Guild News: November 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members Lorxus, Miriam “Camio” Curzon, C. W. Euwyn, James Daniel Ross, and Danath Tiger, and to our new associate members Madison “Makyo” Scott-Clary, Patch O’Furr, and Thurston Howl!

(Writers — if you were approved for membership but aren’t listed in the member directory, it’s because I haven’t heard back from you about what name you want to be listed under. Drop me a line at furwritersguild (at) gmail.com and let me know!)

Member News

Congrats to Dwale, whose short story “Splinters” (from Typewriter Emergencies) has received a Pushcart Prize nomination!

In publication and other news, Mary E. Lowd’s mini-fiction “Small Smooth Pebble” appeared at Every Day Fiction, Tristan Black Wolf now has a Patreon, Renee Carter Hall’s short story “The Spirit of Pinetop Inn” has been reprinted in audio format by Podcastle, and three poems by Weasel appear in the October issue of The Syzygy Poetry Journal. Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort’s serial From Winter’s Ashes continues, with chapters 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 now posted.

(Members: Want your news here? Start a thread in our Member News forum!)

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: The quarterly furry zine A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature is open for submissions until November 15. The conbook for Further Confusion is also open through November 30. In anthologies, Knotted from Red Ferret Press will close to submissions on December 1.

Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for all the latest news and openings!

Guild News

We have a Telegram group! More info and a link in this thread.

We’re always open for guest blog post submissions from members — good exposure and a great way to help out fellow writers. See our guidelines for details.

On Goodreads? Don’t forget we have a Goodreads group and a bookshelf featuring books by our members. Feel free to add any members’ books we’ve missed so far (see the instructions here on how to do that).

Need a beta reader? Check out our critique board (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us in the forum shoutbox for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern and Thursdays at 12 p.m. Eastern. More info on the Coffeehouse Chats is here.

Remember, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!

Have a great month! If you have news, suggestions, or other feedback to share, send an email to furwritersguild (at) gmail.com or leave a comment below.

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Guild News: October 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members KJ Kabza, Shoji, and Camron Cuccu!

(Writers — if you were approved for membership before September 23 but aren’t listed in the member directory, it’s because I haven’t heard back from you about what name you want to be listed under. Drop me a line at furwritersguild (at) gmail.com and let me know!)

Member News

Lots of new books and anthologies featuring FWG members were released at this year’s RainFurrest. Here’s a possibly-not-complete list (and if I’ve missed yours, please comment and let me know):

A Menagerie of Heroes (RainFurrest charity anthology – general)
An Anthropomorphic Century – edited by Fred Patten
Dungeon Grind – edited by Kandrel and Rechan
Huntress – by Renee Carter Hall
Inhuman Acts: A Collection of Noir – edited by Ocean Tigrox
Koa of the Drowned Kingdom – by Ryan Campbell
Losing My Religion – by Kyell Gold
Naughty Sexy Furry Writing (RainFurrest charity anthology – adult)
The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats – by Mary E. Lowd
Will of the Alpha 2 – edited by Rechan and Lafitte

(Many of these titles are also available in ebook format from Bad Dog Books.)

Phil Geusz also has a new science fiction series at Amazon with the first books out now — check out Early Byrd, Fledgling, and Jail Byrd.

Check your What the Fur conbook from earlier this year for the story “Fleeting” by MikasiWolf. (What the Fur is also holding a writing contest for 2016, accepting entries in both English and French — details here.)

In addition, Laika Dosha (whose creative team includes Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort) had a successful demo at RF, and the Alpha 0.1 version is now available via Patreon.

In audio offerings, we have the audio edition of Huskyteer‘s story “A Blacker Dog” from Inhuman Acts, recorded by Savrin Drake, and you can also give a listen to an interview with Mary E. Lowd from last spring.

In nonfiction news from our members, George Squares had an article published over at [adjective][species], and Fred Patten presents an exhaustive list of What the Well-Read Furry Should Read.

And finally, congratulations to member Ryan Campbell, selected as the Writer Guest of Honor for RainFurrest 2016!

(Members: Want your news here? Start a thread in our Member News forum!)

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: The anthology WERE- is open to submissions until October 31, and the new quarterly furry zine A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature is open for submissions until November 15. (We also have other anthologies with later deadlines listed on our Paying Markets page.)

In conbook news, Further Confusion is now open through November 30.

Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for all the latest news and openings!

