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 […]
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Dear Members, Last year, the SFWA board of directors voted to place Night Shade Books on probation for a period of one year. Night Shade Books responded by agreeing to work with SFWA to address the issues that our members had with their business. During the past year, Night Shade Books has been cooperative and […]
Funded by the National Science Foundation, Launch Pad, a week-long workshop in astronomy, is underway in Laramie, Wyoming.
The inimitable Kurt Vonnegut offers a chalkboard lecture: “There’s no reason why the simple shapes of stories can’t be fed into computers.”
Ian McDonald’s The Dervish House has won the Campbell Award for the best science-fiction novel of the year, and Geoffrey A. Landis’s “The Sultan of the Clouds” has won the Sturgeon Award for the best short science fiction of the year.
The jury for the tenth annual Sunburst Awards has announced the short-lists for 2011.
Fellow authors, do you have a loved one who was a writer too, but sadly passed over into the Great Beyond with their poems or prose unpublished?
Member News for Diana Rowland, Jim C. Hines, and David Levine.
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.
Member News for Matthew Johnson and Yasmine Galenorn.