SFWA is pleased to announce that a “SFWA Star Project” contribution has been awarded to 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide by Corie and Sean Weaver of Dreaming Robot Press.
Nebula Award-winning screenwriter and actor Gene Wilder (b. 1933) died on August 29. Wilder portrayed Dr. Frankenstein in Mel Brooks’s comedy Young Frankenstein as well as the fox in The Little Prince and the title role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
by Sara Ryan
Whatever your situation as a writer, I’d like to encourage you to try writing in the comics format. I keep using the word “format” to emphasize that, as advocates of comics have often been compelled to repeat, “It’s a format, not a genre.” Comics are not just about superheroes, or crime, or memoir, or humor, or romance, or journalism, or realism, or surrealism, or science fiction, or fantasy. Comics can be all those things and more.
MileHiCon 48, Colorado’s largest annual sf convention, will host the LFS awards ceremony presenting the Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement to L. Neil Smith.
by Richard J. Chwedyk
When I started “teaching” the Science Fiction Writing Workshop for undergrad and grad students at Columbia College Chicago, I had no idea what my priorities should be. There’s an obvious plethora of things you want to communicate – a million things you want your students to know. But I wondered: what’s the most important thing for your students to come away with?
If you’re going to be at MidAmeriCon II on Aug 20th, be sure to check out the SFWA’s Meet-and-Greet with Margot Atwell, Kickstarter’s Publishing Lead.
A note from the 2016 Andre Norton Award Jury: We’re well into our reading for this year’s award, and we’d like to remind everyone writing for younger readers that whether it’s YA, middle-grade, or graphic novels, we’re actively interested in–and would love to formally consider–diverse books and #ownvoices work. If it’s speculative and aimed at […]
by Susan Forest
I like seeing a passage, whether my own or someone else’s, improve with a changed word choice, a question answered, or an idea clarified or extended. To create an entirety—a book—from the discrete stories that make it up, by juxtaposing ideas, styles and emotional content, was a satisfying and creative process that was new to me.
Steam Press, a New Zealand publisher, is running a world-wide competition for short-short science fiction stories. All stories will be considered for possible publication and the winning entry is awarded a prize of USD$500.00.
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 […]