SFWA Grant Program SFWA’s mission as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to promote, educate, defend, and advocate for our fellow writers and the fantasy and science fiction genre overall led us to establish our Givers Fund last year. Last year the Givers Fund received enough donations to provide grants to projects such as the LaunchPad astronomy […]
Diabolical Plots, self-described as “a Sci-fi/Fantasy zine that covers virtually every media related to the genre from books to movies to video games” is now a SFWA Qualified market. Payment: Eight cents per word, on publication.
by Russell Galen
Have an agent. If you feel you don’t need one, find another human being to whom you have no emotional attachments, who knows a lot about the IP business, will tell you the truth, will be a sounding board for your literary and business questions, and will speak to the buyers of your work so that you can keep some distance from them.
by Cat Rambo
So this morning one of the items that’s been hovering in the wings for a couple of weeks now finally went out, which was the announcement of the game writing qualifications. Since there there’s been a lot of stir and some questions about it. So here’s some answers.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America to Admit Game Writers Writers who help create narratives for video games, table-top roleplaying games and card games will be eligible to be admitted to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) following a membership-wide vote. SFWA will start accepting applications for this Active-level type of […]
Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves wins Prometheus Award for Best Novel, Donald M. Kingsbury’s Courtship Rite to be inducted into Prometheus Hall of Fame.
World Fantasy Awards Final ballot announced.
by Mary Rosenblum
So you can publish on Amazon.com, but if you’re successful they’ll yank your book? What kind of catch 22 is this? Ah, oh yes, all you authors who are trading reviews? Amazon.com, according to that helpful associate Brad spoke to, is ‘looking at’ Goodreads, too. Their own company! They’re looking at authors who connect up to swap reviews… If most of your reviews come from other authors, you might want to think about this.
by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
As a science fiction writer, I’m always on the lookout for cutting edge technologies that might spark an idea for a story. This time, an initiative called Project Scarlet Eagle came looking for me. At first it was all hush-hush, but now I have permission to tell you everything.
Five novels written by writers from the Pacific Northwest are finalists for the 18th annual Endeavour Award. The finalists were announced at Westercon over the Independence Day weekend. The Award comes with an honorarium of $1,000.00.