To celebrate Sir Terry Pratchett as The London Book Fair’s (LBF) Author of the Day on Tuesday 8 April, the International Authors Forum, in association with LBF, has designated Tuesday 8 April International Sir Terry Pratchett Day, to mark his phenomenal international publishing success. To launch the day, authors from around the world will be asked to vote for their favourite character from one of his books choosing from a list of Sir Terry’s Official Top 10 Favourites
Cascade Writers Workshop (July 17-20, 2014) is a 4-day event in Kent, WA, just south of Seattle, specializing in science fiction and fantasy writing. Guest speakers include editor Beth Meacham, agents Bree Ogden and Lisa Rodgers, publisher Patrick Swenson, authors Tina Connolly and Mark Teppo, Alma Alexander, K.c. Ball, David Levine, Mark Henry, Camille Alexa, Randy Henderson, Spencer Ellsworth, and more.
I absolutely adore the Internet, but there’s no doubt it has made us more distracted than ever.I can see this in myself, and in watching everyone else around me: constant use of laptops, switching between browser tabs, checking things on iPhones, typing in a message here and there … we all do it.
by Cat Rambo
Those of us living a solitary writing life can sometimes get a little too addicted to Google Analytics. It’s a validation to us if people are reading our blog — and comments are like gold.
Pay what you want. Support charity. Get exceptional titles. Last year, the Humble Book Bundle raised over $55,000 for the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund. Offering pay-what-you-want pricing, you could receive the following titles while simultaneously benefiting the SFWA EMF and Worldreader funds: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black / Simon & Schuster Jumper […]
Lucius Shepard (b.1943) died on March 18. Shepard began publishing in 1983 and his first novel, Green Eyes, appeared the following year. He won the Campbell Award for new author in 1985, a Nebula Award for his story “R&R,” a Hugo for “Barnacle Bill the Spacer,” and the World Fantasy Award twice, both times for […]
President Steven Gould is pleased to announce, on behalf of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, that John Klima has been hired as the new editor of the organization’s flagship magazine, The Bulletin. John Klima previously worked at Asimov’s, Analog, and Tor Books before returning to school to earn his Master’s in Library and Information Science. He now […]
Crossed Genres and Head of Zeus have been added to the list of SFWA qualified markets.
Steven Gould, President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Jeffry Dwight, President of Greyware Automation Products, Inc. announced that they are severing the formal ties between the writer’s organization and the legacy SFWA discussion discussion boards still hosted at SFF Net (a Greyware service).
by Matthew Kressel.
As most writers know, finding the perfect place to write is almost as challenging as writing itself. Of course, some will say that there is no perfect place to write. That you must write everywhere and anywhere you can.