Nothing is more ubiquitous in Fantasy than the trusty mule we always leave with an NPC somewhere. PanopLit announces its first (of many, we hope) queer anthologies of RPG modules. The theme is Equus/Equidae, meaning we want all your gay centaurs, lost donkeys, and beautiful braided manes.
Why are we so excited about ponies and donkeys? Because they’re great. But also because when we announced this anthology, this was one of the first responses:
To ensure our authors have the most freedom and to protect the rights of contributors to the 5th Edition of Grunions & Rayguns, we’ve chosen to release our anthology using content provided by the Open Gaming License kindly put together by those lovely paragons of gaming,… we’ll call them Lizards of the Toast. I’ll be putting together a how-to before the submission date, but in the mean time try reading this post on the subject, and understand that a lot of work went into 5th Edition, and those writers deserve their work being used in a way they contractually agreed to.
Submissions open September 15th, 2018, and will remain open through October 31st. If you send a pitch before this date, it will be sent to the glue farm.
The nitty gritty:
Official announcement of submissions opening will happen on September 15th. Modules will be 2000-2500 words of adventure text, with 5 authors being accepted into this anthology. $200 will be paid to each accepted author upon the completed work.
Your pitch should include:
- An outline of the adventure.
- Thematic relationship to the required Equus theme.
- 500 words of sample text from any part of the adventure text.
- 1 example NPC, unique Monster, or Item.
- A brief bio (50-100 words) + your preferred pronouns.
- Not include any unapproved/trademarked content from the MM, PHB, or DMG.
- Sexual content.
- Extreme violence/abusive storylines.
- Just… use your best judgement. Let’s keep this fun!
After getting our modules lined up, we’ll be announcing a fundraiser to hire artists and possibly come out with a print edition, so stay tuned for that!