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The 2022 SFWA Silent Auction is Open!

We’re excited to announce that the SFWA Silent Auction opens today at 12 Noon Pacific Time! This silent auction runs through May 16 at 12 Noon Pacific Time at the auction website here: http://bitly.com/sfwaauction. Why hold an action? To better serve our expanding membership base (over 2,200 members!), advocacy efforts for all creators, and the […]

SFWA Alert: Tax Guidance for Audible/ACX Royalties Reporting

Please consult the guidance that follows from the Authors Guild, one of SFWA’s sister organizations, on a significant United States tax-reporting change that many independent authors have shared concerns about since January 1. That’s when Audible/ACX changed their tax-reporting practices for royalties from audiobook productions, by including royalties for both authors and their audiobook narrators […]

SFWA Stands With Ukraine

  The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America stand with the people of Ukraine, all creators, and SFF fans around the world who oppose and abhor the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The organization wholly condemns this invasion and oppression which has tragically taken so much from the tireless and brave Ukrainian people. […]

SFWA Names the 2022 Givers Fund Grants Recipients!

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grants Committee has awarded 25 organizations, activities, and public interest programs with 2022 Givers Fund Grants ranging from $350 to $4,800. Since 2014, when SFWA transitioned to an active 501(c)3 charitable organization, the nonprofit association has given away over $250,000 in grants from its Givers Fund.  […]

A Farewell to SFWA Blog Editor C.L. Clark

As of November 30, our blog editor, C.L. Clark (Cherae) has stepped down from her role for personal reasons. Clark joined SFWA’s staff in the summer of 2020. Her editorial perspective has brought many new voices to the blog over the past year, voices with a lot of insightful and fresh perspectives on the publishing […]

SFWA Surveys Comics Writers and Graphic Novelists on Pay

SFWA’s Comics Committee has announced the results of two surveys they’ve conducted to document current industry norms for advances and per-page rates for the work of comics writers and graphic novelists. The reports can be downloaded here: Survey of Industry Professionals Survey of Comics Writers and Graphic Novelists Sixteen acquiring editors (50%), publishers (25%), and […]

Michi Trota Resigns as SFWA Editor-in-Chief

As many of SFWA’s publications are available to the speculative fiction community at large and the general public, we want to share that our editor-in-chief, Michi Trota, has stepped down from her position.  For the last year and a half, Michi has played a vital role in building up SFWA’s Publications department. She’s helped to […]