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SFWA Market Report—December 2021

Welcome to the December edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA. The markets included on this list all pay at least $0.08/word in at least one length category of fiction. New Markets Orpheus + Eurydice Unbound The Reinvented […]

Creating Character Arcs in Games Writing

by Natalia Theodoridou Note: This article previously appeared in The Bulletin #216 in October 2021. I should start this craft article with the caveat that I don’t exactly believe in craft articles. Very often, it seems to me as if such pieces faux systematize something that in practice is much more organic. But games are strange beasts, […]

A Farewell to SFWA Blog Editor C.L. Clark

As of November 30, our blog editor, C.L. Clark (Cherae) has stepped down from her role for personal reasons. Clark joined SFWA’s staff in the summer of 2020. Her editorial perspective has brought many new voices to the blog over the past year, voices with a lot of insightful and fresh perspectives on the publishing […]

On Trauma-Informed Writing

by Sarah Gailey Note: Over the next several weeks, the SFWA Blog will be running articles, including this one, that first appeared in October 2021 in our SFWA member publication,  The Bulletin #216. We’re pleased to share these instructive and thought-provoking pieces with the wider speculative fiction community. –SFWA Publications I’ve never believed in endings. […]

SFWA Market Report—November 2021

Welcome to the November edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA. The markets included on this list all pay at least $0.08/word in at least one length category of fiction. New Markets CatsCast Never Whistle At Night Currently […]

In Memoriam: Jim Fiscus 1944-2021

The SFWA Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers are saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of long-time volunteer James W. Fiscus.  Known by his fellow volunteers and peers as Jim, he was an instrumental part of the organization. Setting foot in the SFF landscape in 1986, he published his first story, “A […]

Sci-Fi Has a Cure Problem

By Ashley Deng I won’t beat around it too much: The context for this essay is our current, global healthcare crisis. Let’s just say that our sci-fi trope of a massive-scale health crisis that can be Fixed With Science has happened to us in the real world. We were all eagerly awaiting the coveted cure–The […]