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The Racial Rubber Stamp

by R.F. Kuang I’ve attended two of the better known SFF writing workshops now. Each time I’ve been one of three students of color (at most). This leads to a set of very curious experiences. Being a POC amidst a group of white writers, many of whom started their careers in the wonderful era of […]

Statement from the SFWA Membership Credentials Committee

Recently, a science fiction writer made a very public announcement of his application to join SFWA. SFWA Bylaws section VI.1.c.i gives discretion to the membership credentials committee “regardless of qualifications.” Based on the behavior of and online statements by this writer over the preceding year or so, which the credentials committee believes is inconsistent with the […]

5 Rules for Keeping Fantasy Fiction Realistic

By Christine Feehan

Consider vampires. You likely already have ideas or beliefs about the rules of writing vampires. They must drink blood to survive. They must stay out of the sunlight. They are immortal. We all have these parameters that we feel make up what vampires can or cannot do. But when you write fiction, you can make up any rules you like, right?

Yes and no.