BBC World Service, in partnership with the British Council, launches the 12th Annual Radio Playwriting Competition, which invites writers from around the world to submit a one-hour radio play on any subject.
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SFWA Active and Associate members, there are only 11 days left to nominate for the Nebula Awards. Why not spend the weekend reading some of the 367 free pieces of eligible fiction available in the members’ only Discussion Forum. Then, hop over to the Nebula nomination ballot and nominate your five favorites in each category.
On March 1, 2011, membership rate changes for Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, will go into effect.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
Oprah. The mere mention of her name sets writers’ (and let’s face it, publishers’) hearts aflutter. Oprah, maker of best sellers. Oprah, whose most offhand endorsement can generate massive sales.
Member News for Madeleine Robins and Jennifer Brozek.
Since Morris’s time, many fantasy writers have created fictional worlds using history as their foundations. Each writer has had to decide just how much history to use. I mean, and this is where it gets fascinating, where does one stop?
Member News for Yasmine Galenorn and Jana Oliver.
Many of you may already be familiar with the names in the title of this post. If you’re not, have a look at this Alert on the Writer Beware website, and at my September 2009 post about the Florida Attorney General’s civil lawsuit against Fletcher, his companies, and some of his business associates for deceptive business practices.
As we prepare to make our recommendations for the Nebula Awards ballot, SFWAns everywhere are no doubt pondering that annual question, “should I toss my hat into the ring for SFWA office?” Yes, it’s time once again to prepare for SFWA’s annual elections. John Scalzi has asked that I continue in my role as your […]
In my last two posts I discussed the fact that readers are not going to hope and fear for a character unless that character raises their sympathy and sense of deservingness. But is that enough? Do readers stick around if the characters are utterly boring?