2019 Leo Literary Awards Nominations

The shortlist for the 2019 Leo Literary Awards has been announced. 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 winners should be revealed by the end of the month.


  • Fair Trade by Gre7g Luterman
  • Akela by Ben Goodridge
  • Traitors, Thieves, and Liars by Rick Griffin
  • Blood in the Mist by Josh Vogt
  • Tales of the Para-Imperium by Joel Kreissman
  • The Student, Vol. 3 by Joe Sherman
  • The War and the Fox by Tim Susman
  • Symphony of Shifting Tides by Leilani Wilson


  • Nexus Nine by Mary E. Lowd


  • The Furry Cookbook edited by Thurston Howl
  • FANG 10 edited by Sparf and Kyell Gold
  • The Jackal Who Came in From the Cold edited by Adele Wearing
  • Patterns in Frost, vol. 3 edited by Tim Susman and Dark End
  • The Rabbit Dies First edited by Ryan Campbell
  • Tri-Galactic Trek by Mary E. Lowd
  • Thrill of the Hunt edited by Rechan and KC Alpinus
  • HEAT 16 edited by Alopex and Dark End
  • Foxers or Beariefs edited by Thurston Howl

Short Stories

  • “The Brand Thief” by Dookfiend
  • “Bourbon Jack” by Linnea Capps
  • “Bucking the Trend” by Madison Keller
  • “Dance with the Devil” by Jessica Paddock
  • “Night’s Dawn” by Jaden Drackus
  • “Otter Dance” by Frances Pauli
  • “Swipe Right, Now What” by MythicFox
  • “An Orange by Any Other Name” by Watts Martin
  • “Timeless” by Mog Moogle
  • “Ecto-Cafe” by Mary E. Lowd
  • “Painting the Prince” by Undying Reverie
  • “They Demand Tribute” by KC Alpinus
  • “Swallowed by the Sea” by Ocean Tigrox
  • “First” by TJ Minde


  • “Untitled Haiku” by Mog Moogle

Book Covers

  • SPECIES: Otters by Kippy
  • Tri-Galactic Trek by BlackTeagan
  • Traitor by unknown
  • Furry Trash by unknown

[Thanks to Jonathan Thurston for the story.]

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