December brings to a close another year at MFF, where several of our members had a great time, and an incredible amount of attendees in general were!
First and foremost, as you probably all know, furry historian Fred Patten has passed away. The number of accomplishments in his life were immeasurable, and he will be missed by many. A memorial for Fred took place at Midwest FurFest a few days ago.
In a more lighthearted tone, our fallible VP has somehow lost entire access to the fwgblog email! We are gathering info for our next member spotlight, to be picked in the next week, so if you have work to be featured or an upcoming project to announce, you’re a great candidate! Email sean[at]anthroaquatic[dot]com with the following questions answered:
- Have you been featured before? (If so, when?)
- What are you working on? (Give us a couple of sentences about it.)
If you emailed fwgblog[at]gmail[dot]com after October 28th, we did not receive your email, so please resend it here! We are looking for a member to feature for January 2019.
Some highlights from last month, as featured from our FWG Member News section on the forums:
- Dreams of Refugium, Sasha Fox‘s sequel-adjacent to Theta, has been released in paperback.
- Mary E. Lowd has had her story “Ecto-Café” accepted to The Daily Grind
- Renee Carter Hall‘s novelette Signal has been released, and is available from Goal Publications in both ebook and print formats.
A little light on reported information this month! Our usual reminder to all our member that have had something exciting happen in the past month not featured here: be sure to keep up with you Member News thread on the forums! Not only is this how we get our information, but these threads are able to be viewed by any person logged into the forums. Share your achievements with the rest of the writing community! http://www.anthroaquatic.com/forum/index.php?board=12.0
For those of you looking to submit, keep an eye on the open markets on our website. For those of you who just forget, The Marketplace is your reminder for all things open for submissions!
Short Story Markets:
|Fanged Fiction||Thrill of the Hunt||Furry erotica featuring a predator/prey dynamic||December 14th||$0.0075/word + one copy of the anthology|
|Zooscape Zine||Zooscape||Excellent furry stories||N/A (continually open at this time)||$0.06/word (maximum $60) for original, $20 for reprints|
|Thurston Howl Publications||Species: Bunnies||Furry stories featuring bunnies||January 1st||One copy of the anthology (non-paying)|
|Thurston Howl Publications||Breeds: Bunnies||Furry erotica featuring bunnies||January 1st||One copy of the anthology (non-paying)|
|FurPlanet||Inhuman Acts 2||Furry noir stories||February 1st||$0.0050/word + one copy of the anthology|
|Thurston Howl Publications||Even Furries Hate Nazis||Furry stories against Nazism||February 15th||One copy of the anthology (non-paying)|
|Thurston Howl Publications||Movie Monsters||Stories featuring monsters have/ could be in movies||March 1st||One copy of the anthology (non-paying)|
|Thurston Howl Publications||Sensory De-tails||Furry stories relating to strong animal senses||April 1st||One copy of the anthology (non-paying)|
- Thurston Howl Publications is open to novel/novella submissions, with no planned date for submissions to close.
Special Events and Announcements
Books flew from MFF, and furry stories are in the hands of several readers. That’s always a success! Though what’s bigger news? Another writer GoH for Midwest FurFest! Our own Mary E. Lowd will be an honored guest at the 2019 Midwest FurFest!
Our forums are open to all writers, not just full members of the FWG. Check them out here and join in on the conversation. While you’re there, check out how to join our Slack and Telegram channels. Before joining any of these, though, we ask that you please read up on our Code of Conduct! With all the negative going around in the world these days, both furry and non-furry, we want to make sure the guild feels like a safe place to all its participants, free of threats and hate speech.
We have two weekly chats, called our Coffeehouse Chats! Our first one is Tuesday at 7:00pm EST in our Slack channel, and our other is Thursdays at Noon EST on our forums in the shoutbox on the main page. Both of these chats feature writers talking about writing, usually with a central topic. As with the above, these chats are open to both members and non-members, though you must be registered for the forums.