On behalf of the 2014 Rainfurrest Charity Anthology staff, we would like to invite you to submit a story for one or both of the Anthologies we intend to publish for the upcoming convention. This year, Rainfurrest has decided to publish two separate anthologies. The first will be our standard G to PG-13, as well as a new, Adult-Oriented Anthology, with a more mature audience in mind. It is the hope of the Anthology Staff that this will broaden the scope of participation, and expand the readership of the anthology, while at the same time raising more money for charity.
We at Rainfurrest hope you will consider helping us all make next year’s anthologies the best yet! Please let us know if you are interested in either of our Anthologies this year, and if so, which one you would like to participate in (Or both, if you are feeling ambitious!). A breakdown of the rules and guidelines follows.
Thank you for your time and participation, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Some of the best examples of this genre are William Gibson's Neuromancer, or Neal R. Stephenson's Snow Crash, and many of the works of Philip K. Dick. Movie-wise, movies like Blade Runner (Based off of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep), Johnny Mnemonic (Which is based in William Gibson's Short Story), and Strange Days all have cyberpunk elements to them. Many examples exist in Anime, the most well known in the form of Bubblegum Crisis, Ghost In the Shell, and Akira.
Another great source of reference materials are the Tabletop RPGs Cyberpunk 2020 and Shadowrun.
Original Anthology Content Rating: G to PG
Adult Anthology Content Rating: R to Soft X
Word Count: 6,000-12,000 words
-Please, do not put your submission in the body of your email!
-All items must be submitted in a .doc or docx format in 12 Point Font, and double-spaced for easy reading.
-Please do not submit any work you have already published or placed on a website such as Fur Affinity, or Fanfiction.net.
-If you have an Artist set to do an illustration with your work, please advise in your submission email with their contact information, and let us know if you have their permission.
-All submissions will be considered donated, and all profits from the Anthology will be going to The Clouded Leopard Project.
-Initial Submissions Deadline: March 30th, 2014
We will attempt to respond by May 15th, 2014 with the stories chosen for the anthology, and begin to look for artists to work with the respective stories.
-Editted Submissions Deadline: June 15th, 2014
This date is the final date we would like stories to be submitted with all final editting and formatting to take to our staff. From there, we will be submitting our anthology to FurPlanet for print to be ready by the convention. This date may be extended based on the needs of the authors and our staff.