Guild News

Thanks to all who made our Meet & Greet and Cóyotl Awards ceremony a success at RainFurrest! If you weren’t able to be there, check out the full list of Cóyotl Awards and nominees (plus the awesome song) at the Cóyotl Awards website. And now that 2014’s awards are complete, it’s time to start thinking about potential nominees for 2015. If you’ve read furry literature published this year that you think is worth recognizing, come tell us about it in the 2015 Recommended Works thread in our forums.

On Goodreads? Don’t forget we have a Goodreads group and a bookshelf featuring books by our members. Feel free to add any members’ books we’ve missed so far (see the instructions here on how to do that).

We’re always open for guest blog post submissions from members — good exposure and a great way to help out fellow writers. See our guidelines for details.

Need a beta reader? Check out our critique board (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us in the forum shoutbox for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern and Thursdays at 12 p.m. Eastern. More info on the Coffeehouse Chats is here.

Remember, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!

Have a great October! If you have news, suggestions, or other feedback to share, send an email to furwritersguild (at) gmail.com or leave a comment below.

Guild News: September 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members Erin Quinn, BanWynn, and Dire Wolf!

(Writers — if you’ve been approved for membership recently but aren’t listed in the member directory, it’s because I haven’t heard back from you about what name you want to be listed under. Drop me a line at furwritersguild (at) gmail.com and let me know!)

Member News

Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort continues to reveal the world of Laika Dosha, and From Winter’s Ashes is now on Wattpad as well. Weasel’s documentary Poetry is Dead! has been completed. John Van Stry has two new books available on Amazon, Demigods and Deities (book five of the Portals of Infinity series) and Lost Souls, the first book of a YA series. M. C. A. Hogarth’s The Three Jaguars business comic is now available as a collection.

In crowdfunding news, Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things is seeking funding for their next year of publication. The Spring 2015 issue included Renee Carter Hall’s “The Frog Who Swallowed the Moon,” and Mary E. Lowd’s “Frankenstein’s Gryphon” will appear in Fall 2015. One of the perks of the campaign is a book of writing prompts from Ember contributors, including both of those members.

Congrats, everyone!

(Members: Want your news here? Start a thread in our Member News forum!)

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: Thanks to an extended deadline, there are still a few days to get your stories in to the furry anthology Fragments of Life’s Heart, now closing on September 7.

New markets: The new quarterly zine A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature will open for its first submissions on September 15. Fred Patten’s next anthology, Gods With Fur, is now open until May 1 (see link for full guidelines). And if you like your were-creatures as something other than wolves, the anthology WERE- is open to submissions until October 31.

Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for all the latest news and openings!

Guild News

If you’re headed to RainFurrest this year, be sure to join us for our FWG Meet & Greet Thursday at 9 PM, followed immediately by the Cóyotl Awards ceremony at 10 PM. Come put some real-life faces to the online names!

On Goodreads? Don’t forget we have a Goodreads group and a bookshelf featuring books by our members. Feel free to add any members’ books we’ve missed so far (see the instructions here on how to do that).

We’re always open for guest blog post submissions from members — good exposure and a great way to help out fellow writers. See our guidelines for details.

Need a beta reader? Check out our critique board (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us in the forum shoutbox for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern and Thursdays at 12 p.m. Eastern. More info on the Coffeehouse Chats is here.

As always, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!

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

Guild News: August 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members Laura “Munchkin” Lewis, Joel Kreissman, and Baumarius!

(If you’ve been approved for membership recently but aren’t listed here or in the member directory, it’s because I haven’t heard back from you about what name you want to be listed under. Drop me a line at furwritersguild (at) gmail.com and let me know!)

Member News

Tristan Black Wolf’s The Laputan Factor is now available in print and ebook formats, Renee Carter Hall’s new enhanced ebook version of Huntress is available for pre-order in epub format, and Donald Jacob Uitvlugt has a poem in the anthology In the Trenches: The Psychological Impact of War and a space opera story over at Cast of Wonders.

Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort continues with both From Winter’s Ashes and Laika Dosha, Fred Patten and Kyell Gold have contributed essays to the collection Furries Among Us, and Weasel has some videos to check out on YouTube — reading for the Gulf Coast Poets at Barnes & Noble and this interview as part of his upcoming documentary Poetry is Dead!

Lastly, in crowdfunding news, be sure to check out Kevin “Rikoshi” Frane’s Patreon for Stargazer, the upcoming sequel to Summerhill.

