Bound Tales

Thurston Howl's Bound Tales is THP's furry imprint. This means that it focuses on publishing adult anthropomorphic-animal fiction, adult implying both erotica and horror mostly.

For our Bound Tales store, go here.

If you are interested in querying us for your furry book, please send us a full query (first 10-20 pages, full synopsis in one or two single-spaced pages, and a cover letter) to thurstonhowlpub@gmail.com, addressing one of the editors below based on your genre.

At this time, we are not looking for generic sci fi or fantasy, young adult, children's, picture books, or religious fiction. We really prioritize erotic and horror content, especially with liberal slants.

Below our editor list, you will find our list of current furry anthologies!

Editors (adult furry stuff only)

Thurston Howl, editor-in-chief: experimental, erotic (historic, slice of life, horror), horror (slasher, suspense, creepy, bloody, transformation)

Cedric G! Bacon, managing editor: horror (splatterpunk, B-movie sleaze, zombies, gothic, erotic, and cult), historical fiction, weird fiction, pulp, and sword & sorcery

Weasel: LGBTQ+ literature, horror (sleaze/B-lit, grindhouse, or cult), transgressive fiction, and erotica

Mordecai: LGBTQ+ literature, romance, erotica, detective/crime, Southern Gothic, postermodern lit, and cyberpunk

Alexander: queer fiction, romance, sci fi/fantasy, and slice of life

Katav: queer fiction, romance, erotica, sci fi/fantasy, and slice of life

Al: m/m erotica, Central European/Germanic literature, queer fiction, slice of life fiction, literature of the American Pacific Northwest, East/Southeast Asian and Asian American stories

Anthologies

CRINKLE: A Littles Anthology 

Deadline: June 15, 2021

Payment: $30 Flat Rate Per Story (See payment details below)

Word count: 2,500-8,000--a little above and a little below will be acceptable. 

Story Count: We will be accepting a total of ten stories for this anthology.

Bound Tales Books is now accepting submissions for a new anthology, CRINKLE, to be edited by Leo-award winning editor and author Linnea Capps under the pen name Amanda B. Sitter!

Every now and then, everyone likes to feel like a kid again--some just take it to a whole different level. ABDL--adult baby/diaper lovers--is particularly popular within the furry fandom and it's about time there was an anthology with stories for the littles, caretakers, and everyone in between.

No, we're not talking about bedtime stories for the kids! We're looking for wholesome stories that will warm the hearts of any fan of ABDL reading them. Here are some examples of the kind of story we might be looking for:

*A doubleheader for the biggest movie release of the year! A fox goes to watch it with a friend, but one is surprised that their badger buddy never had to use the bathroom, even after drinking an extra-large soda. The badger reveals his movie-going secret, and the fox become curious to try.

*A kangaroo finds herself quite sad with no more joey to take care of after all these years. She learns about the ABDL community through a friend and finds that being a caretaker is a fulfilling part of her life.

*Goodness, there are so many other people in the convention lobby! A wolf begins to chat with a group and is invited to come up to their hotel room. He arrives, sees the boxes of diapers in the room, and realized he was at the little meetup without knowing! He now has the opportunity to learn about ABDL and try something new.

Do not feel restricted by our examples, however. Want to put a little into a sci-fi story? Go for it! ABDL medieval fantasy? Why not! We want to see your creative takes on these kinds of stories, so as long as they're furry we're here for it!

 

Feel free to write the characters as adults or someone who is just fully into headspace at the time--either is already! "Messy" situations are okay, just make sure they come content warnings for the editor.

Things we will NOT accept:

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

  • Pedophilia or ex 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, or bestiality presented in a positive light

If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask than to get rejected! If you are unsure, just join the official Telegram group for the anthology and you can ask there (https://t.me/joinchat/HtVXhD3iChpe2Hzl) (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

Submit stories via: AmandaBSitter@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 Details: To avoid confusion, here are some details on payment for this anthology:

  • Authors will be paid a flat rate of $30 per story.

  • Authors will also be able to purchase contributor's copies of the book at cost.

  • Authors will be asked to offer us one year of exclusivity for their story before publishing it elsewhere or posting it to a gallery site.

