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Teaching Stuff: At Play With the Universe

by Richard J. Chwedyk

When I started “teaching” the Science Fiction Writing Workshop for undergrad and grad students at Columbia College Chicago, I had no idea what my priorities should be. There’s an obvious plethora of things you want to communicate – a million things you want your students to know. But I wondered: what’s the most important thing for your students to come away with?

Diverse Works Sought by Andre Norton Jury

A note from the 2016 Andre Norton Award Jury: We’re well into our reading for this year’s award, and we’d like to remind everyone writing for younger readers that whether it’s YA, middle-grade, or graphic novels, we’re actively interested in–and would love to formally consider–diverse books and #ownvoices work. If it’s speculative and aimed at […]

The Pleasures of Anthology Editing

by Susan Forest

I like seeing a passage, whether my own or someone else’s, improve with a changed word choice, a question answered, or an idea clarified or extended. To create an entirety—a book—from the discrete stories that make it up, by juxtaposing ideas, styles and emotional content, was a satisfying and creative process that was new to me.