A reminder to FWG members (writers and associates) that there’s just a week left to submit your nominations for the 2015 Cóyotl Awards.
The nomination form can be found at:
If you need a refresher on works published in 2015, see the 2015 Recommended Reading thread in the forums.
Nominations for the 2015 awards are open through Thursday, March 31.
Just a reminder for those of you headed to Further Confusion this weekend that there are two FWG-sponsored panels on the schedule:
Furry Writers’ Guild Reading
Friday, January 15, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Hilton: Santa Clara
(Members: If interested in participating in the reading, please contact Mary E. Lowd.)
The Furry Writers’ Guild has a wide range of members who write in all different styles. Come listen to members of the FWG read from their work.
Furry Writers’ Guild Meet & Greet
Friday, January 15, 9:30 – 11:00 PM
The Furry Writers’ Guild exists to support and connect members of the furry writing community. Come meet other writers and talk about the future of furry writing. Open to all — both members and newcomers!
Thanks to Mary E. Lowd and Chipotle for hosting the events!
Mark your calendars and set your alarms! Thanks to one of our members, we’re going to be having a special chat in our forums this Saturday, July 25, at 6 PM Eastern with Jennifer Tait, a senior production editor at one of the Big Five publishers.
As a senior production editor, Ms. Tait deals with the book after it’s been accepted, so she doesn’t have anything to do with reviewing submissions. That said, this is a great opportunity to get a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at the traditional publishing world and the aspects of the publishing process that she handles, and I’m very grateful that she’s agreed to come chat with us.
Many thanks to FWG member Bill “Greyflank” Kieffer for suggesting and arranging this. I’m hoping this will be the first of many guest chats we’ll have in future months and years.
Again, the chat will be Saturday, July 25 at 6 PM Eastern, in the forum shoutbox as usual. (If you’re not registered on the forums, you’ll need to register in order to see the shoutbox.) With Ms. Tait’s permission, I’ll also see about posting a transcript in the forums afterward, for the benefit of those who aren’t able to be on at the time. And if you can’t be there and want to leave a question for her, you can ask it here.
See you in the shoutbox on Saturday!
Just a reminder that voting for the Cóyotl Awards closes in just over a month now, on August 15. If you haven’t read all the nominated works, here are links to check them out. (Please note that some of these may be accessible only to FWG members who are registered on our forums.)
The Bees by Laline Paull (purchase link)
Bête by Adam Roberts (purchase link)
Off the Beaten Path by Rukis (free to read on FA)
Going Concerns by Watts Martin (free to read on website)
Huntress by Renee Carter Hall (downloadable files)
The Mysterious Affair of Giles by Kyell Gold (downloadable files)
Best Short Story
Cold Scent by Alice Dryden (free to read online)
Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon (free to read online)
Pavlov’s House by Malcolm Cross (free to read online)
Abandoned Places edited by Tarl “Voice” Hoch (purchase link)
Tales from the Guild: Music to Your Ears edited by AnthroAquatic (purchase link)
Again, voting closes August 15 and can be done at the Cóyotl Awards website.
The ballot has been announced, and voting for the 2014 Cóyotl Awards is now open! Votes will be accepted through Saturday, August 15.
Congratulations to all the 2014 nominees:
The Bees by Laline Paull
Bête by Adam Roberts
Off the Beaten Path by Rukis
Going Concerns by Watts Martin
Huntress by Renee Carter Hall
The Mysterious Affair of Giles by Kyell Gold
Best Short Story
Cold Scent by Alice Dryden
Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon
Pavlov’s House by Malcolm Cross
Abandoned Places edited by Tarl “Voice” Hoch
Tales from the Guild: Music to Your Ears edited by AnthroAquatic
See lists of previous winners.
There aren’t all that many open calls for poetry among the fandom’s publications, so I thought this deserved an announcement of its own. [adjective][species] is currently seeking animal- or furry-themed poetry to publish on their site, and they’re open to poetry submissions through the end of this month. Submissions must be unpublished (though having been previously posted to FA, SoFurry, or Weasyl is okay).
You can find all the details here:
For those of you headed to Further Confusion this weekend, don’t forget the FWG Meet & Greet scheduled for Friday from 3:00 – 4:30 PM (Marriott: Blossom Hill I). Our members Huskyteer, Chipotle, Franklin Leo, and Mary Lowd will be on hand for discussion about the guild, our Cóyotl Awards, and more!
The Cóyotl Awards ceremony was held last night at Rainfurrest. Congratulations to all the winners!
(Full list of nominees at http://coyotlawards.org/2012-2/)
Best Novel: By Sword and Star by Renee Carter Hall
Best Novella: Reach for the Sky (The Battle of Britain – a novel of Lt. Corn Book 1) by Vixyy Fox
Best Short Story: “Chasing the Spotlight” by Tim Susman (published in ROAR Volume 4)
(Full list of nominees at http://coyotlawards.org/2013-2/)
Best Novel: God of Clay by Ryan Campbell
Best Novella: Indigo Rain by Watts Martin
Best Short Story: “Fox in the Hen House” by Mary E. Lowd (published in Dancing in the Moonlight)
Best Anthology: Hot Dish #1 edited by Alopex
And if you’ve read something great so far this year that you think members should take a look at for the 2014 awards, come tell us about it in this thread:
Just a reminder for those of you headed to Rainfurrest this weekend that the Cóyotl Awards ceremony will be held Friday night at 7 PM, where winners will be announced for 2012 and 2013. (And for those of you getting to the con on Thursday, there’s also going to be an FWG meet Thursday night at 7 PM – all are welcome, so come find out more about who we are and what we do, and just get a chance to hang out with other writers.)
Thanks to Mary E. Lowd for hosting both events!