Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category

Quick Updates for 2010-11-18

Industry News, Resources, and Member News for Glenn Lewis Gillette, Pamela Taylor, Sarah Frost, Kyle Aisteach, Ada Milenkovic Brown, Matthew Bennardo, Sunny Moraine, Jamie Todd Rubin, Tobias Buckell, Andrew Mayer, Lena Coakley, Gayle Ann Williams, Jim C. Hines, Alethea Kontis, Marjorie Liu, Yasmine Galenorn, Jay Lake, Ken Scholes, Elizabeth Bear, Mary Robinette Kowal, Chris McKitterick, Seanan McGuire, Matthew Kressel, Stephanie Draven, and Jim Freund.

Guest Post–Work Like Hell: Lessons from the Pulp Jungle

Gruber was living on dreams and precious else during those lean, dangerous years. He played hide and seek with his landlord until he could scrounge his rent, reduced his food budget by eating “automat” soup (a meal made of the free ketchup and crackers available at the automat, stirred in a bowl, with the hot water for tea to taste), and dropping off manuscripts on foot to avoid any postal costs.

SFWA’s 2010 Nebula Award Nomination period is open

SFWA’s 2010 Nebula Award® nomination period is open from November 15, 2010 to February 15, 2011 23:59 PST. Active and Associate SFWA members are eligible to submit nominating ballots. Nebula Facts Active and Associate members may nominate up to 5 works in each category of the Nebulas, the Bradbury and the Andre Norton Award. Members may […]

Guest Post–A Writer’s Guide to Social Media

People once learned from one another what was worth knowing and doing, and the best of these memes worked their way through the population like a unending game of telephone. It was only with the advent of mass communication technology like printing, radio, and TV that a select few became able to easily influence great numbers of people. But with social media those select few are now finding themselves increasingly drowned out.

Sunburst Awards Seek Videos

Organizers of The Sunburst Awards, Canada’s only juried award for speculative fiction, are seeking short videos–or photographs with text–to promote awareness, as the group transitions from a privately funded venture to a non-profit. The goal is to raise the profile of Canadian Fiction. Not Canadian? Sunburst would love to hear from you too. To see […]

Open Competition: Design the 2011 Hugo Award Base

Renovation is delighted to announce an open competition for the design of the 2011 Hugo Award base. The Convention is soliciting artists and designers from around the world to come up with a base that is worthy of the Hugo Award and which reflects the convention’s theme of the New Frontiers and/or the region of Reno, Nevada and the North-Western United States.

Odyssey Writing Workshop: Online Classes Announced

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The Odyssey Writing Workshop, one of the most respected programs for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, is offering three online writing classes this winter.  Each class is focused on a particular element of fiction writing and is designed for writers at a particular skill level, from beginners to professional writers.