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Taking Submissions: Happy Howlidays: A Furry Advent Calendar

September 8, 2022 - September 9, 2022


Deadline: September 8th, 2022
Payment: $10 USD and a contributors copy
Theme: Flash furry stories with a holiday theme

Deadline: September 8th, 2022

Word count: Up to 1,000 words; a little above and a little below will be acceptable, but remember we are looking for flash fiction. If your story is excessively longer than 1,000 words it is likely to be rejected. You may send up to three stories, but we will only be accepting one per author.

Payment: Authors will receive $10 USD and a free contributors copy of the final book.

Tentative release date: late November, 2022

Advent calendars. From the beginning of December to the night before Christmas, each door on the advent calendar brings a new treat for you, whether chocolates or some cute trinkets.

For this flash-fiction anthology, we are looking for authors who can surprise us with bite-sized treats; one for every day, from the beginning of that special season, till the night before Christmas. Just like you can find different kinds of treats in advent calendars, this anthology is open to any genre and any holiday during the winter season.

The stories all need to be furry in nature.

We are looking for stories that really capture the spirit of the holidays in 1,000 words or less. We encourage you to think outside the box and show us different takes on these holidays. Sweet, scary, sexy, or serious; we want to see them all and more.

Not everyone celebrates the same holidays in December, so not all of our submissions need to be about one certain holiday. Eligible holidays include, but are not limited to:

  • Hannukah

  • Christmas (Day or Eve)

  • Boxing Day

  • Kwanzaa

  • Winter Solstice

Things we will NOT accept:

  • Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.

  • Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18 presented in a positive light.

  • Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction presented in a positive light.

  • Snuff, necrophilia presented in a positive light

If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask than to get rejected. (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36) 

And if you have other holidays you think would be a good fit, send those stories our way! And if you are not sure about whether your story fits into our anthology, you can email us at [email protected].

Please send all completed submissions to [email protected] with “Happy Howlidays” and your name/penname in the subject line.

Payment: Authors will receive 10 USD and a free contributors copy of the final book.

Via: Thurston Howl Publications’ Submission Page.


September 8, 2022
September 9, 2022