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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: https://www.biddingforgood.com/wbi/sfwaauction.  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 […]

SFWA Awards the 2023 Givers Fund Grants

The Grants Committee of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) has awarded 29 organizations, activities, and public interest programs with Givers Fund Grants. These micro-grants ranged from $165 to $4,235 each, for use for projects taking place in 2023. Givers Fund Grants are intended to aid projects that align with SFWA’s mission to […]

SFWA Stands in Solidarity with the WGA

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association supports writers. As such, SFWA stands in solidarity with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in their strike. Emblematic of that support was our Nebula Awards Ceremony team working to ensure that the script for the ceremony was complete before the strike began so we would not violate […]

The Inaugural Infinity Award Honoree: Octavia E. Butler

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) is proud to announce the creation of the Infinity Award, with its inaugural presentation honoring the works and career of Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) at the 58th Annual Nebula Awards® Ceremony on May 14. The SFWA Board voted to create the Infinity Award to posthumously honor acclaimed […]

Watch the 58th Nebula Awards Finalists Announcement on March 7!

We invite the global speculative fiction community to tune in for a livestream announcement of the 58th Annual Nebula Awards®  finalists on Tuesday, March 7, at 5:00pm Pacific Time! Facebook livestream: https://www.facebook.com/events/198142222865460 YouTube livestream: https://youtube.com/live/3nZqRdcKVeg?feature=share We are thrilled that the finalists announcement will once again feature SAG-AFTRA performers sharing live readings from some of the […]

SFWA Members Weigh in on AI & Machine Learning Applications & Considerations

Recent developments in the use of technology to produce creative works have driven both insightful commentary and strong feelings in the science fiction and fantasy community. These artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools and applications are being used to generate artwork, audio narration, nonfiction articles, and fictional narratives with increasing frequency. There are important […]