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Our Timely Obsession with Animal Crossing

by Tiffany Meuret It’s curious to witness the hold Animal Crossing has had on the SF/F and writing community. It’s wholesome, inclusive, and open-ended enough that players can create their own small fantasies within it—all desperate necessities during a pandemic and subsequent global unrest. Our world is in flux, our futures uncertain, but let me […]

SFWA Announces New Communications Manager

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce the addition of Rebecca Gomez Farrell as Communications Manager to SFWA’s staff. The Communications Manager will lead SFWA’s communications initiatives to produce high-quality content to engage both SFWA members and potential members within the SF/F community, as well as expand the organization’s […]

Coalition of Eleven Book Industry Associations Launch Official Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership (BIHIP)

Today, a coalition of eleven book industry associations, including Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), launched the official Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership (BIHIP), an alliance with Lighthouse Insurance Group (LIG) Solutions designed to provide members from across the associations with a choice of health insurance options. As of August 2020, official BIHIP […]

Submission Tetris: An Analytic Approach

by Laurence Raphael Brothers Introduction Short fiction submissions can be challenging. There are many factors to juggle in deciding what to submit, and where. “Submission Tetris” is the game of matching your available stories with magazine and anthology slush calls. Markets and Market Lists The two leading short fiction market and submission trackers are The […]

SFWA Looking for New Blog Editor

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America are seeking to fill the position of blog editor for the SFWA Blog. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and other marginalized candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. This position pays a modest stipend monthly and will begin in August 2020, with a possibility of renewal […]

Copyright Registration Rule Change Allows Flat Fee Registration of Short Textual Works Published Online

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is extremely pleased that the U.S. Copyright Office has issued a new copyright registration rule that will allow authors to register up to fifty short textual works published online for a single flat fee.  SFWA, along with the National Writers Union, Horror Writers Association, and American Society […]