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SFWA Minimum Pro Rate Now in Effect

The SFWA minimum payment rate for professional short fiction markets is now eight cents  per word. In accordance with our mission to support and empower science fiction and fantasy writers, SFWA periodically reviews and adjusts the minimum payment rate for professional short fiction markets (known colloquially as the SFWA pro rate). On January 16, 2019, […]

Copyright Registration Alert

The Committee has been alerted to potential problems for some writers when they register their copyright(s) with the US Copyright Office.  The information authors must include when registering a copyright is considered public, and will become visible to anyone searching the Copyright Office’s records, either in person or online at https://cocatalog.loc.gov/ 

Camp Writerhaven Announced

News from Middle Tennessee State University: MTSU Write is proud to announce Camp Writerhaven, a new writers’ retreat for wordsmiths in all genres at Rockvale Writers’ Colony June 20-23 and July 14-20.  Camp Writerhaven provides writers time and space to grease their creative engines and produce the literary fruits of focused productivity during two sessions […]

2019 Officer Election Results

Thank you to those of you who took the time to vote in the SFWA Board elections. The results as certified by the Elections Committee and the Executive Director are as follows: President: Mary Robinette Kowal (unopposed) Secretary: Curtis Chen (unopposed) Director-at-Large: 3 Open Positions (winners and runners-up listed alphabetically) (W) Andy Duncan (W) Jeffe Kennedy (W) Sarah Pinsker […]