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Vote for the Second Annual Dragon Awards

Fans can register to vote for the second annual Dragon Awards until Sunday, August 28th at 11:59PM (EDT).

The awards are “by the fans, for the fans, and are your chance to reward those who have made real contributions to SF, books, games, comics, and shows.”

Prior SFWA Board & Officers

SFWA is a mostly volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We’d like to take the time to thank those professionals who have stepped up and run for one of the SFWA Board positions throughout our 50+ year history. All Past Officers and Selected Other Positions July 1st – June 30th, 2021 President: Mary Robinette Kowal Vice President: […]

10 Things I Learned While I Was A Director-At-Large for SFWA

by Jennifer Brozek

As of 1 July 2017, I stepped down from a two year stint as a Director-At-Large for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). My term was up and I chose not to run again (this time) due to life happening around me. I learned so much from the organization and from the other Directors themselves. I also learned a lot from the SFWA membership through the lens of a board member. To make things easy on me, I’ve distilled it all into the 10 Things I Learned While I Was A Director-At-Large for SFWA.

SFWA Market Report For July

Welcome to July edition of the SFWA Pro-rate Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA.

Don’t Tweet Your Rejections

by Shanna Swenson

Rejection is one of the worst parts of writing. When you get a story or novel rejected by an editor or agent, it stings. Your first instinct may be to go online and seek comfort and commiseration by letting your followers know what you’re going through. But stop and think before you spread the news of your rejection all over social media.

Odyssey Workshop Open for Applications

News from the nonprofit Odyssey Workshop: ODYSSEY RESIDENTIAL SIX-WEEK WORKSHOP FOR FANTASY, SCIENCE FITCTION, AND HORROR WRITERS NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS Just the facts summary: Who: Writers of Fantasy, SciFi, and Horror who want to improve their skills through in-depth instruction and feedback from Jeanne Cavelos, a bestselling author and a former senior editor at Bantam […]

How to Land Pitch Meetings in Hollywood

by Joshua Sky

A big part of selling scripts and landing writing assignments is pitching material in Hollywood. These dealings are nurtured through a series of meetings that you can get in a variety of ways. Let’s explore how to land and get the most from these meetings.

What REALLY Sold in 2016?

Maybe that stubborn determination to find an agent and get picked up by a NY publisher so that your book ends up in Barnes and Noble isn’t really worth the (huge) effort.

In Memoriam – Linn Prentis

Agent Linn Prentis (b.1944) died on December 24. Prentis began her long career as an agent working for the Virginia Kidd Agency, leaving after fifteen years to strike out on her own.