Welcome to the beta of SFWA’s Professional Education program. The world of creating science fiction and fantasy has changed drastically over the last decade, and it will undoubtedly change even more over the next. Some changes may seem daunting at first examination, but they can be mastered. The SFWA Professional Education program is designed to […]
Jill Nojack, Lee Martindale, Day Al-Mohamed, Katherine Duckett, Ace Ratcliff, and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (Chair).
John Joseph Adams, Catherine Asaro, Jennifer Brozek, Alex Shvartsman, John Helfers (Chair), Seanan McGuire, Robert Silverberg.
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. Jim Fiscus (Chair), Michael Capobianco, Ginjer Buchanan, Jeff Hecht, Ken Liu (Advisor), Anne Leonard, Victoria Strauss (Advisor), Rosemary Claire Smith.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
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 current members are James Beamon (Chair), Alaya Dawn Johnson, Alex Acks, Crystal Watanabe, Jane Pinckard, Kyle Aisteach, Michi Trota, Tao Roung Wong, Whitney “Strix” Beltrán.
The Education Committee oversees the SFWA Education Program, which is being developed to offer a wide variety of classes for members and non-members alike. The current members are Jonathan Brazee (Chair), Caren Gussoff, Laura Kemmerer, Stel Pavlou and Crystal Watanabe.
The Election Committee oversees SFWA internal elections. Its members are Maurice Broaddus, Matthew Johnson (Chair), Peng Shepherd, and Kate Baker (Advisor).
The Emergency Medical Fund Committee oversees the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund.
Mishell Baker (Chair) and Michael Capobianco (Advisor).
Featured Books, Featured Authors
Michael Payne, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley.
Financial Advisory Committee
A committee to give advice to the CFO on fiduciary matters concerning the organization. Michael Capobianco, Bud Sparhawk, C.C. Finlay, Natalie Luhrs, Ralph M. Ambrose, Glynn Stewart, Andrea Pawley, Michael J. Martinez, Oz Drummond (Chair), and Sonja Thomas.
Oz Drummond and Katrina S. Forest.
Game Writing Committee
Monica Valentinelli, Andrew Plotkin, Erin Roberts, Stewart Baker, Andrew G. Schneider (Chair).
Lou Berger (Chair), Jessica Reisman, Nancy Schrock
The Grievance Committee investigates and acts on member complaints. Its members are John E. Johnston III (Chair), Lee Martindale, Michael A. Armstrong, Michael Capobianco, Gary Kloster, Anne Leonard, Lawrence Moroney, Ron Montana, Jason Sanford, and Ian Watson.
Michael Damian Thomas (Chair), Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Sarah Pinsker, Mary Robinette Kowal.
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. Its members are: Michael Capobianco (Co-Chair), Jim Fiscus (Co-Chair), Rosemary Claire Smith, Anne Leonard, Elizabeth Moon, Jeff Hecht, H. Paul Honsinger (Advisor) and Gordon Van Gelder (Advisor).
Bud Webster Memorial Legacy Committee
Jean Marie Ward (Chair), Erin Wilcox
Membership Credentials Committee
The Membership Credentials Committee currently consists of the active SFWA Board. Mary Robinette Kowal (Chair), Kate Baker (Executive Director – Advisor), Erin Hartshorn, Nathan Lowell, Curtis Chen, Sarah Pinsker, Jeffe Kennedy, Kelly Robson, Tobias Buckell, and James Beamon.
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 is Gay Haldeman and can reached at Ombusdman@sfwa.org.
Middle Grade & Young Adult Authors SIG Steering Committee
Jenn Reese (Chair), Eugene Myers, Jeff Seymour.
Nebula Conference Steering Committee
Kate Baker (Executive Director), Terra LeMay (Deputy Executive Director), Steven H Silver (Event Coordinator), Colin Coyle (A/V Tech Coordinator), Beth Dawkins (Volunteer Coordinator), Kellan Szpara (Programming – Vision), Peng Shepherd (Programming – Logistics), and Erin Roberts (Programming – Communications).
The Self-Publishing Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on self-publishing matters. Its members are Amy DuBoff, Lee French, Daniel Potter (Chair), and Charles Lamb.
SFWA Awards Rules Committee
The SFWA Awards Rules Committee administers the Nebula Awards, including the Bradbury and Norton Awards. Jim Hosek (Nebula Awards Commissioner), Sarah Grey (Assistant to the NAC), Stewart C. Baker (Assistant to the NAC for Game Writing), Jeffrey Carver (Chair), James Patrick Kelly, and Connie Willis, with Terra LeMay (Deputy Executive Director – Advisor).
Short Fiction Committee
The Short Fiction Committee leads SFWA discussion and action on short fiction (story, novelette, novella) matters. Its members are John P.Murphy (Chair), Helena Bell, A.T. Greenblatt, Stewart Baker, and Marguerite Kenner.
Beth Dawkins (Volunteer Coordinator), Emily Liu (Assistant to the Volunteer Coordinator).
Writing Scams Committee
The Writing Scams Committee looks to identify and warn members of scams through mechanisms such as Writer Beware®. Its members are Victoria Strauss (Chair), Richard C. White, and Michael Capobianco.
last updated 2/5/2020