Congrats, everyone!

(Members: Want your news here? Start a thread in our Member News forum!)

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: The furry anthology Fragments of Life’s Heart closes on August 15. (Check out the editor’s recent post to that thread with updates on what they’re looking for.)

New markets:  ROAR #7 is now open for submissions, and so are Heat (with a deadline of August 31) and the furry poetry anthology Civilized Beasts. The new quarterly zine A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature will open for submissions on September 15 and is looking for flash fiction, reviews, articles, and more.

Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for all the latest news and openings!

Guild News

Members, there are just two weeks left to get your votes in for the Cóyotl Awards!  Voting closes August 15. If you need to get some last-minute reading in, there are links to all the nominated works in this thread.

If you missed our chat with senior production editor Jennifer Tait, you can find the chat log here. Thanks again to Jen for joining us!

The FWG now has a Goodreads group, and we also now have a bookshelf featuring books by our members. Feel free to add any members’ books we’ve missed so far (see the instructions here on how to do that).

We’re always open for guest blog post submissions from members — good exposure and a great way to help out fellow writers. See our guidelines for details.

Need a beta reader? Check out our critique board (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us in the forum shoutbox for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern and Thursdays at 12 p.m. Eastern. More info on the Coffeehouse Chats is here.

As always, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!

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

Guild News: July 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest member George Squares!

Member News

In book release news: ROAR #6, edited by Mary E. Lowd and featuring many FWG members as contributors, as well as Mary’s new novel In a Dog’s World, are now available for pre-order from FurPlanet. Tempe “Tempo” O’Kun’s latest, Windfall, is also available for pre-order from FurPlanet, and Weasel Press’ first furry anthology, Typewriter Emergencies, is also up for pre-orders. Kris Schnee’s new novel Thousand Tales: How We Won the Game is available from Amazon, and M. C. A. Hogarth has released Either Side of the Strand and a new trilogy that begins with An Heir to Thorns and Steel.

In short fiction, Rechan’s story “TLC” appears in Heat #12, and “Into the Wind” is in ROAR #6. Huskyteer also has stories in both, with “Meena Mae” in Heat #12 and “Gerbil 07” in ROAR #6, and you can also check out Huskyteer’s nonfiction in this piece for Flayrah. Ocean Tigrox’s story from ROAR #6, “Food, Feuds and Fake Flora” has a teaser you can read here, and the same anthology also has a story from Altivo Overo called “Coyote’s Voice” and one from Mwalimu called “Brush and Sniff.” And in anthology news outside the fandom, Mary E. Lowd’s “Shreddy and the Dancing Dragon” appears in The Dragon’s Hoard.

In other news, Renee Carter Hall has launched a new mailing list for her readers (sign up and get a free ebook), Rebecca Mickley has a new website, Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort is on board with the new visual novel project Laika Dosha (as well as continuing From Winter’s Ashes), and Mwalimu has made a nifty little tool you can use to find your local furry conventions.

Congrats, everyone!

(Members: Want your news here? Start a thread in our Member News forum!)

Market News

Upcoming deadlines: Rocky Mountain Fur Con’s conbook closes on July 15, and the furry anthology Fragments of Life’s Heart closes on August 15.

New markets: Red Ferret Press (a new imprint from Weasel Press) is seeking submissions for Knotted, and ROAR #7 will open for submissions later this summer.

Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for all the latest news and openings!

Guild News

Voting is open for the Cóyotl Awards until August 15. If you haven’t read everything on the ballot, we have links to all the nominated works in this thread.

Good luck to all our members participating in Camp NaNoWriMo’s July session! Member George Squares has written about his Camp NaNo project on his blog.

On Goodreads? The FWG now has a Goodreads group, and we also now have a bookshelf featuring books by our members. Feel free to add any members’ books we’ve missed so far (see the instructions here on how to do that).

We’re always open for guest blog post submissions from members — good exposure and a great way to help out fellow writers. See our guidelines for details.

Need a beta reader? Check out our critique board (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us in the forum shoutbox for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern and Thursdays at 12 p.m. Eastern. (The Saturday chats have been discontinued until further notice.) More info on the Coffeehouse Chats is here.

As always, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!

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

Guild News: June 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members Rob Baird, Lawrence M. Schoen, John Lynne, Rebecca Mickley, and Amy Fontaine!

