On July 1st, 2014, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers welcome Cat Rambo as the new Vice President and Sarah Pinsker as incoming Director at Large (elected from the Eastern Region*).
Concurrent with the start of the organization’s new fiscal year, the SFWA Board will now consist of:
President: Steven Gould (2nd term)
Vice President: Cat Rambo
Secretary: Susan Forest (2nd term)
Chief Financial Officer: Bud Sparhawk (Continuing)
Directors At Large: Sarah Pinsker (Incoming), Lee Martindale, Jim Fiscus, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Matthew Johnson.
SFWA would also like to thank outgoing Vice President and Eastern Regional Director, Rachel Swirsky and E.C. Myers for their hard work and dedication throughout their respective terms.
About the new Board members:
Cat Rambo is on the road through the end of 2014 and may be coming soon to a city near you. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld Magazine, and Tor.com as well as reprints in Catalan, Czech, Estonian, Galician, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and (quite frequently) audio form. Her short story, “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” from collection Near + Far, was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012 and she most recently guest-edited Lightspeed Magazine’s Women Destroying Fantasy issue. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, the Johns Hopkins University, and the Clarion West Writers workshop. Among her accomplishments, she once won a hula contest judged by Neil Gaiman, has ridden an elephant, and is a Maryland-certified Master Gardener. For more about her, as well as links to her blog and fiction, see kittywumpus.net or find her on most social media networks as catrambo.
Sarah Pinsker is the author of the novelette “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind,” winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award in 2014 and 2013 Nebula Award finalist. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Lightspeed, and in anthologies including Long Hidden, Fierce Family, and The Future Embodied.
She co-hosts the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Dangerous Voices Variety Hour, a reading series/quiz show. She is also a singer/songwriter and toured nationally behind three albums on various independent labels: (Charmed, disappear records; Wingspan, Reinventing Records; This is Your Signal, The Beechfields, with the Stalking Horses). A fourth is forthcoming. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and can be found online at
She co-hosts the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Dangerous Voices Variety Hour, a reading series/quiz show. She is also a singer/songwriter and toured nationally behind three albums on various independent labels: (Charmed, disappear records; Wingspan, Reinventing Records; This is Your Signal, The Beechfields, with the Stalking Horses). A fourth is forthcoming. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and can be found online at sarahpinsker.com and twitter.com/sarahpinsker.
*All current directors were elected under the previous bylaws which mandated region specific Directors and three year terms. Our new bylaws bylaws mandate Directors-at-Large which are not region specific and have two year terms. As directors’ old terms expire, replacements and incumbents will run for the new two-year terms voted on by the entire active membership.