The Museum of Science Fiction is excited to announce the start of a concept art competition for its 2015 Preview Museum, which is to be located in the Washington, DC metro area. The competition is open to every creative mind on the planet and is an opportunity for the next generation of science fiction artists to share their talent.
by Amy Sundberg
Let’s talk about hope today, shall we?
One of my friends posted this great thought about hope on Facebook, which I cannot share with you word-for-word because privacy, but he basically talked about the importance of maintaining a store of hope in order to continue accomplishing things in life. And then another friend texted me about hope a day or two later, and I said, “Yeah, I’m going to blog about this now.”
Video of Ursula K. Le Guin’s acceptance speech at the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
The Sunburst Award Committee announced today that they have moved into the digital age. Starting with the 2015 awards, they will accept e-book versions of submissions as well as print ones.
by Jeremiah Tolbert
I once sat beside a campfire in Washington and listened to a man with a pistol strapped to his waist lecture for an hour about the ecology and habits of the Sasquatch. Meanwhile, my companions–a college professor and two high school teachers–had taken up buckets in a circle around our camp and were drumming to attract the great skunk ape into our midst.
Author and SFWA member Alan Lickiss died on November 10th, 2014. Lickiss began publishing science fiction in 1996 when his story “Martian Invaders Meet Mom,” co-written with his wife Rebecca, appeared in The Leading Edge. He followed it up with several more stories, often in anthologies, as well as in Analog. Five of his stories […]
by Nancy Fulda
My oldest sister is very wise. Once, long ago, when I was struggling to master a difficult situation, she sent me a letter about strength and weakness. The gist of the content was this: Many strengths are the flip side of weakness.
From the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust: This winter, the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust is offering three live online courses with the same high quality and rigorous approach as its acclaimed, in-person Odyssey workshop: Showing versus Telling in Fantastic Fiction, One Brick at a Time: Crafting Compelling Scenes, and Effective Endings in Speculative Fiction. […]
On Veteran’s Day 2014 (Tuesday, November 11), 50 veteran authors will pledge 100% of their print, ebook and audio book royalties to their favorite veteran’s charity.
by Cat Rambo
Are you putting words on the page? Then you are doing it right.
You may not be creating publishable words. You may not be creating amazing words. You may not be creating words you like. But by creating words, you are doing something actual, tangible, verifiable. And that puts you ahead of all the people who aren’t writing.