Member News

In book release news, you can now purchase J. F. R. Coates’ Reborn, the new deluxe edition of Phil Geusz’ Book of Lapism, the new hardcover edition of Paul Kidd’s A Whisper of Wings, Kidd’s latest novel GeneStorm: City in the Sky (in Kindle and print formats), and John Van Stry’s Interregnum (sequel to his Children of Steel). Online, Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort’s From Winter’s Ashes has published Chapter 2.2 and Chapter 2.3.

In short fiction news, Mary E. Lowd’s science fiction story “Panda-Mensional” has appeared in Neo-Opsis, and Weasel has furry fiction in Earth is Huge and We’re All On It. And in poetry news, Weasel’s collection The Hell Inside Us is now available.

In other news, Vixyy Fox’s children’s book Improbable… Never Impossible (illustrated by Cara Bevan and published by Rabbit Valley) won the 2015 Indie Excellence Award in the Children’s Fiction – Early Reader category, and our own M. C. A. Hogarth was elected to the office of Vice President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Congrats, everyone!

(Members: Want your news here? Start a thread in our Member News forum!)

Market News

Upcoming deadlines:  The conbook for Maltese FurCon closes to submissions on June 15, and Rocky Mountain Fur Con’s conbook closes on July 15. The furry anthology Fragments of Life’s Heart closes on August 15.

In non-furry markets, the fantasy anthology Into the Mist seeks dragon stories, deadline July 1.

Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for all the latest news and openings!

Guild News

Nominations for the Cóyotl Awards close today! Last chance to recognize the best furry fiction from 2014. If you need a refresher on what’s eligible, check out our 2014 recommended works thread!

On Goodreads? The FWG now has a Goodreads group, and we also now have a bookshelf featuring books by our members. Feel free to add any members’ books we’ve missed so far (see the instructions here on how to do that).

We’re always open for guest blog post submissions from members — good exposure and a great way to help out fellow writers. See our guidelines for details.

Need a beta reader? Check out our critique board (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern, Thursdays at 12 p.m. Eastern, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. Eastern — all held right in the forum shoutbox. More info here.

As always, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!

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

Guild News: May 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members Sean Cleary/Gödel Fishbreath, John Van Stry, and Bill Kieffer!

Member News

The furry site [adjective][species] published their first poetry feature in April, including works from several of our members and forum friends. Well worth a read, even if you think you’re not into poetry — you just might be surprised. (We also have a new poetry section in our forums.)

Several of our members also have stories and poems up on QuarterReads, a site offering flash fiction and poetry for just 25 cents a read. See this thread for more info.

Eduardo Soliz recently released Super-Short Sci-Fi Stories 2.8, available for just 99 cents at Amazon and other fine digital bookstores, and Donald Jacob Uitvlugt‘sTo Sail the Winds of Song” is online at Another Dimension. Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort’sFrom Winter’s Ashes” continued with Chapter 2.1.

In book news, Friday’s first book Learning to Go will be available very soon from Jaffa Books, Weasel’s Cigarette Burns is now available from Kool Kids Press, and Austen Crowder’s second novel The Painted Cat is available for pre-order from FurPlanet. Congrats, everyone!

(Members: Want your news here? Start a thread in our Member News forum!)

Market News

Upcoming deadlines:  Trick or Treat 3 closes to submissions on June 1. For conbook deadlines, Megaplex’s conbook closes on May 22 and Maltese FurCon’s on June 15.

Remember to keep an eye on our Calls for Submissions thread and our Publishing and Marketing forum for the latest news and openings!

Guild News

Nominations for the Cóyotl Awards are open through June 1. Members, now’s your chance to recognize the best furry fiction from 2014. If you need a refresher on what’s eligible, check out our 2014 recommended works thread and be sure to add your favorites!

The FWG now has a Goodreads group! (Thanks, Munchkin!) That means we also now have a bookshelf featuring books by our members. If you’re on Goodreads, feel free to add any members’ books we’ve missed so far (see the instructions here on how to do that).

We’re always open for guest blog post submissions from members — good exposure and a great way to help out fellow writers. See our guidelines for details.

Need a beta reader? Check out our critique board (you’ll need to be registered with the forum in order to view it).

Want to hang out and talk shop with other furry writers? Come join us for the Coffeehouse Chats, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern, Thursdays at 12 p.m. Eastern, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. Eastern — all held right in the forum shoutbox. More info here.

As always, our forums are open to everyone, not just FWG members. Come register and join the conversation!

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