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Conbook Submissions

About Gateway Fur Meet

First, we would like to say thank you for taking an interest in submitting material to the GFM 2023 conbook! Our convention caters to the Furry Fandom, Science Fiction, and Fantasy communities (fans of fantasy creatures, and anthropomorphic animals) and is the first of its type in St. Louis, MO. The convention takes place in St. Louis, MO from March 15-17, 2023.

Gateway Fur Meet seeks submissions of artwork, photography, fiction, and articles for publication in its conbook. GFM 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 February 15, 2023. The theme for our 2024 convention is “Murder Mystery Party” 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 Gateway Furmeet publications (i.e., press badges, key cards, programming materials, etc.) at Gateway Furmeet’s discretion.

Electronic Submissions

Electronic Submissions are preferred. Artwork may be scaled to fit layout as needed. Artwork can be colored, black and white, or gray scale. Acceptable formats include TIFF, JPEG (high quality), Adobe PDF, or Adobe Photoshop. All Artwork must be high resolution at 300 dpi or higher.

To submit your file(s) electronically:

  • Upload your file(s)

  • Make sure the file you upload has the same name in the file name. Example: FirstnameLastname_art.tiff

Text Submissions

Text submissions may be sent as SXW, TXT, RTF, Microsoft Word DOC, OpenOffice, or Adobe PDF. 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.

You can upload your text file(s), or you may submit them via email to

Submission and Release Information

Your submission is tracked by your release form. Your submission and release form must be received no later than February 15, 2023.

Gateway Furmeet reserves the right to change, amend, or modify these rules without prior notice.

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