SFWA has a number of different programs to try to help get news out about our authors and events that might be of interest to the science fiction and fantasy community. One of those are our Quick Updates posts.
Each item in the Quick Updates starts on our Twitter feed, @sfwa, and then is crossposted to the SFWA site. The @sfwa Twitter feed tweets sales, publications, and readings or appearances by SFWA members. Self publications will be accepted for re-tweeting, but only self publications by Active members. Legal considerations prevent us from promoting Kickstarters or other similar crowd-funded ventures.
If you are a SFWA member there are two ways to add your information to Quick Updates.
If you don’t have a twitter account, then use the form below to send us the information.
If you have a twitter account, Direct Message @sfwa with your 140 character update. (Can’t DM us? Tweet “I’m a @sfwa member” and we’ll know to start following you, or email [email protected] Please note, if you message on Friday afternoon, or over the weekend, your RT might not appear until Monday.)
In both cases, please include the words “SFWA member” in the body of the quick update. Like this, “SFWA Member Excited Author is pleased to announce that his novel GREAT NOVEL has hit the NYT best seller list.”
It’s fine to include a URL for more information, but remember that the link counts as part of your 140 characters. You can shorten the url through several services. The tiniest of them is 3.ly
As well as the @sfwa twitter account, which tweets announcements of members’ publishing news, SFWA also maintains the @sfwaauthors Twitter feed to help spread the word about members’ blog posts about writing, fiction/reading (reviews, reading recommendations, etc), science, or publishing, or about their own writing or publishing news. If you’re a member of SFWA who would like to have the writing and publishing posts from your blog included in the @sfwaauthors stream, please send an email to [email protected]. Please include the URL of your blog–or better yet, the URL of your blog’s RSS feed–in the body of your email.
This feed tweets links to your appropriately tagged blog posts. It does not retweet your tweets.
Only blogs owned by SFWA members are eligible to be included in the @sfwaauthors feed.
Not every blog post is appropriate for @sfwaauthors. If a post is not about writing, or about science, or fiction or publishing, do not mark it for inclusion in the @sfwaauthors twitter feed. (Instructions on how to mark posts for inclusion in the @sfwaauthors twitter feed will be provided when you email [email protected]. ) Repeated violations of this policy will be grounds for removal from the feed. SFWA reserves the right to determine what posts are appropriate.
Marking blog posts for inclusion that include threats or personal attacks or obvious trolling will also be grounds for removal.
While SFWA does maintain the @sfwaauthors Twitter feed for the benefit of its members, ultimately the posts that appear in the feed are the responsibility of the authors of those posts, and are in no way endorsed by SFWA, nor do such posts reflect the opinions or policy of SFWA.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the @sfwaauthors twitterfeed, please email [email protected]