Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category

July Market Report

Welcome to the July Market Report for SF/F. Magazine News: Deep Magic is a bi-monthly electronic magazine that publishes clean short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genres. Our issues are also filled with author interviews, art features, book reviews and tips for writers. Most of our nonfiction pieces are invitation only to industry professionals […]

Escape Velocity Approaching

Prepare for blast off! The week of Escape Velocity is finally here. In just under 72 hours, the Museum’s inaugural science fiction convention will launch complete with celebrity guests, discussion panels, technology demos, workshops, cosplay, games, movies, and more!

Dispelling the Myth of Strong Female Characters

by Megan Leigh

When it comes to equal representation in fiction, women have a long way to go. There simply aren’t enough female characters in books and that’s counting those that appear only as romantic interests, victims to be saved, or someone’s mother. Is it really so much to ask for an equal number and variety of well-written, three-dimensional female characters?

The Frankenstein Bicentennial Dare

Two hundred years after Mary Shelley came up with the vision for the story that would become Frankenstein, Arizona State University (ASU) will launch a series of writing “dares” to inspire the public to imagine new stories about science, technology and the impact of creation.

Mixing It Up: A New Kind of SFF Award

by Setsu Uzumé

In announcing a new award at her Guest of Honor speech at Wiscon 40, Nalo Hopkinson asked, “What are we doing to foster joy and welcome to this community? What are we doing to cultivate its health and vibrancy? What are we doing to create an environment in which imperfect people (as all people are) can feel encouraged and supported to take the risk of a misstep, perhaps learn from it, and come back refocused and re-energized, eager to try again? “

Text Expansion Tools

by Aidan Doyle

Text expansion tools are a way to save time by using shortcuts for text you commonly type. For example, on my computer I type -em and it’s automatically replaced by my email address. When submitting short stories I have a standard cover letter template. I type -pubs and modify the template according to the market. If you’re an editor sending many similar emails, text expansion tools can save you a lot of time.

SFWA Chat Hour

Welcome to the the first episode of the biweekly SFWA Chat Hour.

Today’s episode features Cat Rambo, M.C.A. Hogarth, and Kate Baker discussing the recent Nebula conference weekend, current SFWA efforts, and what’s coming in 2016.