Cat Tails
                                                  - editor Dana Bell & Rebecca McFarland-Kyle
This is a charity anthology with proceeds being donated to Shadow Cats.

Cats have long served with the military. Recent pictures of soldiers overseas cuddling cats in the battle zone or rare photos from
past wars of felines patrolling their ships, prove this. They have also been used in the past by Egyptian warriors and have been
depicted on the walls of tombs.

This anthology is to honor their contributions and must have some sort of military angle.

Great examples, and there are many out there, are Andre Norton's Shadow Hawk, The Beast Master and Lord of Thunder.
Stories can be from the past, present and future. Any genre is acceptable, with the exceptions of erotica and fanfiction.  Sex can
be implied, but happens behind closed doors. No graphic violence or gore. Only cuss words acceptable are damn and hell. The S
word is iffy and the F word not at all.

Editors have no problem with expressed faiths as long as it part of the character, important to the story and not preachy.
Character can be of any nationality.

Stories can be told by human, cat or alien view point.

Flash fiction is acceptable. Stories length up to 6000 words. Longer stories by approval only.

Stories must be formatted in New Times or Times Roman, 12 pt., double spaced with indents for paragraphs. Numbers must be
written out unless they are an exception to the rule, for instance gun types. Be careful to not overuse semi-colons or colons.
Dashes only for emphasis, not to replace commas, and used sparingly.

One editor watches for pet words like: that, was, but, etc. Please watch for overuse of these and other words or phrases.
Accepting  rft and doc attachments ONLY.  Docx will be returned to author for reformatting. Anything else will be rejected.

On the first page of your story please include:
Name, address, phone number, email address, organizations you belong to and approx. word count. This is very important!
Editors sometimes need to contact writers and without this full info, your story could be dropped if you can’t be reached.

Submit to: In subject line: Cat Tails – story name – your name.

In the cover email, please, include a one line synopsis of the story and a couple sentences about yourself. You do not have to be
published to have your piece considered.

We are asking a special format for saving stories to make it easier for the editors to locate and track: BKCatTails (Title of your

Submissions open October 1st and end December 31, 2017. Stories received before submissions open or after end date will be
rejected, UNLESS, permission is granted by the editors.

Author bios will be requested for all accepted stories. Do not send unless asked for.

Becky and Dana are excited about this anthology and look forward to seeing your stories.
Don't Write What You Know;
Write What You Care About -- Passionately!
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