The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America are seeking to fill the position of blog editor for the SFWA Blog. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and other marginalized candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. This position pays a modest stipend monthly and will begin in August 2020, with a possibility of renewal […]
Copyright Registration Rule Change Allows Flat Fee Registration of Short Textual Works Published Online
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is extremely pleased that the U.S. Copyright Office has issued a new copyright registration rule that will allow authors to register up to fifty short textual works published online for a single flat fee. SFWA, along with the National Writers Union, Horror Writers Association, and American Society […]
SF/F Magazines Wait Out The Great Pause—Part 2: Short- and Long-Term Prospects & the Post-COVID Landscape
by J. Scott Coatsworth This article continues J. Scott Coatsworth’s interviews and compilation of information examining how SF/F magazines are faring during the COVID-19 crisis. Amazing Stories, Analog, Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Escape Artists, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fireside Magazine, Fiyah Lit Mag, and Strange Horizons responded to Coatsworth’s inquiries. Most of these responses […]
by J. Scott Coatsworth I was in the annual SFWA business meeting a few weeks ago when someone asked how SF/F magazines were faring through the COVID-19 crisis. SFWA President Mary Robinette Kowal asked for a volunteer to check things out. I raised my hand, and when SFWA gave me the go-ahead, I sat down […]
An independent group of creatives led by Tochi Onyebuchi is collating and analyzing the information shared by authors participating in #PublishingPaidMe on Twitter and elsewhere to write a preliminary report on how advances have been distributed in publishing. In order to do so, authors are encouraged to self-report data using this Google Form. The more […]
Writing ‘POC’ is not enough. It doesn’t merit applause, or points for diversity. What does merit applause and accolades is acknowledging and depicting unreduced minorities—especially marginalized voices—in writing. We are not a monolith. Our stories are as complicated and intersectional as anyone else’s.
POC in Publishing is looking for POC to volunteer as mentors for the next iteration of their mentorship program for 2021, particularly in the following fields in the industry: editorial, agenting/scouting, marketing, publicity, and art/design. Each mentorship will be between one mentor and one mentee who is either already working in the same general facet of publishing as the mentor, […]
by Leanna Renee Hieber
I’m often asked if my professional theatre and playwrighting background helps me as a fiction writer. It does in countless ways. Theatrical form, training and structure are holistically integrated into how I see the world and operate as a storyteller.
When SFWA pivoted from our annual in-person convention to the Nebula Conference Online, one of the things we realized immediately was that it would give us a platform to host continuing education and networking opportunities year-round. We thought that we would ease into it, but after seeing the vibrant community that formed during the Nebula […]
SFWA Joins Forces with Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership to Provide Members with Health Insurance Options
On June 10, the Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership (BIHIP), a coalition of nine organizations, including Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), announced a partnership with Lighthouse Insurance Group (LIG) Solutions to provide its US-based members with a choice of health insurance options.