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Navigating the Parallel but Uneven Ecosystems of Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing 

by Evan Winter (This article originally appeared in The SFWA Bulletin #215.)   Not long ago, I was asked where traditional publishing spaces are failing self-published writers, and I think I may have an answer: everywhere. This is because traditional publishing spaces aren’t structured in form or objectives to value the needs of self-published writers and […]

Supernatural or Super Unnatural – An Examination of Postcolonial Horror

by Shiv Ramdas Supernatural Or Super Unnatural—an Examination Of Postcolonial Horror (This article originally appeared in The SFWA Bulletin #215.) When analyzing postcolonial horror in the context of the supernatural, it’s striking how disparate the terms “postcolonial” and “supernatural” are within the genre. On the one hand we have postcolonialism which finds itself standing beside the […]

Explicit Sex Scenes and the Work of Stories

By Sunny Moraine The origins of this piece lie in an annoyed Twitter thread I posted, in response to a tweet (possibly joking, I don’t know) to the effect of “movies shouldn’t have sex scenes in them, we’re past that now”.  The origins of my annoyance go back a lot further.  I’ve been writing explicit […]

Fine Weather, Isn’t It?

by Tochi Onyebuchi (This article originally appeared in The SFWA Bulletin #215.) What about the serial killers? What about the rapists? asks the skeptic in the face of the prison abolitionist. What about the violent crime and the predators? The real Bad People. You would just let them roam the streets? The questions are rarely […]

SFWA Market Report For December

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. New Markets 1986 Anthology Currently Open Analog Science Fiction & Fact Asimov’s Science Fiction Beneath Ceaseless Skies Cast of Wonders(Recently Opened) Clarkesworld Magazine Cloud Lake Literary Cossmass […]

#DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Foster

For updates on #DisneyMustPay and the writers who have and have not had their missing royalties and/or statements resolved with Disney, please visit the #DisneyMustPay Task Force’s website, WritersMustBePaid.org. (note added 24 May 2021) A message from SFWA’s President, Mary Robinette Kowal: Last year, a member came to SFWA’s Grievance Committee with a problem, which […]

SFWA Market Report For November

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. New Markets Beyond the Veil Currently Open Analog Science Fiction & Fact Apex Magazine Asimov’s Science Fiction Beneath Ceaseless Skies Clarkesworld Magazine Cloud Lake Literary Cossmass Infinities(Recently […]