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In Memoriam – Anne Rice

Bestselling novelist Howard Allen Frances O’Brien Rice (b.1941), known as Anne Rice, passed away on Saturday, December 11, at the age of 80. She was most known for her thirteen-book-plus Vampire Chronicles series, beginning with Interview With the Vampire, published in 1976 by Knopf. The series is often credited with bringing vampires and gothic horror […]

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

By Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki It’s been a harrowing year for all, especially for Black people and Africans who have borne the brunt of the pandemic, from being the demographics with the highest casualties in Western countries like the US, to lacking vaccines altogether on the African continent due to global vaccine policies and hoarding. Yet […]

Black Joy and Afrofuturism for Young Readers

By Maurice Broaddus Note: This article first appeared in The Bulletin #216 in October 2021. The ongoing conversation about writing stories more through the lens of Black joy rather than Black trauma and what it means both historically and culturally is perfectly encapsulated by how Black middle school students move through the world. I know […]

SFWA Market Report—December 2021

Welcome to the December edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA. The markets included on this list all pay at least $0.08/word in at least one length category of fiction. New Markets Orpheus + Eurydice Unbound The Reinvented […]

Creating Character Arcs in Games Writing

by Natalia Theodoridou Note: This article previously appeared in The Bulletin #216 in October 2021. I should start this craft article with the caveat that I don’t exactly believe in craft articles. Very often, it seems to me as if such pieces faux systematize something that in practice is much more organic. But games are strange beasts, […]

On Trauma-Informed Writing

by Sarah Gailey Note: Over the next several weeks, the SFWA Blog will be running articles, including this one, that first appeared in October 2021 in our SFWA member publication,  The Bulletin #216. We’re pleased to share these instructive and thought-provoking pieces with the wider speculative fiction community. –SFWA Publications I’ve never believed in endings. […]

SFWA Market Report—November 2021

Welcome to the November edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA. The markets included on this list all pay at least $0.08/word in at least one length category of fiction. New Markets CatsCast Never Whistle At Night Currently […]