2014 Cóyotl Awards open for nominations

It’s that time again — the 2014 Cóyotl Awards are now open for nominations! All FWG members are eligible to make nominations, and they should be submitted through this page:

http://coyotlawards.org/nominate/

(If you have trouble with the website, you can also email your nominations to coyotlawards [at] gmail.com.)

Remember, the nominated works don’t have to be written by FWG members, and self-published works are also eligible (including those self-posted to sites like FurAffinity and SoFurry), as long as they were published in 2014.

Nominations will run through June 1.

If you need a reminder of the furry fiction that was published last year, check out the 2014 Recommended Works thread on the forums:

http://www.anthroaquatic.com/forum/index.php?topic=326.0

And whether you’re a member or not, feel free to add your suggestions to that thread to let our members know what’s worth checking out!

Guild News: October

New Members

Welcome to our new members Nathanael “Friday” Gass, Mars, Jess E. Owen, Tony Greyfox, and Ocean Tigrox!

Member News

Tristan Black Wolf took first place in SoFurry’s “Summer Adventures” writing contest with his story “Solstice.”

Renee Carter Hall‘s “The Bear with the Quantum Heart” was reprinted in Allegory, and her ebook “Real Dragons Don’t Wear Sweaters” is now just 99 cents at Amazon and Smashwords.

The first FWG anthology, Tales From the Guild Volume 1: Music to Your Ears, was published this month by Rabbit Valley, featuring stories from members Michael H. Payne, Mary E. Lowd, Huskyteer, Sean Rivercritic, Mark Neeley, Mars, Nathanael Gass, and Jess E. Owen, and in Rabbit Valley’s new anthology Pulp!: Two-Pawed Tales of Adventure, you’ll find stories from members Ocean Tigrox, Bill “Hafoc” Rogers, Renee Carter Hall, Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Roland Jovaik, and Huskyteer. You’ll also find work by our members in this year’s Rainfurrest charity anthology, Furtual Horizons, which includes stories from Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Ocean Tigrox, Kyell Gold, and Friday, among others.

With a title like “Pegacornus Rex,” how can you not check out Mary E. Lowd’s latest story in Daily Science Fiction? She’s also the new editor for ROAR #6 (more about that in Market News).

New releases from FurPlanet for Rainfurrest also include Kyell Gold’s Dude, Where’s My Fox? and Rose LaCroix‘s Escape from St. Arned.

Finishing up this month’s news, Michael H. Payne’s Morning, Noon & Night is now available for Kindle, Dwale has posted a new poetry bundle to FA, and our associate member Jay has been confirmed as a special guest at FurDU 2015.

(Members: Want to make sure your news gets included here? Start a thread in the Member News forum!)

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: Get submissions in to World Weaver Press’ Corvid anthology by October 31, and the deadline is November 1 for submissions to The Furry Future. (Full info and links to guidelines at our Paying Markets page.) The Midwest FurFest conbook also has a November 1 deadline (details at our conbook page).

Just opened: Two new anthologies forthcoming from FurPlanet — ROAR #6 with a theme of “scoundrel,” and an untitled noir anthology. Rainfurrest has also announced next year’s charity anthology theme, “Sword and Sorcery.” (Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for the latest openings and news!)

Guild News

In case you’ve been under a rock (any rock-dwelling fursonae out there?) or just weren’t paying attention under Member News, our first anthology, Tales From the Guild Volume 1: Music to Your Ears, is now available from Rabbit Valley. Support the guild and pick up your copy here! (Ebook coming soon.)

The Cóyotl Awards for 2012 and 2013 were announced at Rainfurrest this past weekend. You can see the list of winners (and links to the nominee lists) here. Congratulations to all our winners and nominees — and remember, if you know of something published this year that deserves our attention for next year’s awards, come tell us about it in this thread!

We remain open to guest blog posts from members! See the guidelines here.

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Eastern and now Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern — both held right in the forum shoutbox.

And if you’ve got something you need a beta for, we have a critique board in our forum (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

That’s all for this (very busy) month! As always, send an email to furwritersguild (at) gmail.com with news, suggestions, and other feedback, or just comment here.

One last question…

If a coyote howls and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?

 

Cóyotl Award winners announced

The Cóyotl Awards ceremony was held last night at Rainfurrest. Congratulations to all the winners!

2012 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)

2013 winners:
(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:
http://www.anthroaquatic.com/forum/index.php?topic=326.0

 

 

Cóyotl Awards ceremony at Rainfurrest

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!

 

Guild News: September

New Members

Welcome to our two newest associate members, Isiah Jacobs of FurReview and Jay of Jaffa Books!

Member News

M. C. A. Hogarth released the coloring book Not in Need of Rescue and the audio version of Rose Point.

The print version of Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF On the Cutting Edge, which includes a story from Tarl “Voice” Hoch, is now available from the publisher.

Paul Kidd‘s new book Spirit Hunters Book 1: The Way of the Fox is now available as a paperback from Lulu and an ebook on Amazon.

(Members: Want to make sure your news gets included here? Start a thread in the Member News forum!)

Market News

Deadline is September 30 for submissions to Heat #12 and Hot Dish #2! (More info and links to guidelines at our Paying Markets page.)

Editor Fred Patten has just announced a call for submissions for a new anthology, The Furry Future, to be published by FurPlanet, with a submission deadline of November 1. Full details are here in our forums.

Guild News

Voting is now closed for the Cóyotl Awards, and the winners for both 2012 and 2013 will be announced at the award ceremony later this month at Rainfurrest.

Our first anthology, Tales From the Guild Volume 1: Music to Your Ears, will be available for order soon! Watch this space. 🙂

We remain open to guest blog posts from members! See the guidelines here.

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. Eastern in the forum shoutbox. It’s an informal way to check in with your weekly writing progress and goals.

And if you’ve got something you need a beta for, we have a critique board in our forum (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

That’s all for this month. As always, send an email to furwritersguild (at) gmail.com with news, suggestions, and other feedback, or just comment here.

One last question…

Unicorns or dragons?

 

The Cóyotl Awards return!

After a much longer than expected (or desired) hiatus, the Cóyotl Awards are back, and we’re hitting the ground running to get caught up. Voting for the 2013 awards and nominations for the 2014 awards are now officially open. Full  information here:

http://coyotlawards.org/2014/07/16/were-back/

In the forums, we also have a thread for recommendations for the 2014 awards — something members can use to jog their memories about what was published in 2013 and might deserve to be nominated.

All FWG members (writers and associates) may nominate and vote in the Cóyotls. Remember, though — both the 2013 voting and 2014 nominations end on Friday, August 8, so don’t wait too long to make your choices!