Welcome to our newest member Frances Pauli!
Book news: Fred Patten’s latest anthology, Cats and More Cats, was released at Further Confusion and will soon be available for order from FurPlanet‘s website. The first furry anthology from Jaffa Books, Claw the Way to Victory, was released at Anthro New England and is edited by Sean Rivercritic of AnthroAquatic. Bill Kieffer’s novella The Goat: Building a Perfect Victim is forthcoming from Red Ferret Press.
Short stories: You can read Madison “Makyo” Scott-Clary’s story “Milkshakes and Foxes” in the Further Confusion conbook, and Mary E. Lowd’s flash fiction piece “Dealership with the Devil” is online at Theme of Absence. (Check out their interview with her as well.)
Rechan has been accepted as an Associate Editor at EMP Publishing, for their online horror magazine, and in crowdfunding news, Joel Kreissman has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund illustrations for his novel.
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Upcoming deadlines: The second issue of A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature is reading through February 15, and Fur the ‘More is seeking “Cubicle Jungle” submissions for its conbook until February 15 (maximum 2000 words, full info here). FANG Volume 7 and FurPlanet’s science fiction horror anthology both close on March 1; see guidelines for both anthologies here.
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!)
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.
Remember, we’re always open for guest blog post submissions from FWG members — it’s a great way to help out fellow writers. See our guidelines for the details.
Have a happy and creative February! If you have news, suggestions, or other feedback to share, send an email to furwritersguild (at) gmail.com or leave a comment below.