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SFWA maintains an information center for authors, providing a wide range of useful materials for both member author and nonmember alike.

Indie Pub 101 Main Page

Welcome to the home of SFWA’s Indie Pub 101! The resources that make up Indie Pub 101 were put together by SFWA’s Independent Authors Committee, drawing from their experiences across a wide range of independent publishing backgrounds. Indie Pub 101’s purpose is to provide up-to-date resources for indie authors so they can improve their craft, […]

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SFWA Help Desk

The SFWA Help Desk aims to answer questions about the craft and business of writing, and about Novels, YA Novels, Short Fiction, Poetry, Self-publishing, Graphic Novels and Comics, Game Writing, Screenplays, History of SF, History of SFWA, Agents, Promotion/Marketing. Knowing how to do research is a crucial skill for success as a writer. The best […]

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Mentoring Initiative

If you applied to be a mentor or a mentee in the 2024 SFWA Career Mentorship Program, you should have received an email about your status on March 23. If you didn’t receive an email, please contact mentor@sfwa.org. The 2024 Career Mentorship Program began on March 23, 2024, and will end on June 23, 2024. […]

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SFWA Middle Grade and Young Adult Writers

SFWA Middle Grade and Young Adult Writers is a special interest group supporting SFWA members who have published or are interested in publishing in the middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) markets. Any interested SFWA members are welcome to join, from kidlit pros to kidlit newbies. Please join us! To do so, click this link and select the “Ask to […]

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About Us Mission Who we are, what we do, and why. Includes information on how to contact us. Overview and Site Map What you’ll find on the Writer Beware® website, plus links to general resources about literary scams. Writer Beware® Contests and Awards Copyright Editors and Editing Literary Agents Pay-to-Play Anthologies Serialized Fiction Apps and […]

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Information Center

No writer is an island.  Whether you’re submitting your first manuscript or negotiating film rights for your latest novel, this Information Center will help you perfect your craft and protect your interests. Advice for New Writers Manuscript Preparation (Standard Manuscript Format, Cover Letters, SASE’s) Writing Tips (How to Become a Writer, Basic Technique, Advice from Pros) Where to Submit […]

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