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Sofawolf Press calls for submissions via new system

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Sofawolf Press logo Furry publisher Sofawolf Press has announced use of a new submissions and reviews system, Submittable, aiming to simplify the process for both editors and creative types.

The following anthologies are currently open for submissions:

  • Heat #11 (romantic/erotic stories, comics and poetry): open until September 30th
  • New Fables (literary fiction and poetry): open until filled
  • Hot Dish #2 (longer romantic/erotic stories of 10,000–20,000 words): open until filled

Sofawolf is also accepting submissions for novels and graphic novels. Those interested can visit sofawolfpress.submittable.com to read submission guidelines and submit their work.

'Heat 9' interview: RayFKM

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Isiah had the chance to interview most of the contributors to annual adult anthology Heat 9, published by Sofawolf; some could not be reached. Related interviews: Whyte Yote & Alastair WildfireCamron & VantidAlopexHuskyteerKandrel & ScappoTempe O'kun

Isiah Jacobs: Good evening, Ray! Thank you so much for coming on! It's nice to have you on the show!

RayFKM: Pleasure to be here.

Isiah Jacobs: You have a story in Heat 9 that you titled "Stupid". Could you please tell me a little about this story?

RayFKM: Oh, yeah. It's the story of a lonely guy who wants to find some love... and does not matter how!

Isiah Jacobs: And this guy is straight, but he convinces himself to be gay just for sake of companionship, is that correct?

RayFKM: Yes, totally.

Isiah Jacobs: Why did you decide on this story?

'Heat 9' interview: Tempe O'kun

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Isiah had the chance to interview most of the contributors to annual adult anthology Heat 9, published by Sofawolf; some could not be reached. Related interviews: Whyte Yote & Alastair WildfireCamron & VantidAlopexHuskyteerKandrel & ScappoKyell Gold & Nimrais

Isiah Jacobs: Hello again, Tempo! Welcome back to the show! It's been too long!

Tempo: Happy to be back. :)

Isiah Jacobs: So, you have a story in this year's publication of Heat. And you were actually able to get it illustrated by Blotch!

Tempo: Yep! The story behind that story starts a couple years back when Blotch and I were talking about what we liked in each other's work. I liked that Blotch's pics often felt like they had a world behind them, like there were stories behind them. They ended up asking if I wanted to write one of those stories and we paged through their prints until we found "The Prisoner". (NSFW)

Isiah Jacobs: That's the one with Drust tied to a tree or something, right?

'Heat 9' interview: contributors Kyell Gold and Nimrais

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Isiah had the chance to interview most of the contributors to annual adult anthology Heat 9, published by Sofawolf; some could not be reached. Related interviews: Whyte Yote & Alastair WildfireCamron & VantidAlopexHuskyteerKandrel & ScappoTempe O'kun

Isiah Jacobs: Good evening, Nimrais, thank you so much for joining us tonight! It's nice to have you on the show! Kyell, always a pleasure!

Nimrais: Good evening, it's a pleasure to talk to you two!

Kyell Gold: Likewise! Thanks, Isiah, for setting this up.

Isiah Jacobs: Obviously, you two produced content for Heat 9 this year; a story called "Rewind". Before we discuss the story itself, I'm just curious. Have you two heard of each other before this?

'Heat 9' interview: contributors Whyte Yote and Alastair Wildfire

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Isiah had the chance to interview most of the contributors to annual adult anthology Heat 9, published by Sofawolf; some could not be reached. Related interviews: Camron & VantidAlopexKandrel & ScappoHuskyteerKyell Gold & NimraisTempe O'kun

Isiah Jacobs: Good evening, gentlemen! Thank you both so much for joining me tonight, it's a pleasure to have you both on the show!

Whyte Yote: Thanks for having us.

Isiah Jacobs: Whyte, Alastair, as I understand it, you both have sort of collaborated in this year's issue of Heat. Whyte, you wrote a short story called "Two Minutes" and Alastair, you provided the illustrations.

Whyte Yote: Well, I wouldn't call it "collaboration" as much as "I didn't know who was doing my illustrations until Alopex told me after they were done." XD He likes surprises. Plus, publisher's prerogative.

'Heat 9' interview: Alice 'Huskyteer' Dryden

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Isiah had the chance to interview most of the contributors to annual adult anthology Heat 9, published by Sofawolf; some could not be reached. Related interviews: Whyte Yote & Alastair WildfireCamron & VantidAlopexKandrel & ScappoKyell Gold & NimraisTempe O'kun

Isiah Jacobs: Good evening, Ms. Dryden, thank you so much for coming on!

Huskyteer: Thank you for inviting me!

Isiah Jacobs: You submitted a story to Heat 9 this year, and it was illustrated by Cara Mitten. Unfortunately, she couldn't join us.

Huskyteer: I should confess I haven't got my mitts on my copy of Heat yet, so I haven't seen the illustrated version. I hope it gets through Customs. Sometimes stuff from the US arrives in a matter of days, sometimes it...doesn't.

Isiah Jacobs: Your story is called "Bad Timing." Could you please briefly explain what your story is about?

