North American Fur (NAF) is a non-profit APA-zine dedicated
to the creation of, and sole discussion of, anthropomorphic stories and
artwork. This publication is rated "R" (restricted) in content, which in
practical terms means that full nudity is fine but sexual acts are not.
Members must be 18 years of age or older.
NAF is published twice a year, with deadlines of May 1st and November
1st. Contributions must be received by the editors no later than the
deadline. NAF is published in two editions: the member edition, which
includes comments, and the public edition, which normally does not. If
you would like your comments to appear in the public edition, please
indicate this clearly. Both editions are published in limited quantities
and will never be reprinted, and member editions are distributed only to
Membership is limited to 45 people. If all slots are filled, applicants
will be placed on a waiting list and allowed to join as slots open up.
There is no membership fee of any kind. Waitlisters will be kept up to
date on their status. Waitlisters may contribute "guest shots" should
they wish, under the same rules of size and quality as regular members,
but will not be eligible for a free or member copy. In addition, regular
members may include in their contributions art or stories by others;
these inclusions will not count toward the member's minac but do count
toward maxac, and are subject to the normal quality rules.
Collaborations between a member and a non-member may be included as
well, and do count toward the member's minac.
Minac (minimum activity) is four pages, not including
comments pages or blank pages. If your contribution is not received by
the deadline, that is the same as not meeting minac. Maxac (maximum
activity) is twenty pages, including comments, but not including blank
If you are not going to be able to contribute to an issue, you
are encouraged to contact the editors. If you miss two issues in a
row, your membership will be terminated except in extraordinary
Members must maintain the required level of submission quality. For
example, extremely rough sketches are not acceptable. Failure to do so
could result in loss of membership. However, because NAF is an APA
as well as a zine, if you would like to distribute some pieces which do
not meet the usual quality bar to members for comment, you may include
your contribution if they are clearly marked as being for members only.
These inclusions will not count toward minac but do count toward maxac.
NOTE: The editors reserve the right to reject any art or story that is
of a trouble-making nature, including personal attacks on another member
or material with a political or religious agenda.
Advertising is not allowed. It is important to the continued operation
of NAF that we be able to mail it at Media Mail rates, and
advertising is not allowed according to the US Postal Service's rules.
All members who have contributed to a particular issue will receive a
member copy of that issue free of charge. Members who were unable to
contribute may obtain a member copy at half cover price to cover
printing costs. Half of cover price is currently $US 9.00.
Please note that the editors have final say on any policies and
decisions regarding NAF and the inclusion of material in it. The rules
listed here will normally be in effect, but the editors may make
exceptions and changes as they see fit to improve the quality and
operation of NAF.