Here’s the scoop:
What is the acceptable length? Less than 1200 words (we mean it!). We reserve the right to edit your story for readability, shorten it, or only use a part of it for an anecdote section.
Which animals are eligible? Any animal who has been found, rescued, or adopted in some manner is eligible for most of our books. Stories about animals purchased from breeders, pet shops, or your neighbors are not appropriate for most of our books because the point is to encourage adoption. However, for our upcoming book about pets with disabilities, we are accepting stories about any special-abled animal.
What about foster pets? Send us your stories!
What about mixed-breed animals? We can’t wait to read about them!
What if I have more than one story? Send ‘em all in! (Please submit a separate form for each animal.)
Can I send you photos? If your story is selected for a feature, we’ll contact you for a photo. Professional photographers, if you would like to donate the use of photos for our covers, please contact us.
The best stories are emotional. They make the reader laugh and/or cry. They generally begin with a problem (often the animal is in a bad situation), involve some kind of rescue situation, there are some ups and downs including one main crux, and then the story is resolved and everyone lives happily ever after. This is NOT always the pattern, but most stories we publish resemble this pattern to some extent.
Submit Your Story Here
Please type/paste your story into the box below and fill out the form completely. Every field is mandatory except for those marked “optional.” Incomplete submissions will be discarded.
The confirmation page that comes up after you click “submit” is your receipt. We’ll again contact you within one year if we can include your story in one of our books.
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.
If you’re having trouble using this form, please contact us for help.