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SFWA Adds Poetry and Translation As Qualifying Works for Membership

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) is now accepting poetry and translated fiction as qualifying works for membership in the organization. Interested individuals are welcome to review the full membership guidelines and submit an application. Since its 1965 founding and 2014 reincorporation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, SFWA members have expanded the organization’s recognition […]

NWU Joint Action on AI Copyright Exceptions and Authors Guild AI/ML Open Letter

Last week, SFWA signed the “Creators Call for Action on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Copyright Exceptions,” a joint action from 24 creator-led organizations delivered to the European Union and United States governing bodies. This letter addresses the harm already caused to creators by AI companies’ manipulations of exceptions to copyright enacted by the 2019 European Union […]

The Ongoing 2023 Nebula Conference!

Each year since 2020, our Nebula Conferences have launched over the conference weekend, but they continue online all year long with plenty of great professional development and networking opportunities open to SFWA members and nonmembers alike. And what’s better? The ongoing 2023 Nebula Conference registration price has just been reduced to $75! What does that […]

Final Hours of the SFWA Auction!

We’re nearly at the finish line! The SFWA Silent Auction closes today at 3:00pm PT. The final hours are always the most full of action as the biggest deals become apparent. So we’re highlighting some of those deals for you, right now! The auction website is here: Grab one of four kaffeeklatsch seats with Nicole Glover! Our virtual […]

New Items in the SFWA Auction!

We’re excited to share that 6 new items have been added to the SFWA auction! That makes this the perfect time to get in early on the bidding action for them: Signed set of Eileen Gunn’s stories and essay collections Full trade paperback set of the lush Rook & Rose epic fantasy trilogy by M.A. […]

SFWA’s 3rd Silent Auction Is Now Open!

We’re holding our third annual online auction over the next week to support our advocacy for and professional development of creators working in the speculative fiction genres. This silent auction opens June 19 at 12 Noon Pacific Time (PT) and closes June 26 at 12 Noon PT. The auction website is here:  This year, […]

Current Statement on AI/ML Use

The Board of Directors of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) has been monitoring the rapidly evolving technological and legal landscape as it pertains to machine-generated works. We continue to hold conversations inside our organization, as evidenced by our recent call for posts that brought in a wide variety of important perspectives. Additionally, […]

2023–2024 SFWA Board & Referendum Results

Effective July 1, 2023, the SFWA Board of Directors will be made up of the following members: Jeffe Kennedy, President  John Murphy, Vice President  Jasmine Gower, Secretary  Erin Hartshorn, Chief Financial Officer  Directors-at-Large Monica Valentinelli, Jordan Kurella, Christine Taylor-Butler, Chelsea Mueller, and Phoebe Barton Please join us in giving our thanks to the Directors who […]