Guild News: February

New Members

Welcome to our newest member MikasiWolf!

Member News

The latest anthology from editor Fred Patten, The Furry Future, features 19 furry-themed science fiction stories (or science-fiction-themed furry stories, your call), with at least 15 of those stories coming from FWG members.

FurPlanet’s anthology Five Fortunes (also edited by Fred Patten, and featuring novellas from several members) is now available as an ebook from Bad Dog Books, and you can read FWG member Dronon’s review of it here at Claw & Quill. In other review news, you can now find Fred Patten’s reviews posted at Dogpatch Press.

Eduardo Soliz has just released Con Fluff 3: Nine Charming Furry Short Stories, his third collection of “furry super-short conbook stories”.

Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort’s From Winter’s Ashes continues with Chapter 1.1 and Chapter 1.2 now posted.

Some of our associate members have been busy too — Jay launched a new blog, and Weasel has a new book review blog himself, along with another story in the literary magazine Earth Is Huge And We Are All On It.

(Members: Want your news here? Start a thread in our Member News forum!)

Market News

Just opened: From Weasel Press, a furry anthology called Typewriter Emergencies, looking for “dark and existential fiction focusing around the theme of ‘These Things Shall Pass/It’s a mad world out there.'” Deadline is May 1, and full details are here.

Other anthologies currently remain open with spring deadlines — check out our Paying Markets page for more info, and remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for the latest news and openings!

Guild News

The links to the 2015 Member Feedback Survey were sent out to all FWG members in an email dated January 30. If it’s not in your inbox (or your spam folder), please see this thread in the member forums for links to the 2-part survey. Both parts close on March 2, so please don’t wait to get your responses in.

We had a successful meet and greet at Further Confusion in January — you can check out the notes from that meet in this forum thread. (Thanks again to Daniel for taking all those notes, and to all those who hosted and attended, whether at the con or virtually via the shoutbox.)

There’s a quick update on the Cóyotl Awards here at the award blog.

Fred Patten has reviewed the FWG’s first anthology, Tales From the Guild: Music to Your Ears, over at Dogpatch Press.

A reminder to members: We’re open for guest blog post submissions! Good exposure and a great way to help out your fellow writers. See our guidelines for the details.

Need a beta reader? Check out our critique board (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern, Thursdays at 12 p.m. Eastern, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Eastern — all held right in the forum shoutbox. More info here. Remember, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!

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


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