Writing ‘POC’ is not enough. It doesn’t merit applause, or points for diversity. What does merit applause and accolades is acknowledging and depicting unreduced minorities—especially marginalized voices—in writing. We are not a monolith. Our stories are as complicated and intersectional as anyone else’s.
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by Leanna Renee Hieber
I’m often asked if my professional theatre and playwrighting background helps me as a fiction writer. It does in countless ways. Theatrical form, training and structure are holistically integrated into how I see the world and operate as a storyteller.
“We give lip service to acceptance, as though acceptance were enough.” ― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower People ask how worlds like Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower can exist. It happens through the slow creep of power aided by the complacency of those shielded by their position in society. It is not enough to have […]
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.
THREE DAYS OF ONLINE VIDEO PANELS WITH REAL-TIME INTERACTION MAY 29 – 31 SFWA’s 2020 Nebula Awards will be one of the highlights of the SFWA Nebula Conference. This year’s conference is transforming into an entirely virtual conference. It will be presented live and in interactive form from May 29th-31st. The innovative program will convey […]
by Cat Rambo,
I’ve talked about how to work with a mentor previously, so I wanted to follow-up on that by talking about something that overlaps a bit with that: asking for favors.
by Katherine Quevedo
Looking for unconventional, potentially striking ways to explore what it means to be human in your writing? It may seem counterintuitive, but personification—ascribing human qualities to inanimate objects—can open new avenues to plumb the depths of human experience.
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.
by Cat Rambo
I’m doing the SFWA Mentor program for my third round now, and in talking with some folks, I thought providing an overview of my process might be useful.
Thank you to those of you 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: Vice President: Tobias S. Buckell Chief Financial Officer: Nathan Lowell Director-at-Large thru 2021: (W) James Beamon Lou Antonelli Tobias S. Buckell Traci […]