The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) will host a booth at the 16th annual Baltimore Book Festival, September 23, 24, 25, 2011.
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Early in the morning of Wednesday, August 10th, the SFWA website was unavailable due to a hosting issue and service wasn’t restored until approximately 11:00 A.M. MST on the same day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
When Westerners think of major book markets, India may not be the first country that springs to mind. But India’s publishing industry is the sixth largest in the world, and fully a third of it is devoted to English-language publishing.
Just as in the USA and the UK, the success of debut novelists in India fuels the dreams of legions of aspiring writers. And where there are aspiring writers, there are writing scams.
Your character’s heart will beat faster to circulate the remaining blood faster, to make up for the fact that there’s less of it. Her blood pressure will undergo a mild to moderate decrease, and she may start to have some symptoms related to the drop in blood pressure.
I find that’s the hardest thing about writing historical novels–getting the little stuff right. There’s plenty of information about the battles, the wars, the huge political movements. But just try to find out exactly what the inside of the county clerk’s office in Sacramento in 1910 looked like!
I’ve gotten some questions over the past week about a fiction contest currently being conducted by WriteOnCon, a “totally free, interactive online Writer’s Conference held annually during the summer.”
Member News for Paul S. Kemp, Jennifer Brozek, Eugie Foster, Amanda Downum, and David Levine.
The Speculative Speakers Service at AboutSF.com provides information for educators and conference organizers who are looking for guest speakers. Members of SFWA, who’d like to talk about SF at schools, meetings, or conferences, are invited to register.
Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced that Angry Robot, Tor Books and Baen Books are sending donations for a book drive to benefit public libraries in the Reno area.
Direct contact from a publisher or agent should always be treated with caution, until research can determine whether the company or individual is reputable.