  • Authors are free to use their stories as the basis for other works (sequels, continuations, etc.)

  • Authors will have a section in the anthology where they can direct readers to their website, social media, or a gallery containing their other works.

OUR PLANS FOR KICKSTARTER

 

When we opened up submissions CRINKLE in the beginning, we received some serious feedback from the ABDL furry writing community and not all of it was positive. It was made clear that the ABDL furry writing community has the highest expectations for this anthology, so consulted with some of the community's best writers to fix these previous issues and find a way to make this collection of stories unforgettable. 

With this feedback, we have decided to take this anthology to Kickstarter to fund its initial run. This will allow us to pay $30 flat rate per story to make sure authors are properly compensated for their efforts. Not only this, but it allow us to turn this anthology into an even greater celebration of the furry ABDL community by allowing us to potentially feature the works of several artists within its pages. We hope these extra efforts will allow us enough headway towards making CRINKLE a yearly anthology in the furry community.

The Kickstarter will be made public as soon as we have our final cover art for promotion, so we ask you to please stay tuned and, of course, get rocking and writing those stories!

Less Fur-Miliar Spaces

Deadline to Commit: June 1, 2021

Deadline for Stories: October 1, 2021

Word count: 2,000-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable. You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).

Payment: $10 USD per story accepted and discount on author copies.

There are so many furry concepts in the writing community that are considered almost cliché now, and overused at best. And much of this writing is put up on SoFurry but rarely sees the light of day nowadays in published fiction. This anthology seeks to both celebrate that tropishness and have fun with it. Some authors might make these cliched tropes super serious and artistic. Some might make fun of them and be more parodic! You can expect the full gamut with this antho. The setting chosen for this volume are ones that are cliché, but less so than some of the more obvious ones like a beach or locker room. 

Each section includes three writers who will collaborate on the world of their section, creating seven different mini-anthologies all in this one book!

The seven sections are as follows (as of 2/24):

  • Food delivery/diner/restaurant--3 spots open

  • Public bathroom/gloryhole--3 spots open

  • Sex toy factory--3 spots open

  • Camping trip--3 spots open

  • On the road--3 spots open

  • Public library--3 spots open

  • Pool--3 spots open

World rules will be set by the group of authors! If you're interested in being part of a specific group, let me know by hitting me up on Telegram @ThurstonHowl

To be accepted, hit me up with your interest on Telegram, and then I will ask to see at least a writing sample from you and we will go from there. Generally, it will be first come, first serve! Again, this is an experiment for us, so we are going to see how this goes!

We do encourage authors to be kinky, sex positive, and diverse in their writing. This is a celebration of porn and smut! 

Things we will NOT accept:

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

  • Pedophilia or ex 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, or bestiality presented in a positive light

If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask than to get rejected! If you are unsure, just refer to this official doc where slots for more information and a daily update on what spots are available or closed (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLrX7yRUPUStnxIXEKwVvU1xSpEpUjCjFNCwrj6WUZA/edit) (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

Payment: Authors will receive 10 USD per story accepted and discount on author copies. This book will be illustrated.

We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.

 

The Nightmurr Before Yiffmas

Deadline: October 1, 2021

Word count: 2,000-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable. You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).

Payment: $10 USD per story accepted and discount on author copies.

The horned Krampus. The Rat King of the Nutcracker. The giant cat Jolakotturinn. The Mari Lwyd. 

There are so many holiday monsters, and there are other holiday characters who could be monstrified! Rudolph, the Snow-Wolf, Jack Frost, Santa...

What is up, dear friends! The editor that brought you 12 Days of Yiffmas is back with another holiday erotica anthology for furries, but this time, it's horrific too!

Stories must be furry in nature, first of all.

Second, stories must be horror. That goes without saying.

And of course, stories must focus on Christmas, Yule, etc. The whole winter holiday!

Things we will NOT accept:

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

  • Pedophilia or ex 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, or bestiality presented in a positive light

If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask than to get rejected! If you are unsure, just join the official Telegram group for the anthology and you can ask there (https://t.me/joinchat/HtVXhD3iChpe2Hzl) (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 10 USD per story accepted and discount on author copies. This book may be illustrated and may also receive a soundtrack.

We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.

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