengineered, why humans bioengineer furrys, how the human public reacts to furrys, furry scientists inventing the future, marketing for furrys (what products will a furry population want to buy), and so on. We would prefer stories set in a strong furry or mixed human-furry civilization, rather than strong s-f in which the characters are only incidentally furry, or “funny animal” stories where the characters are obvious humans just superficially anthro animals.
Patten’s deadline to accept proposed submissions is November 1, 2014, and the deadline for finished stories is December 1, in order to allow the book to go on sale January 15, 2015.
The Furry Future will be 120,000 to 150,000 words, with from ten to fourteen stories by different authors. Additional specifications —
Length: 5,000 to 20,000 words preferred. Shorter is okay if you have a good idea. Longer than 20,000 words – let’s discuss it.
Payment: FurPlanet’s usual ½¢ per word, upon publication, plus a copy of the book. Authors may buy additional copies at a 30% discount.
Fred adds: “This is an open submission anthology, so we expect many authors who have not been in one of my anthologies before. If you have any friends who would like to submit a furry short story, tell them about this. If you would like to recommend a writer, tell us about him or her.”
He can be contacted at fredpatten (at) earthlink (dot) net
[Via Dogpatch Press.]