Welcome back everyone! We hope you’ve all been able to keep safe and get some good writing in. We won’t keep you long with the introductions, let’s get to the point of the newsletter — guild news.
Don’t forget that nominations for the 2020 Cóyotl Awards are now open! Nominations will be open until March 15th at midnight, Pacific time. Make sure to get those nominations in. Not sure what to nominate? The Cóyotl Awards Reading List should give you plenty of good ideas.
With Black History Month in February, we intend to do our best to feature interviews with Black authors, publishers, and creatives within the fandom. As long as there are no scheduling snafus, we have lined up four amazing people we hope you will enjoy hearing for. In case you missed them, here are our interviews from last year.
- Black History Month Spotlight: Copper Sphynx
- Black History Month Spotlight: PJ Wolf
- Black History Month Spotlight: Jakabe T. Lope
If you have enjoyed posts like these on our blog, you could help us win an award! We qualify for an Ursa Major Award as Best Anthropomorphic Magazine. Nominations are open until February 13th so consider showing the guild some support.
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! Here’s the new release we spotted this month:
- The Vore Studio edited by Joel Kreissman from Bound Tales Press
You can find all of the open markets for furry writing in our Furry Writers’ Market! Currently, these markets are open.
- Beast Volume 1 – Deadline: March 1st 2020
- Shark Week: Ocean Animals – Deadline: April 30th 2020
- Selections of Anthropomorphic Literature: Vol 2 – Deadline: May 15th 2020
- The Fox Spirit Book Of… Love – Deadline: Unlisted
- #ohmurr! – Deadline: Ongoing
A couple of final things month! First, we would like to congratulate James L. Steel for winning the Furcon Flash Fiction Competition! You can read their story here. We also interviewed Jafan Tafari about their latest book, Spin The Bottle, on the FWG blog. We hope you’ll take the time to give both of these a read!
I wish you all a fantastic February and hope until we meet again, your words flow like water.
– FWG President Linnea “LiteralGrill” Capps