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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.

SFWA Grant Program: Call For Submissions

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SFWA Grant Program SFWA’s mission as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to promote, educate, defend, and advocate for our fellow writers and the fantasy and science fiction genre overall led us to establish our Givers Fund last year. Last year the Givers Fund received enough donations to provide grants to projects such as the LaunchPad astronomy […]

Ten Thoughts About the Business Side of Writing

by Russell Galen

Have an agent. If you feel you don’t need one, find another human being to whom you have no emotional attachments, who knows a lot about the IP business, will tell you the truth, will be a sounding board for your literary and business questions, and will speak to the buyers of your work so that you can keep some distance from them.