FWG Monthly Newsletter: January 2022

For many, I’m sure that leaving behind 2021 beings about a good amount of relief. It has been an intense year to say the least, and from everyone here at the Furry Writers Guild, we hope that 2022 brings a lot more positivity and hope.

2021 was a difficult year to maintain goals and targets, with so many other things to worry about. Still, we thought it would be good to look forward to 2022 and reflect on what we plan to achieve with our writing, and to consider what we did manage to complete during 2021. We asked everyone on Twitter to share their writing targets. If you have not already done so, then we encourage people to share what they hope to complete in 2022.

We also asked what your favourite books of the year have been. What have you read to hide away from reality for a little while? Please share that with us as well!

One of our main goals for the early part of the year is to improve the Suggested Reading part of the website. This will hopefully become a more complete list of our members’ works, organised better into genre and themes.

In the previous newsletter we discussed the Furry Book Awards that take place every year. The Ursa Major Awards continue to take entries for their Recommended Reading List, which is their informal early shortlist.
As of today, the Coyotl Awards have also opened for the reading list. You can submit any of your own eligible works for inclusion on this list, with formal nominations opening to guild members in February. The awards will be hosted at FurDU at the end of April.

There are a few ongoing submission calls for short stories, though we have not seen many themed anthology calls at this stage. If you see something that you think can be highlighted by the FWG, then please contact us with information about it!

Isekai Me! – Deadline When Full
Children Of The Night – Deadline When Full
#ohmurr! – Deadline: Ongoing
Zooscape – Reoccurring submission period (Currently closed until Jan 15th 2022).

Some of our members also had new novels coming out over the Christmas period, or have works available for pre-order. We hope you’ll check these out as well.

Winter Wonders – an anthology featuring guild member Alice Dryden. Released December 1st 2021.

The Archeons Series Omnibus, by James L. Steele. Released December 2021.

C.A.T.S.: Cycling Across Time And Space: 11 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories about Bicycling and Cats – an anthology featuring guild member Alice Dryden. Available for pre-order. Released February 8th 2022.

A Furry Faux Paw, by Jessica Kara. Available for pre-order. Released May 24th 2022.

As always, any guild members who want to see their upcoming books included in the newsletter, please let us know! We try to keep up to date with everything, but there will always be some things we miss.

We hope that 2022 brings a new positivity and hope for everyone. We at the FWG look forward to seeing what new writing can come from our members and followers.
Good luck, everyone.

Happy writing and stay safe!
J.F.R. Coates