Guild News: July 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest member George Squares!

Member News

In book release news: ROAR #6, edited by Mary E. Lowd and featuring many FWG members as contributors, as well as Mary’s new novel In a Dog’s World, are now available for pre-order from FurPlanet. Tempe “Tempo” O’Kun’s latest, Windfall, is also available for pre-order from FurPlanet, and Weasel Press’ first furry anthology, Typewriter Emergencies, is also up for pre-orders. Kris Schnee’s new novel Thousand Tales: How We Won the Game is available from Amazon, and M. C. A. Hogarth has released Either Side of the Strand and a new trilogy that begins with An Heir to Thorns and Steel.

In short fiction, Rechan’s story “TLC” appears in Heat #12, and “Into the Wind” is in ROAR #6. Huskyteer also has stories in both, with “Meena Mae” in Heat #12 and “Gerbil 07” in ROAR #6, and you can also check out Huskyteer’s nonfiction in this piece for Flayrah. Ocean Tigrox’s story from ROAR #6, “Food, Feuds and Fake Flora” has a teaser you can read here, and the same anthology also has a story from Altivo Overo called “Coyote’s Voice” and one from Mwalimu called “Brush and Sniff.” And in anthology news outside the fandom, Mary E. Lowd’s “Shreddy and the Dancing Dragon” appears in The Dragon’s Hoard.

In other news, Renee Carter Hall has launched a new mailing list for her readers (sign up and get a free ebook), Rebecca Mickley has a new website, Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort is on board with the new visual novel project Laika Dosha (as well as continuing From Winter’s Ashes), and Mwalimu has made a nifty little tool you can use to find your local furry conventions.

Congrats, everyone!

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

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: Rocky Mountain Fur Con’s conbook closes on July 15, and the furry anthology Fragments of Life’s Heart closes on August 15.

New markets: Red Ferret Press (a new imprint from Weasel Press) is seeking submissions for Knotted, and ROAR #7 will open for submissions later this summer.

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

Voting is open for the Cóyotl Awards until August 15. If you haven’t read everything on the ballot, we have links to all the nominated works in this thread.

Good luck to all our members participating in Camp NaNoWriMo’s July session! Member George Squares has written about his Camp NaNo project on his blog.

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 in the forum shoutbox for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern and Thursdays at 12 p.m. Eastern. (The Saturday chats have been discontinued until further notice.) More info on the Coffeehouse Chats is 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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