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 […]
Diabolical Plots, self-described as “a Sci-fi/Fantasy zine that covers virtually every media related to the genre from books to movies to video games” is now a SFWA Qualified market. Payment: Eight cents per word, on publication.
by Russell Galen
Have an agent. If you feel you don’t need one, find another human being to whom you have no emotional attachments, who knows a lot about the IP business, will tell you the truth, will be a sounding board for your literary and business questions, and will speak to the buyers of your work so that you can keep some distance from them.
by Cat Rambo
So this morning one of the items that’s been hovering in the wings for a couple of weeks now finally went out, which was the announcement of the game writing qualifications. Since there there’s been a lot of stir and some questions about it. So here’s some answers.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America to Admit Game Writers Writers who help create narratives for video games, table-top roleplaying games and card games will be eligible to be admitted to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) following a membership-wide vote. SFWA will start accepting applications for this Active-level type of […]
Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves wins Prometheus Award for Best Novel, Donald M. Kingsbury’s Courtship Rite to be inducted into Prometheus Hall of Fame.
World Fantasy Awards Final ballot announced.