On occasion, authors have to deal with interviews. Few individuals receive interview training, so here’s some guidelines to help you prepare for upcoming interviews. 1) Preparation is key The more that you can prepare for the interview, the better. Preparation comes in a variety of manners, and can include: – reading and studying prior interviews […]
Jill Nojack, Lee Martindale, Day Al-Mohamed, Katherine Duckett, Ace Ratcliff, and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (Chair).
Alison Wilgus (they/them) (Chair), Shaenon Garrity (she/her), Jessica Maison (she/her), and Tim Susman (he/him)
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, Jeff Hecht, Ginjer Buchanan (advisor), 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.
Jean Marie Ward (C0-Chair), Michael Capobianco (Co-Chair), Mishell Baker, Jeanne Adams, Erin Wilcox, Todd Dashoff, Tobias Buckell (Board Liaison)
Featured Books, Featured Authors
Michael Payne, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley.
Financial Advisory Committee
The Financial Advisory Committee advises the CFO on fiduciary matters concerning the organization.
Oz Drummond (Chair), Michael Capobianco, Bud Sparhawk, C.C. Finlay, Natalie Luhrs, Ralph M. Ambrose, Glynn Stewart, Andrea Pawley, Michael J. Martinez, and Sonja Thomas.
Oz Drummond and Katrina S. Forest.
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.
Andrew Schneider (he/him) (Chair), Rhiannon Louve (xe/xim), Erin Roberts (she/her), Andrew Plotkin (he/him), Stewart Baker (he/him), Clayton Kroh (he/him), Varak Kaloustian, Will McDermott (he/him)
Lou Berger (Chair), Jessica Reisman, Nancy Schrock
The Grievance Committee investigates and acts on member complaints.
John E. Johnston III (Chair), Lee Martindale, Michael A. Armstrong, Michael Capobianco, Cat Rambo, Emily Mah Tippetts, Dan Kobolt.
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).
Membership Credentials Committee
The Membership Credentials Committee currently consists of the active SFWA Board. Mary Robinette Kowal (Chair), Kate Baker (Executive Director – Advisor), Tobias Buckell, Nathan Lowell, Curtis Chen, Sarah Pinsker, Jeffe Kennedy, James Beamon, Phoebe Barton, and Monica Valentinelli.
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 10/17/2020