Submit written works for JFTW 2018

Written work submissions are open until
midnight on 20th January 2018

Every year, Just Fur The Weekend will produce a full colour convention book as a useful guide and memento of the event.

If you would like to feature something in the upcoming conbook, be it a piece of artwork or a photo from a previous JFTW, then submit it to us by 20/01/2018 using the form below.

Before you do though, please take a moment to read the submission guidelines to give your work the best possible chance to be included.

Submission Guidelines
(Please Read Before Submitting!)

I know, I know; reading. Listen up though, this stuff is important…

  • You don’t have to be an attendee

    Anyone can submit for the conbook!

  • Write What You Like! (Within Reason)

    It can be of anything, so long as they are Safe For Work (that means no sexually explicit stories, sorry!), within the word count of 750 and (ideally) suit the convention theme.

  • Be sure to proof-read your work

    Check for any spelling or grammar issues before you submit. If we spot any errors, your work, however nice, may be pulled from the final book.

  • There’s no guarantee your work will be published

    Unfortunately our conbook is rather small, so space is limited.
    However we may post some of the top picks on our website! (with full attribution, of course)

  • We can’t notify you if your work is picked

    We can’t promise to let you know if you’re in the book or send final proofs of the layout, as work on the conbook may continue right up until it is sent to print.

  • We publish under a Creative Commons license

    All artworks and photos used in the conbook are published under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0 UK License. By submitting files to us, you agree to let us publish that work under that license too.

    In simple terms, this means we agree not to sell your work or to modify it in a way that makes in unrecognisable as your work, as well as providing a credit for the work in the conbook.

Dos & Don’ts

Image Preparation Guidelines

  • DO: Send plain text files

    We can take files in .doc, .docx, .txt, and .pdf formats. Please make sure the files are able to be opened them on devices other than just your own computer/tablet/etc.

  • DON’T: format your work

    We will be using our own formatting, font, and text alignment in order to fit your work into the conbook, so there is not need to give your text a specific layout.

  • DO: Grammar and spelling

    Make sure you do word good and grammar and stuff!

    Seriously though,I know we’re repeating ourselves, but please double check your written work! Have someone else look it over before you send it in, as another pair of eyes will often see issues you may have missed.
    We will not edit/correct it for you, so no matter how interesting your piece may be,  if it’s poorly written it may be passed up in favour of more polished work.

  • DON’T: Go over the word count

    We’ve allotted a maximum of 750 words per written piece, not including title and attribution. We don’t have lot of room to dedicate pages purely to text, so most of the time artwork and content will have to share space.

    Like Shakespeare said, “Brevity is the soul of wit“. In other words, keep it short and snappy!

  • DO: Try and fit this years theme!

    As mentioned above, text submitted can be about virtually anything (within reason), but we would especially appreciate any text related to our theme. Themed text is more likely to be used.
    If you’d like to know more about this years theme, click here.

  • DON’T: Send in work belonging to someone else

    We may check that written works sent to us were actually made by you.

    If you choose to submit an older piece of work that you have already posted somewhere online, that’s fine (though we would much prefer an original!), but please be sure to supply the name you have posted that work under, as otherwise that may lead to your work not being accepted.

  • DO: Double-check your details

    Chances are good there won’t be any contact once you’ve sent your text off, so be sure to check that everything is just the way you want it, including the name/fur name, title, and website/gallery address, as it’ll be published as-is, and it would be a shame for you to miss out on recognition because of a typo!

    Also, please be sure to provide us with an email address you actually check – if for any reason we need to contact you regarding your submission, we may not be able to wait for weeks for you to get around to reading your mail.

If you have any problems submitting your file or have any questions about the above, please contact:
heartlilly@justfurtheweekend.org.uk

Submission Form

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