The SFWA Contracts Committee believes there are serious problems for writers with the non-compete and option clauses in many science fiction and fantasy publishers’ contracts. The non-compete language in these contracts often overreaches and limits authors’ career options in unacceptable ways.
by Cat Rambo, SFWA President
What was it like? Like getting to co-host at one of the most awesome weekend-long parties ever, but one with all sorts of interesting conversations full of stuff that was genuinely useful to my career interspersed at intervals.
by Kate Baker
I have one of the best jobs in the world. As Director of Operations for SFWA, I get to be a part of a wonderful organization that aims to help and protect industry professionals. I also get to meet our talented members and help plan the SFWA Nebula conference. With a fantastic events team consisting of Steven H Silver, Terra LeMay, and all the volunteers who step up to lend their time and expertise to the event, we were all excited as the event quickly approached.
SFWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Nebula Awards (presented 2016), the winner of the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the winner of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce that the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service Award will be presented to Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen in Chicago at the Palmer House Hotel. Comedian John Hodgman will emcee the ceremony on the evening of May 14. Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen has spent several years heading the election […]
At Storybundle.com, you the reader name your price—whatever you feel the books are worth. You may designate a portion of the proceeds to go to a charity. For the Story Collection Storybundle, that’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
News from the Libertarian Futurist Society: Alex + Ada, a graphic novel by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn, has been given a Special Award.
by Kate Heartfield
A few distinct kinds of reading come with the job of being a writer: research, market research, reading for awards ballots and contest juries, reading for sheer pleasure.
And then there’s beta reading or critiquing.
Welcome to the May Market Report for SF/F.
In or near Chicago? Got any plans on May 13th around 8PM? An exciting reminder! As part of our SFWA Nebula Conference, there will be a free and open to the public mass autographing event sponsored by Tor Books! This event will feature many authors and professionals like SFWA’s newest Grand Master, C.J. Cherryh, our […]
by Leo Babauta
I’m not always a fan of deadlines and goals, but it’s good to be able to use whatever works best for you. If you’re working great without deadlines and goals, then by all means, keep going. But if you’re struggling to push a project forward (or a learning project like language lessons), then you might try a self-imposed deadline.