Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category

Nonviolence and the Hero’s Duel

by Gabriel Ertsgaard   From Hector and Achilles to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, the heroic duel is a fiction staple. However, my special interest (and the topic of my unfinished book) is how to tell stories of nonviolent heroism. How do we tell gripping stories without the charge of heroic violence? Is it even […]

SFWA Market Report For June

Welcome to the June edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA. New Markets Muddy Paw Press Contest Opulent Syntax: Irish Speculative Fiction Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas Spirit Machine Currently Open Analog Science Fiction & Fact […]

What Technology Can’t SF Writers Live Without?

by Julie Nováková   SF authors are accustomed to creating intelligent spaceships, spinning space stations, flying cars or super-advanced robots, but what real-world technology can’t they live without in their everyday life, especially with relation to their writing process? Authors from the upcoming Life Beyond Us anthology answer this question. When I started editing an […]

Author Advances: An Update for Your Expectations

by Alice Speilburg Nearly every summer, I bring on an intern for the agency, and each week we cover a different publishing topic, focusing on traditional publishing paths in the US. When we get to author payment structures—advances and royalties—I start with a theoretical explanation. An advance is intended to cover an author’s expenses while […]

SFWA Market Report For May

Welcome to the May edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA. New Markets Friends Journal: Quaker Speculative Fiction Special Issue Inclusive Future Magazine The Deadlands Uncharted Magazine Currently Open Africa Risen Analog Science Fiction & Fact(Recently Opened) Apex […]

2021 Officer Election Results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in the SFWA Board elections. The results as certified by the Elections Committee and the Executive Director are as follows:   President: Jeffe Kennedy Secretary: Adam Rakunas  Director-at-Large through 2023 – 3 open positions (winning candidates listed alphabetically): José Pablo Iriarte Remy Nakamura Christine Taylor-Butler […]

Short Stories as an End Goal

by Holly Schofield As a published writer beginning to get some attention, I hear it over and over: How many books have you written?  Are your short stories set in the world of your novel?  When will you advance beyond short stories and level up to a novel?  Don’t you want to be a real […]