by Karintha Parker (This article originally appeared in The SFWA Bulletin #215.) Like so many others connected to this [small-yet-all-consuming] publishing industry, books were my first love. Legend has it that a tiny version of me set eyes on my first library and yelped “oh, Mommy, all these books are for me?!”, convinced that somehow […]
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by Evan Winter (This article originally appeared in The SFWA Bulletin #215.) Not long ago, I was asked where traditional publishing spaces are failing self-published writers, and I think I may have an answer: everywhere. This is because traditional publishing spaces aren’t structured in form or objectives to value the needs of self-published writers and […]
We know what you’re thinking. As soon as you saw that scary word—legacy—your brain turned left at Albuquerque and kept going: “I’m too young to die!” “I’ll think about that tomorrow, because tomorrow is another day.” “Not now, Elaine. Not now! Can’t you see I’m talking to the Man?” The Legacy Kit was created in […]
by Jeffe Kennedy As part of the writing and reading community, we all end up recommending books. Sometimes we stumble upon a request and can’t resist replying. Other times, we get tagged in a request—someone will tweet “I love @jeffekennedy’s books, but I’ve read them all. What else can I read like those?” Sometimes the […]
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 […]
by Cat Rambo,
I’ve talked about how to work with a mentor previously, so I wanted to follow-up on that by talking about something that overlaps a bit with that: asking for favors.
by Cat Rambo
I’m doing the SFWA Mentor program for my third round now, and in talking with some folks, I thought providing an overview of my process might be useful.
by Cat Rambo
Milestones are markers that show you’ve reached the end of one of these steps. Just as physical road markers tell you how far you’ve journeyed, these milestones help you mark progress.
by Catherine Lundoff
Got a new book coming out? If you need to do all or even some of your own publicity, a multi-pronged approach to getting the word out about it can very helpful. And, if you’re like most writers, your budget is somewhat limited. So let’s talk about what you can do that promotes your work, but keeps that promotion affordable.