Guild News: August 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members Laura “Munchkin” Lewis, Joel Kreissman, and Baumarius!

(If you’ve been approved for membership recently but aren’t listed here or in the member directory, it’s because I haven’t heard back from you about what name you want to be listed under. Drop me a line at furwritersguild (at) and let me know!)

Member News

Tristan Black Wolf’s The Laputan Factor is now available in print and ebook formats, Renee Carter Hall’s new enhanced ebook version of Huntress is available for pre-order in epub format, and Donald Jacob Uitvlugt has a poem in the anthology In the Trenches: The Psychological Impact of War and a space opera story over at Cast of Wonders.

Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort continues with both From Winter’s Ashes and Laika Dosha, Fred Patten and Kyell Gold have contributed essays to the collection Furries Among Us, and Weasel has some videos to check out on YouTube — reading for the Gulf Coast Poets at Barnes & Noble and this interview as part of his upcoming documentary Poetry is Dead!

Lastly, in crowdfunding news, be sure to check out Kevin “Rikoshi” Frane’s Patreon for Stargazer, the upcoming sequel to Summerhill.

Congrats, everyone!

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

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: The furry anthology Fragments of Life’s Heart closes on August 15. (Check out the editor’s recent post to that thread with updates on what they’re looking for.)

New markets:  ROAR #7 is now open for submissions, and so are Heat (with a deadline of August 31) and the furry poetry anthology Civilized Beasts. The new quarterly zine A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature will open for submissions on September 15 and is looking for flash fiction, reviews, articles, and more.

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

Members, there are just two weeks left to get your votes in for the Cóyotl Awards!  Voting closes August 15. If you need to get some last-minute reading in, there are links to all the nominated works in this thread.

If you missed our chat with senior production editor Jennifer Tait, you can find the chat log here. Thanks again to Jen for joining us!

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. 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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