The Contracts Committee leads SFWA discussion regarding contract terms. The Committee prepares model contracts, issues alert about dangerous contract terms, and researches other general information on contracts.
The DEI Committee leads SFWA discussion regarding DEI policy for SFWA, increasing SFWA membership with marginalized and/or underrepresented communities, and improving SFWA’s diversity and inclusion to ensure new voices are seen and heard.
The Election Committee oversees SFWA internal elections.
The Emergency Medical Fund Committee oversees the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund.
Financial Advisory Committee
The Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) advises the CFO on fiduciary matters concerning the organization.
Game Writing Committee
The Game Writing Committee encourages engagement and provides advice on game writing issues and the games industry, as it relates to the SFWA.
The Grievance Committee investigates and acts on member complaints about publishers.
Independent Authors Committee
The Independent Authors Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on self-publishing matters.
Information Systems Committee (Infosys)
International Relations Committee (Intercom)
Legal Affairs Committee
The Legal Affairs Committee is the successor to older committees that posted comments to the Copyright Office on orphan works and other issues and responded to requests from the House Judiciary Committee for comments on copyright law. The Committee continues to respond to requests for comments and monitor legal issues affecting writers.
Membership Credentials Committee
The Membership Credentials Committee currently consists of the active SFWA Board.
Middle Grade & Young Adult Writers Steering Committee
Nebula Conference Steering Committee
The ombudsman is an alternate means of communication with the SFWA Board and officers. Anonymity is assured and your communications are confidential. The current Ombudsman can reached at Ombusdman@sfwa.org.
The SFWA Romance Committee will offer meaningful input and assistance in cultivating a positive trajectory for authors of stories that combine fantasy, science fiction, and romance in a way that encourages diversity, engagement, and quality, while also providing outreach and support resources for those struggling with inclusion in the SFF community at large.
SFWA Awards Rules Committee
The SFWA Awards Rules Committee (SARC) administers the Nebula Awards, including the Bradbury and Norton Awards.
Short Fiction Committee
The Short Fiction Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on short fiction (story, novelette, novella) matters.
Writing Scams Committee
The Writing Scams Committee looks to identify and warn members of scams through mechanisms such as Writer Beware®.
last updated 1/28/2021