Claw & Quill

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Claw & Quill

Claw & Quill is the name used by Watts Martin for a variety of furry fandom websites; most recently, for a online non-fiction magazine.


The first version of the website, a fiction-focussed webzine titled Claw & Quill: Modern Fables, was launched in October 2004.[1] The project proved short-lived, due in part to pressure of work and the loss of two contributors (Jacob Schmid and Fred Patten) due to health issues.[2]

By the end of 2005, Watts had into a curated story archive for readers and writers of fiction.[3] In 2011, a strategy guide and initial code were published.[4] The website was to be written in Python using the Django framework. However, this concept was ultimately abandoned.

By May 2013, Claw & Quill was being described as an online magazine about furry fandom,[5] and Watts was seeking submissions of reviews, interviews, personal and business profiles, and stories about other topics within the fandom.[6] The first issue was published in October 2013.[7]


Claw & Quill #1 (29 October 2013)
  • "Welcome to Claw & Quill" (Watts Martin)
  • "Pup Fiction" (Alice Dryden/Huskyteer)
  • "Is Furry Fiction Science Ficton?" (Kyell Gold)
  • "Nature vs. Nuture in San Iadras" (Watts Martin)


  1. Claw & Quill goes live - Watts Martin, Flayrah (19 October 2004)
  2. So what happened? - Watts Martin, Claw & Quill (11 June 2005)
  3. Claw & Quill 2.0? -   chipotlecoyote (13 December 2005)
  4. Claw & Quill - BitBucket - Watts Martin (strategy guide written January 2010)
  5. About Claw & Quill - Watts Martin, Claw & Quill
  6. Non-fiction magazine 'Claw & Quill' seeks (re)launch material - GreenReaper, Flayrah (14 May 2013)
  7. Welcome to Claw & Quill - Watts Martin, Claw & Quill #1 (28 October 2013)

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