The end of February has proven to be a very scary one for a lot of people. From everyone here at the Furry Writers Guild, we hope everyone is able to stay safe – whether it be from war, the continued pandemic, or natural disasters. We hope that you’re able to escape to your writing if possible, but also know that it’s ok to step back from it all if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Find your solace and peace however you may.
In the furry writing world, March brings us towards the business end of award season. The finalists for the Ursa Major Awards should be announced soon (if not already), and the Coyotl Awards have just two weeks of nominations left. Both of these awards will then be open for voting on the finalists (with the Coyotls being open only to FWG members). We encourage everyone to get involved and vote for your favourites.
March will also see the Furry Writers Guild start preparing for the guild elections in April. Should anyone wish to put themselves forward for any of the guild officer positions, then please do so in the appropriate area of the forums. An election date has not yet been called, so feel free to take a few weeks to weigh up your position and goals should you put yourself forward.
As of this stage, I am unsure whether I will be standing for president again, due to a changed work situation.
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!
FURVOR #1 – Deadline Around March
Prehistories – Deadline March 31st
Isekai Me! – Deadline When Full
Children Of The Night – Deadline When Full
#ohmurr! – Deadline: Ongoing
Zooscape – Reoccurring submission period.
Please also consider checking out some of the new and upcoming releases from our members.
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. Released February 8th 2022.
Brothers At Arms, by R.A. Meenan. Released February 14th, 2022.
Scars of the Golden Dancer, by NightEyes DaySpring. Available for pre-order. Released March 4th.
Knotty Works, by NightEyes DaySpring. Available for pre-order. Released March 4th.
Aces High, by J. Daniel Phillips. Available for pre-order. Released March 18th.
A Furry Faux Paw, by Jessica Kara. Available for pre-order. Released May 24th 2022.
Red Pandamonium, by Roan Rosser. Available for pre-order. Released June 13th 2022.
Unfinished Business, by Tim Susman. Available for pre-order. Released July 5th 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.
Once again, we hope everyone is able to stay safe. If you feel comfortable writing, then we hope you can gain some degree of peace and escape from it. If you can’t, please don’t feel guilty that there are higher priorities.
Until next month.
Happy writing and stay safe.