Guild News: October

New Members

Welcome to our new members Nathanael “Friday” Gass, Mars, Jess E. Owen, Tony Greyfox, and Ocean Tigrox!

Member News

Tristan Black Wolf took first place in SoFurry’s “Summer Adventures” writing contest with his story “Solstice.”

Renee Carter Hall‘s “The Bear with the Quantum Heart” was reprinted in Allegory, and her ebook “Real Dragons Don’t Wear Sweaters” is now just 99 cents at Amazon and Smashwords.

The first FWG anthology, Tales From the Guild Volume 1: Music to Your Ears, was published this month by Rabbit Valley, featuring stories from members Michael H. Payne, Mary E. Lowd, Huskyteer, Sean Rivercritic, Mark Neeley, Mars, Nathanael Gass, and Jess E. Owen, and in Rabbit Valley’s new anthology Pulp!: Two-Pawed Tales of Adventure, you’ll find stories from members Ocean Tigrox, Bill “Hafoc” Rogers, Renee Carter Hall, Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Roland Jovaik, and Huskyteer. You’ll also find work by our members in this year’s Rainfurrest charity anthology, Furtual Horizons, which includes stories from Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Ocean Tigrox, Kyell Gold, and Friday, among others.

With a title like “Pegacornus Rex,” how can you not check out Mary E. Lowd’s latest story in Daily Science Fiction? She’s also the new editor for ROAR #6 (more about that in Market News).

New releases from FurPlanet for Rainfurrest also include Kyell Gold’s Dude, Where’s My Fox? and Rose LaCroix‘s Escape from St. Arned.

Finishing up this month’s news, Michael H. Payne’s Morning, Noon & Night is now available for Kindle, Dwale has posted a new poetry bundle to FA, and our associate member Jay has been confirmed as a special guest at FurDU 2015.

(Members: Want to make sure your news gets included here? Start a thread in the Member News forum!)

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: Get submissions in to World Weaver Press’ Corvid anthology by October 31, and the deadline is November 1 for submissions to The Furry Future. (Full info and links to guidelines at our Paying Markets page.) The Midwest FurFest conbook also has a November 1 deadline (details at our conbook page).

Just opened: Two new anthologies forthcoming from FurPlanet — ROAR #6 with a theme of “scoundrel,” and an untitled noir anthology. Rainfurrest has also announced next year’s charity anthology theme, “Sword and Sorcery.” (Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for the latest openings and news!)

Guild News

In case you’ve been under a rock (any rock-dwelling fursonae out there?) or just weren’t paying attention under Member News, our first anthology, Tales From the Guild Volume 1: Music to Your Ears, is now available from Rabbit Valley. Support the guild and pick up your copy here! (Ebook coming soon.)

The Cóyotl Awards for 2012 and 2013 were announced at Rainfurrest this past weekend. You can see the list of winners (and links to the nominee lists) here. Congratulations to all our winners and nominees — and remember, if you know of something published this year that deserves our attention for next year’s awards, come tell us about it in this thread!

We remain open to guest blog posts from members! See the guidelines here.

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Eastern and now Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern — both held right in the forum shoutbox.

And if you’ve got something you need a beta for, we have a critique board in our forum (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

That’s all for this (very busy) month! As always, send an email to furwritersguild (at) with news, suggestions, and other feedback, or just comment here.

One last question…

If a coyote howls and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?


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