Guild News: April 2015

New Members

We’ll have new members to report next month, as I’m still waiting on information to be able to add some new members to our directory. In the meantime, if you’re interested in joining (or know someone who is), find out how here!

Member News

Donald Jacob Uitvlugt’s story “From Hell’s Heart” has appeared at, and  Mary E. Lowd’s story “Songs of Fish and Flowers” is online at Lakeside Circus. Jess E. Owen’s latest novel in the Summer King Chronicles, A Shard of Sun, is now available for Kindle. The stories of Vixyy Fox are being featured on the website of Dog Is My Co-Pilot, Inc, a nonprofit organization that helps find homes for shelter dogs at risk of euthanasia. And Eduardo Soliz has been busy — his Fuzzy Words: The Con Fluff Collection is now available on Amazon, his microfiction “Special Patient” appears on, and his story “Epiphany” appeared in the Furry Fiesta 2015 conbook.

Our associate members have been busy, too. Jay was a guest on the Furballd podcast, and Weasel has a short story in the latest edition of Earth is Huge and We’re All On It, as well as three poems in Crazy Concrete.

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

Market News

Upcoming deadlines:  Claw the Way to Victory has an extended deadline now of May 1, and submissions to Weasel Press’ Typewriter Emergencies close on May 1. See our Paying Markets page for more info, and get your stories in!

In conbook news, Anthrocon’s conbook closes to submissions on May 1, and Megaplex’s closes on May 22. (See our conbook page for info and links.)

Openings: The furry anthology Fragments of Life’s Heart is now open for submissions (deadline August 15).

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

FWG election season has begun, and any members wishing to run for the office of president must announce their intent by the end of April.  Emails will be sent to members as crucial election deadlines approach, but please also keep an eye on the Guild Election subforum for election announcements, debate, and news!

Cóyotl Award nominations will also be opening soon! Watch their website and Twitter feed for updates.

In other award news, thank you to all those who nominated the FWG site in the Best Website category of the Ursa Major Awards. Some of our members’ works also received nominations; you can see the full list of the 2014 nominees on the front page of their website.

Check out Weasel‘s review of our first anthology, Tales From the Guild: Music to Your Ears.

We’re always open for guest blog post submissions! Good exposure and a great way to help out your fellow writers. See our guidelines for full 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 5 p.m. Eastern (new time!) — 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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