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2016-17 FWG Presidency
« on: May 31, 2016, 04:25:00 PM »
Hi. I'm Chipotle, a/k/a Watts Martin, and the incoming Furry Writers' Guild president.

Many of you know me mostly from hanging out in the FWG Slack and the Shoutbox. I've been in furry fandom since the late 1980s, and started writing furry stories almost as soon as I realized they were a thing. I've been nominated for the Cóyotl Award and the Ursa Major Award several times, and my novella Indigo Rain won a Cóyotl in 2013.

Less well known these days, though, is that I co-created and edited Mythagoras, an eclectic furry 'zine with unabashedly literary pretentions. Friends and I wanted to mingle furry writing with more mainstream sf/fantasy. While Mythagoras didn't last too long, it showcased early work from M.C.A. Hogarth, Lawrence M. Schoen, Paul Kidd, and others, and influenced Sofawolf Press. (Their early magazine Anthrolations was, if not a spiritual direct descendant, at least a spiritual cousin once removed.)

The Furry Writers' Guild focuses on what I wanted to do all those years ago: promoting quality anthropomorphic fiction and its creators. Duroc and Sean Rivercritic set up a strong foundation here, which Poetigress did an amazing job shepherding and growing. I'm hoping to keep that momentum going, and with any luck (and more than a little help from all of you), find new avenues for developing our work and attracting wider audiences.

Here's to a great year!

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Re: 2016-17 FWG Presidency
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 06:11:08 PM »
Ryoukai! o7
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For all the mothers who come near
To find out
Calling pulse bombs a response

With cotton in their ears
And goodbye kisses for the ones
In the ground
Collecting fallout from the blast

The road leads where it's led
While all the darlings cover Earth
With bare hands

They're blowing all the other kids away

Angels stole the show
The roaring seraph, singing thunder, called
The mother's children home

Blowing all the other kids away"

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Re: 2016-17 FWG Presidency
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 07:23:20 AM »

COLD BLOOD: Fatal Fables, from Jaffa Press. Six stories (four previously never before published) explore sex and violence in Aesop's World. Cover by the adorable Viergatch. Coming this May.


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Re: 2016-17 FWG Presidency
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 08:05:20 AM »
I'm sure you're going to rock this place :D
Now accepting submissions!
Civilized Beasts 2016
Fragments of Life's Heart
Where to find some of my work:
Civilized Beasts 2015 ~ ROAR 6 ~ Will of the Alpha 3


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Re: 2016-17 FWG Presidency
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 01:25:47 AM »
Welcome and excited that you're president!
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