Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its tenth furry anthology, Purrgatorio: The Ten Regions of Mt. Purgatory. This is to be both a sequel to Infurno (2017) and Seven Deadly Sins (2016). Continuing the overarching story of Infurno, a guest editor is working on this anthology, Weasel from Weasel Press and Red Ferret Press.
Deadline: September 1, 2018
Word count: 2,500-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable
The Ten Regions of Purgatory has been a much-loved conception of the middle region of the afterlife, popularized by Italian poet Dante. Look here for the basic elements of the circles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purgatorio. This collection will be divided respectively into the ten parts. We expect stories to be framed to focus on people who will end up in a specific circle. Most of a story should focus on what they did back on Earth in life. Showing how they died is not required. We need to see the acts that brought them there. It is perfectly fine but not required if submissions are NSFW. We are honestly expecting a fair amount of horror and erotica. However, again, adult stories are by no means required for acceptance. All story submissions must be “furry” in nature.
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 or Necrophilia presented in a positive light
Bestiality presented in a positive light
If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask then to get a straight up rejection! If you are unsure, just shoot me an email at email@example.com. (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)
You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).
Reprints are fine, but you have to own full permission of the work in order for us to consider it.
We will not accept simultaneous submissions.
Payment: Authors will receive a free copy of the print book.
Send submissions in .doc or .docx format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title your email with the section in all caps, e.g. “FIRST.” If you are sending more than one submission, send multiple emails instead of putting them all in one.
We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.
Book will likely be released January in plenty of time for a depressing New Year’s.
Submissions per theme so far (do research to find more info on each of the circles; below we’ve listed a general quality frequently attributed to each circle, but they are often more complex than this):
Ante 1(The Ex-communicate):
Ante 2 (The Late Repentant):
First (The Proud):
Second (The Envious):
Third (The Wrathful):
Fourth (The Slothful):
Fifth (The Covetous):
Sixth (The Gluttonous):
Seventh (The Lustful):
Post (The Earthly Paradise):