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Lightspeed Magazine is SFWA’s newest qualifying market

Today the board of directors of SFWA voted to add Lightspeed Magazine to the list of SFWA qualifying markets. Just celebrating its first year online, this imprint of Prime Books is a 2011 Hugo Award nominee.  Edited by John Joseph Adams, the magazine features science-fiction short stories and non-fiction.  They have published SFWA authors such as Nancy Kress, Bruce […]

Guest Post: 60 Rules for Short SF (and Fantasy)

A “mainstream” short story can be about anything: a mood, a character, a setting, even a flashy writing style. A genre (SF or fantasy) short story is about an idea. The fictional elements (character, plot, setting, etc) are only there to dramatize the idea. Here are the rules for the SF (or Fantasy) short story.