2021 Cóyotl Awards

The Furry Writers’ Guild announced the 2021 Cóyotl Awards winners at Fur Down Under on April 29. 

The awards are given for the best anthropomorphic fiction of the past year.

BEST NOVEL

  • Freedom Ring by Frances Pauli

BEST NOVELLA

  • Carnage by Weasel

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “Colored in Sepia” by S. Park

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • Shark Week: An Ocean Anthology edited by Ian Madison Keller

BEST OTHER WORK

  • Furry Fiction is Everywhere by Ian Madison Keller and Mary E. Lowd

2021 Cóyotl Award Nominees

The Furry Writers’ Guild posted the nominees for the 2021 Cóyotl Awards on March 17. 

The awards are given for the best anthropomorphic fiction of the past year.

BEST NOVEL

  • Aces High by J. Daniel Phillips
  • Bringing Down Upworld by Kandrel
  • God of Fire by Ryan Campbell
  • Freedom Ring by Frances Pauli

BEST NOVELLA

  • The Bee’s Waltz: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel by Mary E. Lowd*
  • Carnage by Weasel
  • The Lengthy Farewell by P.C Hatter
  • Dark Lane by P.C Hatter

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “I’m Just Your Stud” by Dirt Coyote in The Voice of Dog
  • “The Squirrelherd and the Sound” by Emmie Christie in Zooscape #12
  • “Colored in Sepia” by S. Park
  • “Familiar Encounter” by Darius Davis in The Voice of Dog

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • Sam Digger: Beaver Detective by Ian Madison Keller
  • Shark Week: An Ocean Anthology edited by Ian Madison Keller
  • A Swordmaster’s Tale edited by Tarl “Voice” Hoch
  • Difursity: Volume 2 edited by Weasel

BEST OTHER WORK

  • Puplift: A Dog’s Guide to Space by Tempe O’Kun
  • Furry Fiction is Everywhere by Ian Madison Keller and Mary E. Lowd

* Despite the ‘Novel’ in the title, novella at <50,000 words; all votes tallied only from Novella results.

2020 Cóyotl Awards

The Furry Writers’ Guild named the winners of the 2020 Cóyotl Awards in a livestreamed ceremony on May 8.

The awards are given for the best anthropomorphic fiction of the past year. View the awards announcement video here.

BEST NOVEL

  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

BEST NOVELLA

  • Rightful Salvage by Frances Pauli

BEST SHORT STORY

  •  “Water” by Utunu in The Voice of Dog

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • Selections of Anthropomorphic Regalements Vol. 1 edited by K. C. Alpinus

BEST OTHER WORK

  • The Voice of Dog (podcast) hosted by Khaki

[Thanks to Cassie B. for the story.]

2020 Cóyotl Award Nominees

The Furry Writers’ Guild posted the nominees for the 2020 Cóyotl Awards on March 1. 

The awards are given for the best anthropomorphic fiction of the past year.

BEST NOVEL

  • Love Match (Book 3) by Kyell Gold
  • Ritual of the Ancients (Changing Bodies: Book 1) by Ian Madison Keller
  • Disbanded (Serpentia Book 1) by Frances Pauli
  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

BEST NOVELLA

  • Rightful Salvage by Frances Pauli
  • What Makes a Witch by Linnea Capps
  • Dude, Where’s My Pack? by Kyell Gold
  • Soup of the Moment: A Tale of Barsk by Lawrence M. Schoen

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “The Battler” by Cedric G! Bacon in Even Furries Hate Nazis
  • “Water” by Utunu in The Voice of Dog
  • “Summer Strawberries” by Mary E. Lowd in The Voice of Dog
  • “Nazis Should Never Be Normal” by Nathan Hopp in Even Furries Hate Nazis

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • Difursity: Stories by Furries of Color edited by Weasel
  • Selections of Anthropomorphic Regalements Vol. 1 edited by K. C. Alpinus
  • Boldly Going Forward edited by Sean Gerace
  • Even Furries Hate Nazis edited by Kate Watts

BEST OTHER WORK

  • The Voice of Dog (podcast) hosted by Khaki
  • Fox Spirit: A Two-Tailed Adventure (interactive novel) by Amy Clare Fontaine