Following the decision of Linnea to not continue in the role of president, I have decided to put myself forward to take over the role.
Over the past year, I feel like the Furry Writers’ Guild has made some great improvements in terms of what it does as an organisation. I have to give great credit to Linnea and all that has been done by the previous administration.
I do not come forward with any grand plans or sweeping reforms to be made. I simply wish to keep up the momentum gathered in the past year. The guild cannot regress and lose this progress, which I fear would happen without a president to guide it. I know “I’m better than no one” isn’t exactly a great campaign promise, but I also believe it is true. Having a president for the guild is better than none, but I also do have some plans to go forward.
The guild has laid good foundations to help promote its authors, but I feel that more can be done. I intend to make it easier for writers and publishers to submit their work (with priority to new releases) to the guild. I intend to make it easier for this content to reach the eyes of readers, and not just other writers.
Oxfurred Comma was without a doubt one of the biggest undertakings the guild has taken in recent years. A second edition of this should go ahead.
Review membership requirements and levels to ensure the right balance between published and self-published authors, as well as hobby and career writers.
I do not intend to be a revolutionary president of the Furry Writers’ Guild. I merely hope to be a safe pair of hands who can carry on the momentum gathered in the last twelve months.
The guild has great potential. I would hate to see that go to waste because no one stepped up.