Guild News: June 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members Rob Baird, Lawrence M. Schoen, John Lynne, Rebecca Mickley, and Amy Fontaine!

Member News

In book release news, you can now purchase J. F. R. Coates’ Reborn, the new deluxe edition of Phil Geusz’ Book of Lapism, the new hardcover edition of Paul Kidd’s A Whisper of Wings, Kidd’s latest novel GeneStorm: City in the Sky (in Kindle and print formats), and John Van Stry’s Interregnum (sequel to his Children of Steel). Online, Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort’s From Winter’s Ashes has published Chapter 2.2 and Chapter 2.3.

In short fiction news, Mary E. Lowd’s science fiction story “Panda-Mensional” has appeared in Neo-Opsis, and Weasel has furry fiction in Earth is Huge and We’re All On It. And in poetry news, Weasel’s collection The Hell Inside Us is now available.

In other news, Vixyy Fox’s children’s book Improbable… Never Impossible (illustrated by Cara Bevan and published by Rabbit Valley) won the 2015 Indie Excellence Award in the Children’s Fiction – Early Reader category, and our own M. C. A. Hogarth was elected to the office of Vice President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Congrats, everyone!

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

Market News

Upcoming deadlines:  The conbook for Maltese FurCon closes to submissions on June 15, and Rocky Mountain Fur Con’s conbook closes on July 15. The furry anthology Fragments of Life’s Heart closes on August 15.

In non-furry markets, the fantasy anthology Into the Mist seeks dragon stories, deadline July 1.

Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for all the latest news and openings!

Guild News

Nominations for the Cóyotl Awards close today! Last 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!

On Goodreads? The FWG now has a Goodreads group, and we also now have a bookshelf featuring books by our members. 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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