Mystery Writers of America (MWA) will co-sponsor the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Writer Beware program, which exposes publishing scams, educates writers on how to protect themselves from fraud, and maintains a massive database on their website of questionable literary agents, publishers, editorial services, and literary contests.
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Anticipation is pleased to announce the Hugo winners for 2009.
Our sister-site, NebulaAwards.com, interviews Mary E. Pearson about her Andre Norton Awards finalist novel The Adoration of Jenna Fox.
The jury for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy is actively reading works published in 2009.
SFWA extends our congratulations to the nominees for this Year’s World Fantasy Awards. The World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering of professionals, collectors and others interested in the field of light and dark fantasy art and literature. The number of attending memberships are limited, and usually sell out in advance of the start of the convention. The World Fantasy Awards are presented during a Sunday afternoon banquet.
LOS ANGELES — Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America will hold this year’s annual business meeting at the 2009 World Fantasy Convention in San Jose, Calif.
So here it is. You’re a fairly “new” writer, or at least new to the convention scene, and you desperately want to make some industry contacts in the hopes that it will make it easier to get an agent/sell your work/quit your day job and hire a cabana boy/any of the above. You decide to go to a convention, perhaps picking one of the “big” ones such as WorldCon, or World Fantasy, because you’ve heard that editors and agents are absolutely spilling out the doors.
Here are some guidelines/rules/suggestions to go by:
Having trouble “confessing” your problems? Michael Bracken, author of several confessional stories, offers a few tidbits of advice.
Phil Plait, of the famed Bad Astronomy blog, points out the first of the photos from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. They are a Science Fiction writer’s equivalent of space porn. Sleek, sexy photos loaded with details. As Phil says, “That’s like looking out your airplane window… if you were over the frakking Moon!”
This report from Gear Diary paints a unpleasant picture for Amazon’s download policy for Kindle. It seems that there’s a limit to how many times you can download a book, but that limit isn’t posted anywhere. Here’s an excerpt of the article, but it’s worth reading the whole thing. The customer rep asked me to […]