Hello there FWG members, it’s time for another monthly newsletter! Let’s dive right in because we’ve got a lot to cover!
If you’ve somehow missed it, Oxfurred Comma, an online convention for furry literature, will be taking place from October 17th to 18th in conjunction with Furry Book Month. Here are some of the other important dates you have to look out for:
- Panel Submissions Deadline: October 7th
- Dealer’s Den Submissions Deadline: October 7th
- Author’s Corner Submissions Deadline: October 7th
- Flash Fiction Contest Deadline: October 13th
- Slam Poetry Reading Signups Deadline: October 15th
We want to especially encourage panel submissions currently for the convention. We have the opportunity to take more specific writing panels than most conventions can offer. So share with the world your expertise, let us hear you read from your latest book, or do whatever else you can think of!
We also want to let you know that NSFW panels WILL be accepted so long as they follow Twitch guidelines. The short version: if you’re offering educational content and not showing pornographic materials on screen? You’re likely good to go!
We are also proud to announce that Oxfurred Comma will also be presenting the Oxfurred Comma Inclusivity Award (OCIA). This award will be given to a person that has done work to advance recognition for marginalized peoples and groups within the furry writing community. We hope this will be a strong step in the guild’s continued work in uplifting marginalized voices within the furry community.
Finally, we have one last reminder about our ongoing discussions on requirements to join the guild. We invite you to discuss this on the forum as well as on Discord in our guild feedback channel and on Telegram.
With guild business out of the way, let’s get to the fun stuff! We featured another two members this month on the blog for interviews that we hope you check out.
- Ana Vallens on Furry, Reporting, and Patreon Guidelines for Adult Content
- Khaki on The Voice of Dog and Recording Stories
We’d love to take this opportunity to mention we would love to feature more interviews like this, as well as potential guest posts on writing tips for our blog. Please contact a guild officer if you would be interested.
We saw a few new releases cross our path this month you might want to check out including:
- The Female Trackers (Poached Parody) by P.C. Hatter
- The Sky Fires by Frances Pauli
- Soup of the Moment: A Tale of BARSK by Lawrence M. Schoen
There’s also a kickstarter currently running for Difursity 2! Let’s support BIPOC furry authors and make sure this gets funded.
- Difursity 2 from Thurston Howl Press
Remember, we now have our Promotion Tip Line to submit to if you have new releases coming out, so don’t hesitate to fill that out so we can feature your book in our next newsletter!
You can find all of the open markets for furry writing in our Furry Writers’ Market! Currently, these markets are open:
- Oxfurred Comma Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline: October 13th, 2020)
- Reclamation Project: Year Two (Deadline: October 31, 2020)
- The Vore Studio (Deadline: October 31, 2020)
- Dogbumps Academy of Wayward Wixards (Deadline: November 1st, 2020)
- 1921: Furries In Fedoras (Deadline: November 1st, 2020)
- Dancing With Devils (Deadline: November 30th, 2020)
- Electric Sewer 2: Boogie Nights (Deadline: December 1, 2020)
- The Howling Dead (Deadline: December 15th, 2020)
- Can You See Us Now? (Deadline: January 1st, 2020)
- Difursity 2 (Deadline: January 1st, 2020)
- iPawd – A Furry Music Anthology (Deadline January 10th, 2021)
- The Fox Spirit Book Of… Love (Deadline Unlisted)
We also want to let people know we need more stories for Microfiction Monday as we’re almost out! So get those submissions in here.
I would like to end this month’s newsletter with a special request. Both Can You See Us Now? and Difursity 2 opened for submissions this month. For BIPOC writers reading this, I would love to encourage you to submit. For those that aren’t, I want to ask that you promote the submission calls in any spaces you can. Here is a tweet about Can You See Us Now? and one for Difursity 2.
I want the word spread to as many people as possible so that the resulting slush pile will be massive beyond all reason. Let’s all take this time to help uplift marginalized voices and help them share their stories. Keep well, stay safe, and keep on writing.
– FWG President Linnea “LiteralGrill” Capps