Guild News: May 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members Sean Cleary/Gödel Fishbreath, John Van Stry, and Bill Kieffer!

Member News

The furry site [adjective][species] published their first poetry feature in April, including works from several of our members and forum friends. Well worth a read, even if you think you’re not into poetry — you just might be surprised. (We also have a new poetry section in our forums.)

Several of our members also have stories and poems up on QuarterReads, a site offering flash fiction and poetry for just 25 cents a read. See this thread for more info.

Eduardo Soliz recently released Super-Short Sci-Fi Stories 2.8, available for just 99 cents at Amazon and other fine digital bookstores, and Donald Jacob Uitvlugt‘sTo Sail the Winds of Song” is online at Another Dimension. Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort’sFrom Winter’s Ashes” continued with Chapter 2.1.

In book news, Friday’s first book Learning to Go will be available very soon from Jaffa Books, Weasel’s Cigarette Burns is now available from Kool Kids Press, and Austen Crowder’s second novel The Painted Cat is available for pre-order from FurPlanet. Congrats, everyone!

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

Market News

Upcoming deadlines:  Trick or Treat 3 closes to submissions on June 1. For conbook deadlines, Megaplex’s conbook closes on May 22 and Maltese FurCon’s on June 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

Nominations for the Cóyotl Awards are open through June 1. Members, now’s your chance to recognize the best furry fiction from 2014. If you need a refresher on what’s eligible, check out our 2014 recommended works thread and be sure to add your favorites!

The FWG now has a Goodreads group! (Thanks, Munchkin!) That means we also now have a bookshelf featuring books by our members. If you’re on Goodreads, feel free to add any members’ books we’ve missed so far (see the instructions here on how to do that).

We’re always open for guest blog post submissions from members — good exposure and a great way to help out fellow writers. See our guidelines for 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 — all held right in the forum shoutbox. More info here.

As always, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!

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

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