Susan Casper (b.1947) died on February 24 following a long illness. A member of SFWA throughout her life, her first published story was “Spring-Fingered Jack,” which appeared in the Charles L. Grant anthology, Fears in 1983. Over the next twenty years, she continued to publish short fiction, usually alone, but occasionally in collaboration with her […]
by Monica Valentinelli
When you produce a game, you’re creating the interactive means for players to share a common experience that is often shaped by a story or narrative. The point, or goal, of that interaction will vary by the type of game. In games set in an expansive world like Star Wars, the Forgotten Realms, or Dragon Age, the goals will be present on a macro and micro level. Those goals drive the game design and shape how writers will intersect with the game’s text.
by Joshua Sky
A big part of selling scripts and landing writing assignments is pitching material in Hollywood. These dealings are nurtured through a series of meetings that you can get in a variety of ways. Let’s explore how to land and get the most from these meetings.
Robert J. Sawyer, science fiction author, is the 2017 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award is bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space.
Ed Bryant (b.August 27, 1945) died on February 10. Bryant attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 1968 and published his first short story, “The Only Come in Dreams” in Adam Magazine in 1970. Bryant was nominated for his first SFWA Nebula Award for the short story “Shark” in 1974 and won back to back short […]
In its submission to the Librarian of Congress, SFWA outlined three priorities for the new Register of copyrights…
Welcome to the February “pro-rate” Market Report.
Maybe that stubborn determination to find an agent and get picked up by a NY publisher so that your book ends up in Barnes and Noble isn’t really worth the (huge) effort.
by Gabrielle Harbowy
If you’re planning to attend Worldcon in Helsinki this year, you might be wondering how much Finnish you’ll need to learn in preparation for your trip.
In the past year SFWA has seen several examples of magazines contemplating monetizing the writers submitting work to them for publication.