2018 Leo Literary Awards Announced at Furry Weekend Atlanta

The second annual Leo Awards were presented at Furry Weekend Atlanta on May 11.

Congratulations to Ursula Vernon on another win!

The Leo Awards’ goal is to highlight exceptional works of literature in the furry fandom. The juried award is given to those works that surpass a benchmark score, which means that there can be multiple “best” works in each category.

The finalists are listed here with the award winners in BOLDFACE.

Novels

  • The Demon and the Fox, by Tim Susman
  • Heirloom of the Rusks, by Lucas D’Aquina
  • Wonder Engine, by Ursula Vernon
  • Small World, by Gre7g Luterman

Novellas

  • The Snake’s Song, by Mary E. Lowd
  • Queen of Arts,by Frances Pauli
  • Silence of the Dragon, by Madison Keller

Anthologies

  • Infurno, by Thurston Howl
  • Typewriter Emergencies, by Weasel
  • ROAR 9, by Mary E. Lowd
  • Dissident Signals, by NightEyes Dayspring and Slip Wolf
  • CLAW, by K.C. Alpinus
  • 12 Days of Yiffmas, by Thurston Howl
  • Furry Trash, by JFR Coates

Short Stories

  • “The Promise,” by TJ Minde, in HEAT 15
  • “A Road of Dust and Honey” by Searska GreyRaven, in Dissident Signals
  • “Smokey and the Jaybird,” by Slip-Wolf in CLAW
  • “Roses,” by Searska GreyRaven, in CLAW
  • “House of Hares,” by Madison Keller from Slashers
  • “Wing Day,” by Mary E. Lowd from Daily Science Fiction
  • “Damned If I Don’t,” by Thurston Howl from Slashers
  • “Saguaros,” by Watts Martin in ROAR 9
  • “Resistance,” by David Sula in ROAR 9
  • “No Dogs,” by K.C. Alpinus in ROAR 9
  • “Not All Dogs,” by Mary E. Lowd in Dissident Signals

Book Covers

  • Heat 15, by Maquenda
  • Cold Blood: Fatal Fables, by Lew Viergacht
  • Purrfect Tails, by Monori Rogue
  • Furry Trash, by (unknown currently)
  • Slashers, by Stedilnik

Inaugural Leo Awards Announced at Anthrocon


The first annual Leo Awards were presented at Anthrocon 2018 on July 7.

The Leo Awards’ goal is to highlight exceptional works of literature in the furry fandom. The juried award is given to those works that surpass a benchmark score, which means that there can be multiple “best” works in each category.

The finalists are listed here with the award winners in BOLDFACE.

Novels

  • Jackalope Wives and Other Stories, by Ursula Vernon
  • Imperium Lupi, by Adam Browne
  • ReWritten, by Jako Malan
  • Kismet, by Watts Martin
  • The Tower and the Fox, by Tim Susman
  • GENMOS: Gathering Storms, by Stephen Coghlan
  • Always Gray in Winter, by Mark Engels
  • Otters in Space 3: Octopus Ascending, by Mary E. Lowd
  • The Wayward Astronomer, by Geoffrey Thomas
  • The Student, by Joe Sherman
  • Thousand Tales, Learning to Fly, by Kris Schnee
  • Griffin Ranger 2: The Monster Lands, by Roz Gibson
  • Black Dust, by Invisible Wolf and Achilles
  • Mist, by Amy Fontaine
  • Where Werewolves Fear to Tread, by Alan Gordon

Novellas

  • Jazz at the End of the Night, by Weasel
  • Matriarch: Elephant vs. T-Rex, by Roz Gibson
  • The Earth Tigers, by Frances Pauli
  • Dragon Fried Cheese: Dragonsbane Saga Book 3, by Madison Keller
  • Pride of Parahumans, by Joel Kreissman
  • Intimate Little Secrets, by Rechan
  • Dubiously Canon: Sinful Behavior, by Rukis

Anthologies

  • Bleak Horizons, edited by Tarl Hoch
  • Passing Through, edited by Weasel
  • Seven Deadly Sins, edited by Thurston Howl
  • Civilized Beasts II, edited by Weasel Press
  • Dogs of War, vol. 1, edited by Fred Patten
  • ROAR 8, edited by Mary E. Lowd
  • Symbol of a Nation, edited by Fred Patten

Short Stories

  • Crossroads the Namib, by Jako Malan (from Symbol of a Nation)
  • When the Paint Dries, by Rechan (from Intimate Little Secrets)
  • The Lion of the Low Countries, by Huskyteer (from Symbol of a Nation)
  • Personal History, by Tim Susman (from ROAR 8)
  • To the Victor the Spoils, by Ocean Tigrox (from HEAT 14)
  • The Moon Like an Unhatched Egg, by Mary E. Lowd (from Symbol of a Nation)
  • The Moon Fox, by Amy Fontaine (from Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores)
  • Tucked Away, by E. S. Lapso (from ROAR 8)
  • Shells on the Beach, by Tom Mullins (from i)
  • Empty, by Faora Meridian (from FANG 8)
  • Reflections, by TJ Minde (from FANG 8)
  • Castle Phoenix, by Greyflank (from ROAR 8)
  • Behesht, by Dwale (from ROAR 8)
  • Repository, by Hypetaph (from Seven Deadly Sins)
  • One Alien’s Wreckage, by Mary E. Lowd (from Daily Science Fiction)

Poems

  • A Deafening Dirge, by BanWynn Oakshadow (from Civilized Beasts II)
  • Top to Bottom, by Mog Moogle (from HEAT 14)
  • Unbroken, by Televassi (from Werewolves Vs Fascism)
  • The Natural Order Disordered, by J. J. Steinfeld (from Civilized Beasts II)

Nonfiction

  • Furries Among Us 2, edited by Thurston Howl
  • Furry Nation, by Joe Strike
  • Furry Fandom Conventions 1989-2015, by Fred Patten

[Thanks to JJ for the story.]