Given the rise of AI generated images and stories across online spaces, the Furry Writers Guild would like to clarify its position on the matter.
The Furry Writers Guild stands for art created by real people, and therefore AI generated images or stories are not permitted in any guild space. This includes discussion on how to operate the algorithms. This rule has been in place in the Telegram and Discord chats since December 2022, but will now be enshrined in the Code of Conduct.
In addition to this, we will be updating the Membership Requirements to ensure that AI generated content is not used as evidence of publication history.
As such, stories generated or produced through any AI generator, algorithm, or program are not permissible for use in gaining membership status within the FWG.
Finally, the FWG will not actively promote any author, publication, or publisher that routinely uses AI generated images or stories. These authors and publications will not be promoted on social media, nor will they receive focus calls in guild chats. It will be at the discretion of the FWG staff whether such authors and publications appear on the Anthology Markets or other relevant lists.
All staff of the Furry Writers Guild would like to reaffirm their commitment to furthering the reach of furry fiction. We hope that the clarification of these rules and expectations help to reassure authors who are wary about the spread of AI generated fiction. It has no place within guild spaces, and we will be standing united with visual artists to ensure that furry art of all forms will remain created by real people.
Thank you for understanding and upholding these rules within guild spaces.