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Title: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on July 06, 2016, 01:31:58 AM
Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its first furry anthology, Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals.

Deadline: November 1, 2016
Word count: 2,500-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

Seven Deadly Sins has been a literary trope for centuries, popularized by Italian poet Dante. They are as follows: pride, greed, lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, and sloth. This collection will be divided respectively into the seven parts. We want to see anthro-animal characters at their darkest and weakest moments: at the whorehouse, at the chopping block, in the morgue, in the dining room with the candlestick. It is perfectly fine but not required if submissions are NSFW. We are honestly expecting a fair amount of horror—especially in Wrath—and erotica—especially in Lust. However, again, adult stories are by no means required for acceptance. All story submissions must be "furry" in nature.

We will not accept much of the same that Voice is not accepting in their Neko anthology http://www.anthroaquatic.com/forum/index.php?topic=1137.0 (http://www.anthroaquatic.com/forum/index.php?topic=1137.0). If you are unsure, just shoot me an email at jonathan.thurstonhowlpub@gmail.com.

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 jonathan.thurstonhowlpub@gmail.com.
Title your email with the sin in all caps, e.g. "LUST." 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 mid-January in plenty of time for Valentine's Day.

Submissions per theme so far:
Lust: 3
Gluttony: 3
Wrath: 5
Sloth: 6
Greed: 3
Envy: 6
Pride: 4 (plus one from Kirisis and one from Varzen)
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Faolan on July 06, 2016, 04:09:43 AM
Oh! This sounds like fun! :D
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Arian Mabe on July 06, 2016, 05:46:47 AM
What happens if there are a lot of submissions for one category?
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: saintajax33 on July 06, 2016, 08:06:16 AM
How does your payment structure work? For example, are you paying half a cent per word, a flat rate, or something else?
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Huskyteer on July 06, 2016, 08:29:07 AM
Ajax, looks like payment is by contributor copy:

Quote
Payment: Authors will receive a free copy of the print book.

Also, I don't believe I've said hi on here, so Hi!
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Rechan on July 06, 2016, 08:49:28 AM
Hmm. I wonder how to make sloth compelling, beyond being about sloths.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on July 06, 2016, 12:31:37 PM
We will only accept a few stories for each sin, so in the published form, it will be evenly spread out. I might make a tally in the original post so people can see what I have received so far as I get them. Only payment is a free print copy of the book.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Zarpaulus on July 06, 2016, 03:12:55 PM
Is there any requirement for how the "sin" is depicted?

Like does the "sinner" have to suffer some sort of karmic backfire or something?

I have an idea for greed, maybe gluttony too.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on July 06, 2016, 03:14:44 PM
Zarpaulus, no, there is no such requirement. It does not have to be a punished sin at all. Look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Voice on July 06, 2016, 03:51:51 PM
*perks ears*
Hmmm... this could be interesting.  8)
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on July 19, 2016, 12:56:24 PM
Bumped the publication date up a month so that we can easily publish it in time, and also added a section showing submission representation for each sin so far that I will update regularly.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Munchkin on July 20, 2016, 02:16:22 AM
Very interesting concept.  I might have something I can rework for you, but it's debatable what category it would fall under.  Hmm...  I'll have to see what tweaks I can make before I send it in since it's a poem at the moment.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Arara on July 21, 2016, 08:19:43 PM
Oh, I have the perfect story for greed! :D
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on July 21, 2016, 08:20:31 PM
Can't wait to see it. :)
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Huskyteer on August 24, 2016, 10:37:27 AM
Can we have an update on submissions per sin? :)
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on August 24, 2016, 12:19:52 PM
Nothing has changed yet. Still a couple months to submit though.  :)
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Zarpaulus on August 24, 2016, 08:57:15 PM
I have a "Gluttony" story finished, but I'm a bit uncomfortable sending it before I've written the Greed and/or Pride ones.

And I've put those on delay for that "Dogs of War" anthology.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on October 04, 2016, 08:35:46 PM
One more month to submit! Keep those submissions coming in.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Munchkin on October 05, 2016, 06:19:52 AM
I'm half tempted to use Wrath as an outlet piece >.> No idea if I could muster an actual decent plot for it with how much I'm currently juggling, though. 
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on October 05, 2016, 03:28:42 PM
Certainly can't hurt to try. :) After all, the idea for this anthology came out of real-life personal experiences.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Munchkin on October 06, 2016, 04:29:35 AM
Well you just piqued this kitty's personality, but I won't press X3 Let me try to get a few things to a steadier point and then I'll see what my subconscious is willing to bring forth.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Gullwulf on October 09, 2016, 12:23:53 AM
Oh hey, this one almost passed me by. Definitely going to give this one a shot as I still cross my fingers over The Dogs of War!
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on October 09, 2016, 01:55:26 PM
Excellent! We look forward to it.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Faolan on October 10, 2016, 10:32:27 AM
Waaah, I just noticed the deadline has been set to November now! D: -panics-

I have ideas for Greed and Envy, but I really have to tie myself to the writing desk now!

Update: I think I'll only manage to get Envy ready in time.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Kiris on October 18, 2016, 01:17:33 PM
I've got one that could either be Pride or Wrath. With rhe exception of some much needed beta reads, it'll be done in time for the deadline...

If I don't fall asleep while writing it.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on October 18, 2016, 08:03:30 PM
Sounds good! Best of luck.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Faolan on October 23, 2016, 05:53:53 PM
You've got mail!  ;D
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: Zarpaulus on October 30, 2016, 11:27:49 PM
Finished writing my story for "Envy" today, will be editing tomorrow.
Title: Re: Seven Deadly Sins: Furry Confessionals
Post by: ThurstonHowlPub on October 30, 2016, 11:40:57 PM
Sounds good! Look forward to reading.