In previous posts, SFWA’s own “Tax Czarina” discussed some basic tax issues writers face, bartering, and the 1099 Misc. form. This week’s post focuses on how the IRS differentiates hobbies from businesses.
by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
The popular advice for writers is to write your first draft for just one person and then to revise for the world. Your voice, they say, should be personal and true and deep but the story itself must have mass-market appeal. This is a rainbow I chased for a long time. Lately, though, I’m starting to question the simple assumption that success is measured by the number of readers.
On March 20th, 2016 the price for the SFWA Nebula Conference will be going up to $145.00. Don’t miss out and register now at the early bird price of $120.00. Banquet, tours, and some workshops are additional. $120.00 – Nebula Awards Banquet $30.00 – Legal Workshop (when combined with full conference admission) $50.00 – City […]
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce that Sir Terry Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) has been named the recipient of the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. Among the positive changes SFWA has made this year is renaming the Solstice Award to the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. We felt […]
So far, SFWA’s own “Tax Czarina” has discussed basic tax issues writers face and questions about bartering. This week, she focuses on questions regarding Form 1099 MISC. Q: Did I miss the deadline for Form 1099-MISC? What should I do? A: The deadline for delivering Form 1099-MISC was February 1. So you may have missed that deadline. The deadline for filing […]
by Dan Koboldt
In some ways, publishing is a zero-sum game. There are only so many slots in the schedule of traditional publishers. Only ten books can occupy the top ten list, and only one can win the Hugo. Yet the most dangerous and pervasive threat to the aspiring author is not another author, nor is it a big bad publisher. Nor is it a certain online store. No, the biggest threat is the ever-shrinking reading time the average person has in our modern world.
The SFWA Blog is now offering monthly market updates. Here’s the March, 2016 report.
A Kickstarter campaign for a documentary about Ursula K. Le Guin is in its final hours. As part of the final fundraising drive, all backers ($15 and up) will receive (in addition to the regular rewards) a “What to Read in 2016” as recommended by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Last week, our own “Tax Czarina” discussed some basic tax issues writers face. This week’s Q&A, focuses on bartering.
The application period for “The Schrödinger Sessions: Science for Science Fiction” is open now through March 20.