Guild News: September 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members Erin Quinn, BanWynn, and Dire Wolf!

(Writers — if you’ve been approved for membership recently but aren’t listed 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

Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort continues to reveal the world of Laika Dosha, and From Winter’s Ashes is now on Wattpad as well. Weasel’s documentary Poetry is Dead! has been completed. John Van Stry has two new books available on Amazon, Demigods and Deities (book five of the Portals of Infinity series) and Lost Souls, the first book of a YA series. M. C. A. Hogarth’s The Three Jaguars business comic is now available as a collection.

In crowdfunding news, Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things is seeking funding for their next year of publication. The Spring 2015 issue included Renee Carter Hall’s “The Frog Who Swallowed the Moon,” and Mary E. Lowd’s “Frankenstein’s Gryphon” will appear in Fall 2015. One of the perks of the campaign is a book of writing prompts from Ember contributors, including both of those members.

Congrats, everyone!

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

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: Thanks to an extended deadline, there are still a few days to get your stories in to the furry anthology Fragments of Life’s Heart, now closing on September 7.

New markets: The new quarterly zine A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature will open for its first submissions on September 15. Fred Patten’s next anthology, Gods With Fur, is now open until May 1 (see link for full guidelines). And if you like your were-creatures as something other than wolves, the anthology WERE- is open to submissions until October 31.

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

If you’re headed to RainFurrest this year, be sure to join us for our FWG Meet & Greet Thursday at 9 PM, followed immediately by the Cóyotl Awards ceremony at 10 PM. Come put some real-life faces to the online names!

On Goodreads? Don’t forget we have a Goodreads group and 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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