The judges for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2016, have now been impaneled and are accepting submissions.
Agent Linn Prentis (b.1944) died on December 24. Prentis began her long career as an agent working for the Virginia Kidd Agency, leaving after fifteen years to strike out on her own.
by Cat Rambo
One question comes up more than any other when I teach writing: how do I know when a piece is ready for submission?
Welcome to 2017 and SFWA’s latest pro-rate Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA.
by Dennis Mathis
My favorite science fiction story of all time is…
And one of the Borgesian wonders of this mind-bending little short story is that I never remember what the title is or who wrote it, as if one possibility is that I imagined it word by word and it just exists in my head.
Richard Adams (1920 – 2016) died on December 24. Adams was the author of Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs. Adams was studying history at Worcester College, Oxford when World War II began. He was called up to join the Royal Army Service Corps, but despite postings in the Middle East, Europe, and the […]
A designer must consider far more boring details than a writer. Game writing is all about the big ideas in a game and how they fit together. That requires detail to ensure everything meshes, but a world or character can tap into a gamer’s imagination to fill in the details.
Submission extension for the Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations 2017, an event held in Glasgow in the 29th and 30th of March 2017.
SFWA opened its doors to game writers as members this year, using the qualifications created by the Game Writing Committee. Alas, as with so much in life, those were not perfect, so we gathered information and worked on amending them. After long deliberation, the Board has voted to change the qualifications, and the motion has […]
by J Lloren Quill
How much money does an author make selling a book?
It should be a simple question with a straightforward answer, but it’s not. With technology at our side, we now have the data to answer this simple question in about 1.2 million different ways.