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Genderful: White and Gold

As furries, we base large swaths of our identity around species. We search for what fits, we let our species choose us, and find ways to be happy as such.

Species isn't the only portion of identity that we explore within this subculture, though; given the relative safety of our community, gender is also something that we frequently explore. More than 8% of furries describe themselves as non-cisgender, and a further 6% describe their gender as 'complicated'1.

Furry is often a means of wish-fulfillment for us, the players of our characters and the bearers of our avatars, so we often present ourselves as we desire to be seen. Within a fictional furry world, though, there's little reason to expect that similar statistics around gender identity and expression would not also be the case.

How would those in a such a world explore their gender in a day-to-day context? What are the mechanics of hormone replacement therapy - transdermal patches obviously being out of the question - or of gender affirming surgery? What are the social implications of gender transition in a society already differentiated by species?

Genderful is a furry fiction anthology which aims to explore these questions, letting them play out over the course of 5,000-10,000 words. Though the set and setting may be tough and the plot may involve hardships, the characters should be treated with sensitivity and care. White and Gold is the general side of the anthology. Stories will be general audience, and adult stories will be offered in a separate section to allow readers to curate their experience.

See below for details!


The Details

Theme

Stories should focus on characters struggling or living with a non-cisgender identity. There are no further restrictions on genre. No preference will be given to stories with any character:

  • on any stage of their chosen path of transition,
  • of any gender identity or gender assigned at birth, or
  • of any orientation

We would like a balance of expressions, and will be publishing an anonymous list of what is represented in each submission as they come in!

Restrictions

Stories which include transphobia, racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light will not be accepted for Genderful.

If you are in doubt about your submission's content, please do not hesitate to ask.

Word count
5,000-10,000 words - stories above or below will be considered on their merit.
Rating
G-X — stories of an erotic or violent nature and stories written for a general audience will be presented in separate sections/books2 to allow readers to curate their experience.
Payment
½ cent per word up to $50 per story.
Multiple submissions
Yes, with a maximum of one being chosen for publication.
Previous publication
Previously published works not currently under contract allowed.
Deadline
TBD
Submission process
TBD

  1. Data from the 2016 Furry Poll.

  2. How we will divide the submissions is still under consideration!

Genderful: Black and Silver

As furries, we base large swaths of our identity around species. We search for what fits, we let our species choose us, and find ways to be happy as such.

Species isn't the only portion of identity that we explore within this subculture, though; given the relative safety of our community, gender is also something that we frequently explore. More than 8% of furries describe themselves as non-cisgender, and a further 6% describe their gender as 'complicated'1.

Furry is often a means of wish-fulfillment for us, the players of our characters and the bearers of our avatars, so we often present ourselves as we desire to be seen. Within a fictional furry world, though, there's little reason to expect that similar statistics around gender identity and expression would not also be the case.

How would those in a such a world explore their gender in a sexual context? What are the effects of hormone replacement therapy or of gender affirming surgery on one's sexuality? How does sex and sexuality work in a setting with complex scents and sensitive noses? Dating, already scary, gains a new layer of tension; romance, already complex, gains a new layer of difficulty; and sex, already fraught with gender, becomes even more complicated.

Genderful is a furry fiction anthology which aims to explore these questions, letting them play out over the course of 5,000-10,000 words. Though the set and setting may be tough and the plot may involve hardships, the characters should be treated with sensitivity and care. Black and Silver is the adult side of the anthology. Stories will be adult in nature, and general audience stories will be offered in a separate section to allow readers to curate their experience.

See below for details!


The Details

Theme

Stories should focus on characters struggling or living with a non-cisgender identity. There are no further restrictions on genre. No preference will be given to stories with any character:

  • on any stage of their chosen path of transition,
  • of any gender identity or gender assigned at birth, or
  • of any orientation

We would like a balance of expressions, and will be publishing an anonymous list of what is represented in each submission as they come in!

Restrictions

Stories which include transphobia, racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light will not be accepted for Genderful. Additionally, for adult submissions, the following will also not be accepted:

  • 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 about your submission's content, please do not hesitate to ask.

Word count
5,000-10,000 words - stories above or below will be considered on their merit.
Rating
G-X — stories of an erotic or violent nature and stories written for a general audience will be presented in separate sections/books2 to allow readers to curate their experience.
Payment
½ cent per word up to $50 per story.
Multiple submissions
Yes, with a maximum of one being chosen for publication.
Previous publication
Previously published works not currently under contract allowed.
Deadline
TBD
Submission process
TBD

  1. Data from the 2016 Furry Poll.

  2. How we will divide the submissions is still under consideration!

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