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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.

Andre Norton Award Jury Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announce the members of the jury for the 2016 Andre Norton Award. Throughout the coming year, the jury will be compiling its list of picks for the Norton Award. This year for the first time, SFWA will release a Norton Honor list of the top 15-20 books […]

Meet Your New Guardian of the Galaxy: SFWA Director of Operations – Kate Baker

by Kate Baker

I have one of the best jobs in the world. As Director of Operations for SFWA, I get to be a part of a wonderful organization that aims to help and protect industry professionals. I also get to meet our talented members and help plan the SFWA Nebula conference. With a fantastic events team consisting of Steven H Silver, Terra LeMay, and all the volunteers who step up to lend their time and expertise to the event, we were all excited as the event quickly approached.

Contracts Committee Alert: Non-compete and Option Clauses

The SFWA Contracts Committee believes there are serious problems for writers with the non-compete and option clauses in many science fiction and fantasy publishers’ contracts. The non-compete language in these contracts often overreaches and limits authors’ career options in unacceptable ways.