The Sunburst Award Society is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Copper Cylinder Award.
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by Richard Chwedyk
Here’s an assignment I give my students:
They receive a copy of the first chapter of H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds.
It is roughly 2,250 words.
I tell the students that Mr. Wells has just received a note from his editor. “Great stuff, Herbie, but you go on too long here. Cut this first chapter in half.”
Within the past year, in large part due to independent investigations within Hungary by Bence Pintér, SFWA became aware that for at least a decade Galaktika had been translating stories by a large number of foreign authors which Galaktika had taken from the internet—on the pretext that all these stories were therefore in public domain, contrary to copyright law.
Humble Bundle has released a great lineup of science fiction books written by scientists. You might be surprised at some of their disciplines.
Humble Bundle has released a great lineup of science fiction books written by scientists. A portion of the proceeds supports SFWA’s Givers Fund. So grab some awesome novels and nonfiction books and help support SFWA!
The Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in Adult, Young Adult, and Short Story categories.
by Dennis Mathis
It was madness. The classes went on until the janitor came to turn out the lights, and we never seemed to get anywhere. This wasn’t a course about writing, it was about readers and how infinitely bone-headed they could be.
By Ashley Lauren Rogers
There are numerous examples of classic science fiction and fantasy stories that deal with gender and what happens when we deviate from expectations of that gender. Include popular shows like Transparent, movies like The Danish Girl, and celebrities like Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and the politically polarizing Caitlin Jenner–and it’s no wonder that an increasing amount of fiction, including YA, is featuring trans and nonbinary characters. So how can writers–especially if they aren’t trans or nonbinary–create such characters?
If you’re an author or publisher, price promotions are a powerful way to reach new readers and sell books.
How powerful? In 2015, price promotions on BookBub alone drove sales of over 20 million ebooks — and over 200 of the books with promotions featured on BookBub made it to The New York Times bestseller list.
In this post, we’ll explain how science fiction and fantasy authors and publishers can tap into some of that power and use price promotions to accomplish multiple book marketing goals.
by Cat Rambo
People have been asking that SFWA give an official response to the Fireside Report on the scarcity of black authors in science fiction and fantasy as well as say what it is that we’re doing in response.