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Back Story: The Accessibility Guidelines Checklist

by Lee Martindale, SFWA Director-at-Large It’s no stretch of the imagination to say that I take accessibility issues personally. I’ve been running into them since I became a paraplegic in 1991 and dealing with them in SF convention settings since my first guest writer gig in 1994. Over the course of more than three hundred […]

CubeSat Competition for High School Students

The Museum of Science Fiction, the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, in partnership with NASA and Cornell University, is excited to announce a global CubeSat competition for high school students with the winning proposals to be built and put on orbit by a future NASA mission.

Contract Safeguards Under Siege

There is a recent tendency of some publishers to change their contracts in manners that are decidedly unfavorable to authors. We have had and are having particular issues with indemnity clauses. Griefcom urges all of you to compare any offered contract to the SFWA Model Contract and to ask for changes in any clauses that are non-beneficial to you.