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SFWA Committees

Anthology Committee

The Anthology Committee handles SFWA anthologies, such as the yearly Nebula Award collection. Its members are: Catherine Asaro, Robin Wayne Bailey, Michael Bishop, Michael Capobianco, Jack Dann, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, James Morrow, Mike Resnick, and Robert Silverberg.

Circulating Book Plan

The Circulating Book Plan allows participating members to exchange new books in the field. It is directed by Michael Payne.

Contracts Committee

The Contracts Committee leads SFWA discussion regarding contract terms and provides support for the contracts repository and other resources related to contracts.

Copyright Committee

The Copyright Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on copyright and related matters. Its members are Michael Capobianco, Jim Fiscus, Ken Liu, Elizabeth Moon, Rosemary Claire Smith, and Lynne Thomas. Advisors are Cory Doctorow,  C.E.P Petit, Jerry Pournelle, and Emily Mah Tippetts.

Election Committee

The Election Committee oversees SFWA internal elections. Its members are Brenda Clough, Laura Ann Gilman, and Lawrence M. Schoen.

EMF Committee

The  Emergency Medical Fund Committee oversees the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund. (Jerry Pournelle, Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis)

Grievance Committee

The Grievance Committee investigates and acts on member complaints. Its members are Michael Armstrong (novels), John Barnes (work for hire, bookseller relations), Michael Capobianco (special projects), John E. Johnston III, Ron Montana (TV/film), Eric James Stone (short fiction), and Ian Watson (foreign publishers). More information on griefcom can be found here.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee currently consists of the Board.

Ombudsman Committee

The current Ombudsman is Cynthia Felice.

Self-publishing Committee

The Self-Publishing Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on self-publishing matters. Its members are Matthew Bennardo, Anne Marie Buehl, Maggie Hogarth, Hugh Howey, Jim Johnson, and Matthew Johnson.

SFWA Awards Rules Committee

The SFWA Awards Rules Committee deals with the Nebula, Norton, and other SFWA awards): Jeff Carver, Jim Kelly, Jamie Todd Rubin (Nebula Awards Commissioner) and Connie Willis.

Short Fiction Committee

The Short Fiction Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on short fiction (story, novelette, novella) matters. Its members are Matthew Bennardo, Danielle Gembala, Lee Hallison, Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Jeffe Kennedy, Lucas Law, John Murphy, and Sarah Pinsker.

​Writing Scams Committee

The ​Writing Scams Committee looks to identify and warn members of scams through mechanisms such as Writer Beware . Its members are Michael Capobianco, Victoria Strauss, and Richard White.

last updated 5/1/2014