Guild News: January 2016

New Members

No new members this month, but if you’re interested in joining, you can find all the info here.

Member News

In book release news, the furry poetry anthology Civilized Beasts is now available in print and ebook formats, including poems from Renee Carter Hall, Huskyteer, and many more. The erotic anthology Will of the Alpha 3, edited by Rechan, has also been released, featuring fiction from Laura “Munchkin” Lewis, Ocean Tigrox, Dark End, and others. (It’s also available as an ebook from Bad Dog Books.) Renee Carter Hall’s holiday story collection Wishing Season has been released in paperback for the first time, and Phil Geusz’s novella Cheetah’s Win (first published in ROAR) is now available as a standalone ebook. Finally, Searska GreyRaven’s story “Reynard and the Dragon” (also first published in ROAR) has been reprinted in the mainstream anthology Swords of Darkness, available now for pre-order.

In periodicals, the new magazine A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature made its debut last month, with the first issue available to read free until February 15, featuring stories from Ocean Tigrox and Amy Fontaine as well as reviews of several furry books. Mary E. Lowd has started a new ezine, Deep Sky Anchor, to feature her short fiction, and Dark End has now completed his murder mystery “The Missing Motive,” with the full story now up on FurAffinity.

In nonfiction, associate member Madison “Makyo” Scott-Clary’s article “On Postfurry” was featured in an episode of Culturally F’d.

Finally, in other member news, Fred Patten celebrated his 75th birthday last month. If you missed Phil Geusz’s interview with him, you can check it out here.

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

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: ROAR #7 closes on February 1, and the second issue of A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature is reading through February 15. (More info on both on our Paying Markets page.)

For conbooks, Fur the ‘More is seeking “Cubicle Jungle” submissions until February 15 (maximum 2000 words, full info here).

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

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. (Remember, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!)

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.

Elsewhere on the Internet, we have a Goodreads group with 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 also have a Telegram group, and you can find more info on that and a link in this thread.

Have a happy and creative 2016! If you have news, suggestions, or other feedback to share, send an email to furwritersguild (at) or leave a comment below.


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