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For Authors

SFWA maintains an information center for authors, providing a wide range of useful materials for both member author and nonmember alike.

SFWA Help Desk

The SFWA Help Desk aims to answer questions about the craft and business of writing, and about Novels, YA Novels, Short Fiction, Poetry, Self-publishing, Graphic Novels and Comics, Game Writing, Screenplays, History of SF, History of SFWA, Agents, Promotion/Marketing. Knowing how to do research is a crucial skill for success as a writer. The best […]

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Mentoring Initiative

*Note 6.29.2021: The SFWA Mentoring Initiative is currently on hiatus while the team investigates and implements some tools to improve the process. There is no firm ETA for the next round of mentor/mentee matching, but we are hopeful that matching will return in late Autumn, or early Winter. Please check this space for more information […]

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SFWA Middle Grade and Young Adult Writers

SFWA Middle Grade and Young Adult Writers is a special interest group supporting SFWA members interested in professionally publishing in the middle grade and young adult markets. Formed in June 2012, the group is currently in the midst of its second trial period. Any interested SFWA members are welcome to join. SFWA Middle Grade and Young Adult Writers is guided […]

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About Us Mission Who we are, what we do, and why. Includes information on how to contact us. Overview and Site Map What you’ll find on the Writer Beware® website, plus links to general resources about literary scams. Writer Beware® Contests and Awards Copyright Editors and Assessment Services Literary Agents Reading/Writing Apps and Platforms Self-Publishing […]

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Information Center

No writer is an island.  Whether you’re submitting your first manuscript or negotiating film rights for your latest novel, this Information Center will help you perfect your craft and protect your interests. Advice for New Writers Manuscript Preparation (Standard Manuscript Format, Cover Letters, SASE’s) Writing Tips (How to Become a Writer, Basic Technique, Advice from Pros) Where to Submit […]

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