I don’t write fiction as much as I edit anthologies. I’d like to call attention to my anthology Gods With Fur, published by FurPlanet last June, which is eligible in the Best Anthology category.
Of 2016 fiction and anthologies not by me, these impressed me:
Black Angel by Kyell Gold; Sofawolf Press, March
The Digital Coyote by Kris Schnee; CreateSpace, July
Fracture by Hugo Jackson; Inspired Quill Publishing, September
Legacy: Dawn, by Rukis; FurPlanet Productions, June
Sixes Wild: Echoes, by Tempe O’Kun; FurPlanet Productions, June
Spirit Hunters. Book 2, The Open Road by Paul Kidd; Kitsune Press; May
“400 Rabbits” by Alice “Huskyteer” Dryden, in Gods With Fur, FurPlanet Productions, June
“A Gentleman of Strength” by Dwale, in Claw the Way to Victory, Jaffa Books, January
“Long Time I Hunt” by Erin Lale, in ROAR vol.7, Bad Dog Books, June
“Three Minutes to Midnight” by Killick, in Gods With Fur, FurPlanet Productions, June
“Trade All the Stars” by Watts Martin, in Fragments of Life’s Heart vol. 1, Weasel Press, June
Claw the Way to Victory, ed. by AnthroAquatic; Jaffa Books, January
ROAR vol. 7, ed. by Mary E. Lowd; Bad Dog Books, June. (I know she’s withdrawn it from award consideration, but it’s still one of the best furry anthologies of the year.)
I don’t think I’ve read any 2016 novellas yet. I’ve got Culdesac: A Novella from the World of Mort(e) by Robert Repino; Soho Press, November, reserved at the L.A. Public Library, but it hasn’t come in yet. Likewise for the novel The Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada; New Directions, November.