Anthrocon Conbook Submission Guidelines

About Anthrocon

Thank you for your interest in submitting material to the Anthrocon 2017 conbook! The convention caters to Furry fandom (fans of anthropomorphic animals) and is the largest of its type in the world. The convention takes place in Pittsburgh, PA from June 29-July 2, 2017.

Anthrocon seeks submissions of artwork, fiction, photography, and articles for publication in its 2017 conbook. Anthrocon asks for non-exclusive print rights for submitted works. The artist or author may publish the submitted work in any other fashion; previously, at the same time, and after.

General Information

Conbook submissions and signed release form must be received no later than May 1st, 2017. The theme for our 2017 convention is "Take Me Out To The Ballgame!". Submissions which complement this theme may be given priority. All submissions should be in the 'G' to 'PG-13' rating. The Publications Department reserves the right to reject submissions for any reason.

All submissions should include the author's real name, pseudonym (if desired), and title of submission on the release form.

Unless requested otherwise, submissions may be used in other Anthrocon publications (i.e., press badges, keycards, programming materials, etc.) at Anthrocon's discretion.

Electronic Submissions

Electronic submissions are preferred. Useable page space is 7.25" wide x 10" high. Artwork may be scaled to fit layout as needed. Submission of color artwork is encouraged. Acceptable file formats include TIFF, JPEG (high quality), Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe PDF. All artwork must be high-resolution at 300 dpi or higher.

Text submissions may be sent as .TXT, .RTF, Microsoft Word .DOC, or Adobe PDF. Text submissions should be no more than 2000 words.

To submit your file(s) electronically:

  • Upload your file and/or release form at
  • Make sure the file you upload has the same name on your release form. For best results, you should submit a logical filename, such as one that includes your real name in the filename. Example: LastnameFirstname_art.jpg

Text files may be submitted via e mail to book AT anthrocon DOT org

U.S. Mail Submissions

CD-ROMs or hardcopy submissions to be scanned should be sent flat with a stiffener and clearly marked "DO NOT FOLD" on outside packaging. Please note Anthrocon cannot return original work. Artwork submissions to be scanned should be printed on heavy white paper with no watermarks. Do not send pencil work. Text submissions should be no more than 2000 words, typed in a standard 12-point typeface (e.g., Times New Roman, Courier), double-spaced, with one inch margins on all sides.

Submission and Release Information

Your submission is tracked by your release form. Your submission and release form must be received no later than May 1st, 2017.

You may upload the scanned release form to, or mail to:

Anthrocon Publications Dept.,
c/o Karl Jorgensen
P.O. Box 4211
Leesburg, VA 20177

Note this address is for publications-related correspondence only.

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