Quick Updates for 2010-11-18

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Member News

  • SFWA Mourns Longtime Member, Volunteer Glenn Lewis Gillette here.
  • Welcome to SFWA’s newest Associate member Pamela Taylor. Read her qualifying story in Apex Magazine.
  • Welcome to SFWA’s newest Associate member Sarah Frost with a sale to Analog.
  • Welcome to SFWA’s newest Associate member Kyle Aisteach with a sale to COSMOS.
  • Welcome to SFWA’s newest Associate member Ada Milenkovic Brown with a sale to Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show.
  • Welcome to SFWA’s newest Associate member Matthew Bennardo with a sale to Asimov’s.
  • Welcome to SFWA’s newest Associate member Sunny Moraine with a sale to Strange Horizons.
  • Congratulations to SFWA member Jamie Todd Rubin who upgraded from Associate to Active with a sale to Analog.
  • Welcome back to SFWA Active member Tobias Buckell, author of Halo: The Cole Protocol and Crystal Rain. “Rejoining SFWA.”
  • Welcome to SFWA’s newest Active member Andrew Mayer, author of The Falling Machine (PYR, 2011).
  • Welcome to SFWA’s newest Active member Lena Coakley, author of THE WITCHLANDERS (S&S, 2011).
  • Welcome to SFWA’s newest Active member Gayle Ann Williams, author of TSUNAMI BLUE.
  • Congratulations to SFWA member Jim C. Hines who signed a 2-book deal with DAW.
  • Congratulations to SFWA member Alethea Kontis who sold her debut novel SUNDAY to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Happy release day for SONGS OF LOVE & DEATH: a Gardner Dozois anthology with SFWA members Marjorie Liu, Yasmine Galenorn, and others.
  • Happy release day to METAtropolis: Cascadia. Stories by SFWA members Jay Lake, Ken Scholes, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and Mary Robinette Kowal.
  • SFWA member Chris McKitterick had a blast at launch of his debut novel TRANSCENDENCE.
  • Congratulation to SFWA member Seanan McGuire, whose novel FEED is one of PW’s Best Books of 2010!
  • SFWA member Matthew Kressel reports that the KGB Raffle was a success. Thanks for your generous support!

Industry News

  • SFWA’s 2010 Nebula Award nomination period is open. It runs from 11/15 – 2/15/2011. Information here.
  • SFWA members who wish to submit their work for consideration may do so in the Discussion Forums here.
  • The Cleopatra Literary Contest seeks to foster aspiring young women writers. Sponsored by SFWA member Stephanie Draven, the contest is aimed at female writers between 13 and 22 years old.
  • SFWA Member Jim Freund‘s sf/f radio show, Hour of the Wolf, gets new day and time. More information here.

Resources

  • SFWA member Jim C. Hines has put together a resource on reporting sexual harassment in SF/F to publishers. Information here.

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