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SFWA Names Robin McKinley Its 39th Grand Master!

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) is proud to announce that Robin McKinley has been named the 39th Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy.  The SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award recognizes “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.” It is named after […]

You’re Invited to an Indie Author Town Hall!

Join SFWA’s Independent Authors Committee at our town hall on November 10 at 4:00pm Pacific Time! We’ll be discussing how SFWA can be a voice for indie author advocacy with book retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and Kobo.  Independent authors’ relationships with our online vendors is essential to success! It may come […]

New Sections Added to Indie Pub 101!

We are pleased to offer two new sections for our Indie Pub 101 resource hub at! Launched in July, Indie Pub 101’s purpose is to provide up-to-date resources for indie authors so they can improve their craft, produce professional books, and promote their indie work competitively in the digital marketplace, using the best practices […]

SFWA’s Week 4 Events at the Clarion West Write-A-Thon

This week, SFWA has partnered with Clarion West for Week 4 of their annual summer Write-A-Thon! The Write-A-Thon takes place over the same six weeks as their intensive workshop for emerging writers. Anyone is welcome to register to take part in the Write-A-Thon, and if you haven’t yet, please visit their website to do so:  […]

The 2022–2023 SFWA Board

Effective July 1, 2022, the SFWA Board of Directors is made up of the following members: President Jeffe Kennedy  Vice President John Murphy  Secretary Jasmine Gower  Chief Financial Officer Erin Hartshorn  Directors-at-Large Monica Valentinelli, Jordan Kurella, Remy Nakamura, Christine Taylor-Butler, and José Pablo Iriarte. Please join us in giving our thanks to the Directors and […]

Introducing the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., has successfully filed to do future business as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA). The nonprofit organization has adopted this new name for most professional purposes. Doing so allows SFWA to be more inclusive of its many international members. Over a quarter of SFWA’s […]