The Contracts Committee leads SFWA discussion regarding contract terms and provides support for the contracts repository and other resources related to contracts. Jim Fiscus (Chair) , Ginjer Buchanan, Michael Capobianco, Jeff Heche, H. Paul Honsigner, Ken Liu, and Michael Stackpole, with Lee Martindale (Board Liaison).
The Copyright Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on copyright and related matters. Its members are Jim Fiscus (Chair) , Michael Capobianco, Cory Doctorow (Advisor), Ken Liu, Elizabeth Moon, C.E. Petit (Advisor), Jerry Pournelle (Advisor), Rosemary Claire Smith, Lynne Thomas, Emily Mah Tippetts (Advisor).
The Education Committee oversees the SFWA Education Program, which is being developed to offer a wide variety of classes for members and non-members alike. The current members are Jonathan Brazee (Chair) and Crystal Watanabe.
The Election Committee oversees SFWA internal elections. Its members are Fran Wilde (Chair), Kate Baker (Advisor), and Mary Robinette Kowal, with Cat Rambo (Board Liaison).
The Emergency Medical Fund Committee oversees the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund. Committee members consist of Lou Berger, Jerry Pournelle (Advisor), Robert Silverberg (Advisor), Cat Rambo, and Connie Willis, with Bud Sparhawk (Board liaison).
Financial Review Committee
A committee to give advice to the CFO on fiduciary matters concerning the organization. Michael Capobianco, C.C. Finlay, Natalie Luhrs, and Eric James Stone, with Bud Sparhawk (Board Liaison).
Game Writing Committee
Jennifer Brozek, Steve Jackson, Richard Dansky, Rosemary Jones, Noah Falstein, and Jim Johnson with Matthew Johnson (Board Liaison).
The Grievance Committee investigates and acts on member complaints. Its members are John E. Johnston III (Chair), Michael Armstrong (novels), Michael Capobianco (special projects), Ron Montana (TV/film), Eric James Stone (short fiction), and Ian Watson (foreign publishers).
Legal Affairs Committee
Jim Fiscus (Chair) and Michael Capobianco
Membership Credentials Committee
The Membership Credentials Committee currently consists of the active SFWA Board. Cat Rambo (Chair), Kate Baker (Executive Director – Advisor), Erin Hartshorn, Bud Sparhawk, Curtis Chen, Sarah Pinsker, Lawrence M. Schoen, Jeffe Kennedy, Andy Duncan, John P. Murphy.
Membership Retention Committee
The membership retention committee will help to develop and revise annual membership recruitment and retention while best responding to existing member’s needs. This committee currently consists of: Bishop O’Connell, Erin Hartshorn, and Kate Baker (Advisor), with Cat Rambo ( Board Liaison).
The ombudsman is an alternate means of communication with the SFWA Board and offices. Anonymity is assured and your communications are confidential. The current Ombudsman is Gay Haldeman and can reached at Ombusdman@sfwa.org.
Orphan Works Committee
Jim Fiscus (Chair), Andrew Burt (Advisor), Michael Capobianco, Eric Flint (Advisor), H. Paul Honsinger, Elizabeth Moon, C.E. Petite (Advisor), Jerry Pournelle (Advisor), Charles Stross (Advisor), Lynne Thomas, and Gordon Van Gelder (Advisor).
The Self-Publishing Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on self-publishing matters. Its members are Matthew Johnson (Chair), Matthew Bennardo, AnneMarie Buhl, Maggie Hogarth, Hugh Howey, and Jim Johnson.
SFWA Awards Rules Committee
The SFWA Awards Rules Committee deals with the Nebula, Norton, and other SFWA awards): Terra LeMay (Nebula Awards Commissioner), Jeff Carver, Jim Kelly, and Connie Willis with Cat Rambo (Board Liaison).
Short Fiction Committee
The Short Fiction Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on short fiction (story, novelette, novella) matters. Its members are Matthew Bennardo (Chair), Kathy Clamp, Danielle Gembala, Lee Hallison, Jeffe Kennedy, Lucas Law, John Murphy, and Sarah Pinsker with Susan Forest (Board Liaison).
Writing Scams Committee
The Writing Scams Committee looks to identify and warn members of scams through mechanisms such as Writer Beware. Its members are Victoria Strauss (Chair), Michael Capobianco, and Richard White.
last updated 6/9/2016