This winter, writers can level up their skills in three key areas through live, intensive online classes offered by the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust. Odyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit known worldwide for offering some of the best in-person and online programs for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
The Sunburst Awards, recognizing “Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic,” has added a short story award category. Short stories published in magazines, anthologies or collections, or online all qualify.
Please note that, as of November 1, 2016, Cemetery Dance is no longer a SFWA-qualifying market.
by Rosalind Moran
The moody male lead is widespread throughout all genres, but it can be difficult to see why anybody would want to spend time with him. He’s brooding, exceedingly individualistic, melancholic, and disposed to hanging around outdoors during thunderstorms for no good reason beyond cultivating his mystique.
Welcome to SFWA’s latest pro-rate Market Report.
David G. Hartwell
Available as an ebook on a PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT basis at https://gumroad.com/l/yellowvol (pre-order now, release date October 31st), all proceeds from The Yellow Volume, after hosting fees, benefit The Clarion Foundation.
Sheri S. Tepper (b.1929), critically acclaimed author of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery novels, died October 22, 2016, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she ran a guest ranch.
Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction is now available as a free download (PDF, EPUB, or MOBI).
“Everything Change” features twelve stories from Arizona State University’s 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest along with along with a foreword by science fiction legend and contest judge Kim Stanley Robinson and an interview with renowned climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi.
by Rosalind Moran
A regrettable trend across much fantasy writing is that of a horse not really being a horse, but simply a plot device; a vehicle to help carry a story along. Horses, however, are not vehicles.