Apologies for doubling up this month. It’s been a bit hectic!
We had two new members join the FWG in May, and two in June: welcome to Tyler David “T.D.” Coltraine, Tom “Killick” Mullins, Jelliqal, and Terry Michael Gildow! If you’d like more information about joining, read our membership guidelines.
2016 Cóyotl Awards
The 2016 Coyotl Awards, the literary awards voted on by the Furry Writers’ Guild Members, were awarded May 28 at Furlandia in Portland, Oregon. Winners were:
- Best Novel: The Digital Coyote, Kris Schnee
- Best Novella: The Goat, Bill Kieffer
- Best Short Story: “400 Rabbits,” Alice “Huskyteer” Dryden (appearing in the anthology Gods With Fur)
- Best Anthology: Gods With Fur, edited by Fred Patten
The Cóyotl Award web site has the full list of nominees and video of the ceremony.
Madison Keller’s book Dragon Fried Cheese, the third in her Dragon Tax series, was released in May.
Werewolves vs. Fascism contains stories by several guild members, including NightEyes DaySpring, Amy Fontaine, Gullwolf, Mary E. Lowd, Televassi, and Allison Thai.
Frances Pauli’s story “Interviewing Dora” appeared in Daily Science Fiction in May, and her flash piece “Owning the Dragon” appeared in Flash Fiction Online in June.
Mary E. Lowd’s story “True Feast” appeared in the first issue of Typewriter Emergencies, the “furry lit” magazine from Weasel Press. In addition, her story “An Aldebaran Sugar Cookie for Star Shaker” appeared in Fantasia Divinity Magazine and her flash piece “Birthday” appeared in Every Day Fiction.
Allison Thai’s flash story “Tucked in the Folds of Our Eyes” was accepted at Remixt Magazine, and her story “The Same Within” was accepted to Wolf Warriors IV.
Bruno Schafer’s story “Divide Between Light and Shadow” was accepted for Wolf Warriors IV.
CopperSphinx’s illustration and poem were printed in Furlandia 2017’s program book.
The third volume of Civilized Beasts, the furry poetry anthology, is open for submissions. Payment: copies only (profits are donated to charity). Deadline: November 1, 2017. Editor: Laura Govednik. Publisher: Weasel Press. Details.
A Sword Master’s Tale is an anthology looking for furry stories whose primary characters are expert sword-wielders. (All genres are acceptable if those conditions are met). Length: 3,000–12,000 words. Payment: ½¢/word. Deadline: November 1, 2017. Details.
Typewriter Emergencies is an ongoing market (published twice a year worth highlighting again). Payment: 1¢/word. Deadline: September 29, 2017. Publisher: Weasel Press. Details.
We update the listings on the FWG web site fairly frequently, so check to see what is (and isn’t) listed there:
Also, Thurston Howl maintains a Google Calendar with submission opening and closings for both furry and “furry-friendly” anthologies.
Odds and ends
The Tuesday Coffeehouse Chats continue to take place on the FWG Slack channel, while the Thursday chats continue to take place on the shoutbox.
As usual, we’d like to keep recruiting you to the FWG Goodreads group: add things to our members’ bookshelf (see the instructions here on how to do that), start conversations, draw rabbit ears on other authors’ head shots, and so on.
Have a terrific month! Send news, suggestions, feedback, and cute fursuit pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment below.