Submissions

Submissions Policy

NB: All submissions to be sent to ‘submissions@foxspirit.co.uk’  unless otherwise stated

Fox Spirit is a small press and works on a profit share basis in most cases. We publish ebooks, print on demand and some limited edition print runs.

Open Submission
March 1st to March 31st

‘The Jackal who came in from the cold’

The anthology has a spy story theme, and we will consider stories written in most genres as long as they contain a spy story. They do not need to include a Jackal. 

We will not be accepting erotica for this anthology.

The stories in this anthology should be Furry. This means we are looking for anthropomorphised animal characters, people with extremely animalistic characteristics and the range in between. We have had plenty of stories that would classify as Furry in our anthologies in the past, but this is the first time we will be only accepting such tales, or tails. Anything from the secret life of animals, to a fox at Starbucks.

We will be using a sensitivity reader as part of our final decision process.

We would encourage furry writers to submit.

We are delighted to have @tylociraptor working on the cover for us and he ok’d me sharing this preview. 

Payment will be £15 plus a print copy of the final book. All our usual submission information applies and is shown below. 

As always we are only seeking English language, print and ebook rights and exclusivity is 12 months from the submission deadline, unless by prior agreement. No reprints unless by prior agreement.

Stories should be 5,000-8,000 words. 

If you have any other queries please contact adele@foxspirit.co.uk 

How we work.

Fox Spirit is a small press, we work on profit split, our terms will be 65% to the author 35% to us, but we will be taking all out costs for cover art, editing etc out of our %, so you get you % of every sale. We sell via Amazon using print on demand and KDP. We are working to also provide our ebooks through an alternative supplier.

As a small press we are working on a limited budget and limited range so if you have expectations of retiring from your dayjob on book income you need to talk to someone much bigger. If we are interested in your title we will be happy to discuss expectations in more detail. 

 

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This fox is checking carefully. Please check the guidelines.

Any open calls will be posted on the blog pages of the website and included in our newsletter.

Current calls for submissions

The current blog series ‘waxing lyrical‘ is open to submissions. We are seeking non fiction pieces on any aspect of working within the creative industries, writing, music, art, fashion etc. There is a token payment of £10 for articles that are accepted. No word count specified.

Free Fiction: We will be responding to outstanding applications but will not be accepting any new ones for the next few months. 

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Please read the submission guidelines below carefully as submissions not adhering to them will be rejected.

Rights

We ask for: First World English (for the print book), First World Electronic (for the eBook), and Anthology rights. We also require rights to special editions, omnibus editions or anthology editions where appropriate.

For anthologies we require one year’s exclusivity from the submission deadline unless otherwise agreed.

We only accept reprints where stated within the call or invitation. 

Reversion

For novels, novellas and single author collections rights reversion is available after 12 months from publication, on exchange of letters at no cost to the author. If publication has been unreasonably delayed then release can also be arranged. 

Submission Guidelines:
Please read with care to ensure your submission is considered!

Email submissions@foxspirit.co.uk unless otherwise stated in the call details

Subject of your email must be ‘submission’ and the relevant call eg ‘novella open call’ or the title of an anthology eg ‘Piracy’. I may be receiving submissions for several projects at once and it needs to be clear what you are submitting for. So an email title should look like ‘submission: piracy’

Document title should have the story name and your name or initials for easy identification.

The story document itself needs your name, email and the name of the call you are responding to at the top, then the title of the story and the name you want it publishing under followed by the text of the story.

The email must contain your real name, your writing name if different and the title and synopsis of your submission (no more than 100 words)

In the case of novellas and short stories please submit a completed document, for novels initially a one page outline and the first chapter.

Documents must be in .doc (word) , .odt (open office) or .rtf (rich text) formats

We are developing a house style, please format your document appropriately

  1. Fonts for proofing:  use something easy on the eye like Palatino, Calibri or Times New Roman, nothing with too much of a flourish.
  2. Dialogue: ‘Single quote marks’ around speech, “rather than double”, which can be used for quoting within speech.
  3. Lines & Indents: Single line break for a new paragraph, two for a bigger break in time using the same POV, and one either side of a line with *** in the middle for a shift in scene or POV
  4. Elipses: Hi… Will do just fine.
  5. Line spacing at 1.5