'Heat 9' interview: contributors Camron and Vantid

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Isiah had the chance to interview most of the contributors to annual adult anthology Heat 9, published by Sofawolf; some could not be reached. Related interviews: Whyte Yote & Alastair WildfireKandrel & ScappoAlopexHuskyteerKyell Gold & NimraisTempe O'kun

Isiah Jacobs: Good evening, Camron! Vantid! Thank you both so much for coming on the show!

Vantid: Good to be here.

Camron Cucce: Good evening, Isiah. Thanks for having us. Pleasure to be here in old Detroit.

Isiah Jacobs: I don't think it would really be a pleasure, but alright! Camron, for this year's edition of Heat you decided to write a poem and it was illustrated by Vantid here. Could you tell me what this poem is about, please?

'Heat 9' interview: contributors Kandrel and Scappo

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Isiah had the chance to interview most of the contributors to annual adult anthology Heat 9, published by Sofawolf; some could not be reached. Related interviews: Whyte Yote & Alastair WildfireCamron & VantidAlopexHuskyteerKyell Gold & NimraisTempe O'kun

Isiah Jacobs: Good evening, Kandrel, Scappo. Thank you both so much for coming on to the show. I really appreciate this! Kandrel, I understand you submitted a story to this year’s volume of Heat and Scappo, you provided the illustrations. Have you two heard of each before you were brought on to do Heat?

Kandrel: Yeah, I had definitely heard of Scappo before. I tend to try to keep my eye on good artists. Mainly because I like collecting art. Usually I recognize most of the artists that are up and coming by name, if not by their style.

Scappo: Well, I’m glad you like my art! Heh. I had never heard of Kandrel before, but that’s usually because I’ve got my head buried in commissions. So I don’t really have a whole lot of time to read. But I did read and enjoy “Better”. I think it’s one of the better stories that I’ve read.

'Heat 9' interview: Series editor Alopex

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Isiah had the chance to interview most of the contributors to annual adult anthology Heat 9, published by Sofawolf; some could not be reached. Related interviews: Whyte Yote & Alastair WildfireKandrel & ScappoCamron & VantidHuskyteerKyell Gold & NimraisTempe O'kun

Isiah Jacobs: Alopex, thank you so much for coming on! It's a pleasure to have one of the Sofa Wolves here!

Alopex: Thank you for having me! It's not often the editors get the attention of the media. :)

Isiah Jacobs: I agree! I see interviews featuring films and you mostly see the actors. You never see the minds behind the magic, like the writers, the producers, the directors, etc.

Alopex: That's what the director commentary tracks are wonderful for...at least with films.

Isiah Jacobs: There is your "Afterglow" with Heat, but you're only given so much room to express your thoughts.

Alopex: Well, it was a good idea initially, but often I struggle to find something new to say that doesn't just rehash what the volume was about. Sometimes having a limited space to fill is a blessing -- especially when I leave that part until the very end. :)

Isiah Jacobs: And we'll be getting to that in just a bit. This is the ninth instalment of Heat, and the range of the authors and illustrators in this volume is amazing. Do you feel that you've come a long way since the first issue?

Calling for submissions to Sofawolf Press' magazine, "Heat"

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Sofawolf Press’ newest publication, “Heat” was introduced in 2004 with two volumes, and it has been a great success. This year we will be settling down to a schedule of one volume per year, and we are now reviewing submissions for volume #3. If you have a story, poem or comic that contains anthropomorphic characters and is either romantic or erotic, please visit our website (www.Sofawolf.com/submission.html#heat_submissions) for submission guidelines, contact information and more details.

Sofawolf Press seeks storytellers in Heat

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Sofawolf Press is proud to announce the debut of Heat, our new publication dedicated to romantic and erotic storytelling. Heat #1 was released at Further Confusion 2004, along with Anthrolations #7 and Shadows in Snow, our second anthology from New Tibet. (All are now available for sale on our website: www.sofawolf.com.) With Heat we've expanded our variety of storytelling beyond short fiction to include comics and poetry, and we're doing it with a more dynamic sense of graphic design than in our previous literary anthologies. Having set the stage with Volume 1, we are now seeking submissions from writers, poets and comic artists for Volume 2 and beyond.

We are seeking submissions with the same level of quality as our readers have come to expect from Sofawolf Press publications (e.g., well developed characters and plot). Written content may contain explicit sexual descriptions, as long as they remain balanced and relevant to the story as a whole. Stories should be in the range of 3,000 to 6,000 words, though material outside this range considered as space allows. Poetry is a new realm for Sofawolf, and we look forward to submissions in a variety of styles with the uniting theme of passion, if not outright eroticism. Comic submissions should demonstrate quality storytelling layout and artistic technique. We suggest that artists contact us with samples and a summary of the storyline before proceeding with a comic project, as space will be limited.

For most of our publications we do not accept submissions for standalone illustration, preferring to select illustrators to match specific stories. While stories in Heat will be treated similarly, we are also interested in submissions of standalone art and/or text which will add a unique, dynamic feel to the project. Erotic flip art? A political cartoon? A picture that's truly worth a thousand words? We'll happily consider anything new and exciting...

E-mail inquiries or submissions to heat@sofawolf.com.