2016 Cóyotl Award Winners

By Fred Patten: The 2016 Cóyotl Awards. for the best anthropomorphic fiction of 2016, were announced May 27 at the Furlandia convention in Portland.

The winners are listed first and in bold.

Best Novel

  • The Digital Coyote by Kris Schnee
  • Black Angel by Kyell Gold
  • Dog Country by Malcolm F. Cross
  • Flower’s Curse by Madison Keller
  • Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada

Best Novella

  • The Goat by Bill Kieffer
  • Culdesac by Robert Repino
  • The Time He Desires by Kyell Gold

Best Short Story

  • 400 Rabbits by Alice “Huskyteer” Dryden
  • A Gentleman of Strength by Dwale
  • Old-Dry-Snakeskin by Ross Whitlock
  • The Torch by Chris “Sparf” Williams

Best Anthology

  • Gods with Fur edited by Fred Patten
  • Claw the Way to Victory edited by AnthroAquatic
  • Hot Dish #2 edited by Dark End

My anthology Gods with Fur won in the Best Anthology category.  The Best Short Story winner, “400 Rabbits” by Alice Dryden, is in Gods with Fur.

Gods with Fur has also been nominated for a 2016 Ursa Major Award.  The Ursa Majors will be announced at Anthrocon in Pittsburgh next month.

2015 Cóyotl Awards

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The winners of the 2015 Cóyotl Awards, presented by the Furry Writers’ Guild for the Best Anthropomorphic Literature of the 2015 calendar year, were announced August 13 at the Rocky Mountain Fur Con in Denver.

BEST NOVEL

Winner

  • Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen (Tor Books, December 2015)

Runners-Up

  • Forest Gods by Ryan Campbell (Sofawolf Press, September 2015)
  • The Long Road Home by Rukis (FurPlanet Productions, July 2015)
  • Rat’s Reputation by Michael H. Payne (Sofawolf Press,
  • Windfall by Tempe O’Kun (FurPlanet Productions, July 2015)

BEST NOVELLA

Winner

  • Koa of the Drowned Kingdom by Ryan Campbell (FurPlanet Productions, September 2015)

Runner-Up

  • Losing My Religion by Kyell Gold (FurPlanet Productions, September 2015)

BEST SHORT STORY

Winner

  • The Analogue Catby Alice “Huskyteer” Dryden (in The Furry Future, ed. by Fred Patten; FurPlanet Productions, January 2015)

Runners-Up

  • Bullet Tooth Clawby Marshall L. Moseley (in Inhuman Acts, ed. by Ocean Tigrox; FurPlanet Productions, September 2015)
  • Muskrat Bluesby Ianus J. Wolf (in Inhuman Acts, ed. by Ocean Tigrox; FurPlanet Productions, September 2015)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

Winner

  • Inhuman Acts edited by Ocean Tigrox (FurPlanet Productions, September 2015)

Runners-Up

  • The Furry Future edited by Fred Patten (FurPlanet Productions, January 2015)
  • ROAR Volume 6 edited by Mary E. Lowd (Bad Dog Books, July 2015)

[Thanks to Fred Patten for the story.]

2015 Cóyotl Awards Finalists

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The Furry Writers’ Guild has posted the final ballot for the 2015 Cóyotl Awards.

Only Guild members may vote on the winners. “It’s the closest thing in furry fandom to a juried award, as opposed to the Ursa Major Award which is open for the public to vote upon,” Fred Patten explained. The deadline to cast an online ballot is July 1.

All the nominees but three in the Best Novel category are published by FurPlanet Productions.  Of the three non-FurPlanet novels, two are published by Sofawolf Press and Barsk is published by Tor Books.

Best Novel

  • Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen
  • Forest Gods by Ryan Campbell
  • The Long Road Home by Rukis
  • Rat’s Reputation by Michael H. Payne
  • Windfall by Tempe O’Kun

Best Novella

  • Koa of the Drowned Kingdom by Ryan Campbell
  • Losing My Religion by Kyell Gold
  • Where the Rivers Meet by Renee Carter Hall

Best Short Story

  • “The Analogue Cat” by Alice “Huskyteer” Dryden
  • “Bullet Tooth Claw” by Marshall L. Moseley
  • “Muskrat” by Ianus J. Wolf

Best Anthology

  • The Furry Future edited by Fred Patten
  • Inhuman Acts edited by Ocean Tigrox
  • ROAR Volume 6 edited by Mary E. Lowd

[Thanks to Fred Patten for the story.]

2015 Cóyotl Award Winners

The Furry Writers’ Guild announced the winners of the 2014 Cóyotl Awards Recognizing Excellence in Anthropomorphic Literature on September 24 at Rainfurrest in Seattle.

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Best Novel

  • Off the Beaten Path by Rukis

Best Novella

  • Huntress by Renee Carter Hall

Best Short Story

  • Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon

Best Anthology

  • Abandoned Places edited by TarlHoch

[Thanks to Mark for the story. The Mark that doesn’t use his surname.]

2014 Cóyotl Awards Shortlist

The Furry Writers’ Guild announced the nominees for the 2014 Cóyotl Awards Recognizing Excellence in Anthropomorphic Literature on June 2.

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Best Novel

  • The Bees by Laline Paull
  • Bête by Adam Roberts
  • Off the Beaten Path by Rukis

Best Novella

  • 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

Best Anthology

  • Abandoned Places edited by TarlHoch
  • Tales from the Guild: Music to Your Ears edited by AnthroAquatic

Voting will run through August 15. Only Guild members are eligible to vote.

Cóyotl Award Winners

The Furry Writers’ Guild announced the winners of the Cóyotl Awards for 2012 and 2013 at Rainfurrest 2014 on September 26.

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2012 Cóyotl Awards

2013 Cóyotl Awards

(Full list of nominees here — 2012 and 2013.)

The Furry Writers’ Guild exists to “support, inform, elevate, and promote quality writing and writers of anthropomorphic fiction.”