FWG Monthly Newsletter: May 2022

We’re a little bit late this month as I’m just getting back from FurDU, but we’re back now with another monthly update of guild news! As I have been at a convention all weekend, things will be fairly light, but there are a few important details to cover!

Firstly, we have the Coyotl Awards. These were presented by myself at FurDU, and were livestreamed on the official FurDU Twitch channel. At this stage, I am unsure if the video of this stream will be made available, but we have all the winners below.

Best Novel
Aces High, by J. Daniel Phillips
Bringing Down Upworld, by Kandrel
God of Fire, by Ryan Campbell
Freedom Ring, by Frances Pauli – Winner

Best Novella
The Bee’s Waltz: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel, by Mary E. Lowd
Carnage, by Weasel – Winner
The Lengthy Farewell, by P.C. Hatter
Dark Lane, by P.C. Hatter

Best Short Story
I’m Just Your Stud, by Dirt Coyote. Featured in Voice of Dog
The Squirrelherd and the Sound, by Emmie Christie. Featured in Zooscape 12
Colored In Sepia, by S. Park. Featured in Shark Week: An Ocean Anthology – Winner
Familiar Encounter, by Darius Davis. Featured in Voice of Dog

Best Anthology
Sam Digger: Beaver Detective, by Ian Madison Keller
Shark Week: An Ocean Anthology, Edited by Ian Madison Keller – Winner
A Swordmaster’s Tale, Edited by Tarl “Voice” Hoch
Difursity: Volume 2, Edited by Weasel

Best Other Work
Puplift: A Dog’s Guide to Space, by Tempe O’Kun
Furry Fiction Is Everywhere, by Ian Madison Keller and Mary E. Lowd – Winner

Thank you to all members of the Furry Writers Guild who nominated and voted for the finalists. And, of course, congratulations to the winners. The quality of furry writing is immense right now, so all the finalists should feel proud of their achievements in reaching this list.

The winners for the Leo Awards and the Ursa Majors should be coming in the next month. We will highlight those winners when they are known.

We are also approaching the last few days to announce candidacy for the upcoming guild presidential elections. If you are a guild member and would like to step up to president, or any of the other office positions, then please announce your candidacy on the forums: here. Please get any candidacy posts in before midnight Sunday 8th May. At the moment, I am standing unopposed. Should there be a second candidate, a date will be announced for a vote.

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 – Temporarily closed for submissions. Reoccurring submission windows.

Please also consider checking out some of the new and upcoming releases from our members.

Winter Without End, by Casimir Laski. Available for pre-order. Released Late May 2022.

Red Pandamonium, by Roan Rosser. Available for pre-order. Released June 13th 2022.

Jiao Tu’s Endeavour, by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt. Available for pre-order. Released June 16th 2022.

Unfinished Business, by Tim Susman. Available for pre-order. Released July 5th 2022.

A Furry Faux Paw, by Jessica Kara. Available for pre-order. Released July 12th (Date changed from May 24th 2022.)

Pirating Pups, edited by Rhonda Parrish. Featuring a short story from FWG member Alice Dryden. Available for pre-order. Released August 9th.

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.

Depending on election results, this might be my last monthly newsletter. If it is, it has been an honour being president of the Furry Writers Guild for the last twelve months.
Whether it is me again next month, or a new incoming president, stay safe and keep writing.
Please check out the finalists of the Coyotl Awards.

J.F.R. Coates