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Odyssey Writing Workshop: A Life-Changing Educational Experience

The Odyssey site, www.odysseyworkshop.org, provides information about Odyssey’s workshop, online classes, webinars, critique service, consultations, coaching, and many free resources

New Editor-in-Chief Chosen to Steer SFWA’s Publications

Trota will be the 20th Editor-in-Chief in SFWA’s 54-year history, and is the first Person of Color to serve as the organization’s Editor-in-Chief.

Filtering Feedback: Strategies for Overcoming the RevisionDoldrums

Filtering feedback is a complicated process and one that is unique to every project. Fortunately, though, there are strategies

Writing The Other Rechristens Financial Aid Program to Vonda N. McIntyre...

Extremely appropriate re-naming that we heartily approve of. And, if you don't know its origins, you're in for a treat.

SFWA Contracts Committee Advisory on No-advance Contracts

WANAL, but SFWA offers some suggestions regarding no-advance contract

What Makes You Think Your Idea’s Even Worth Stealing?

Is "idea theft" a real thing and, if so, is it worth doing the time when you're caught?

In Memoriam-Brad Linaweaver

Brad Linaweaver (b.1952) died after a lengthy battle with cancer on August 29.  Linaweaver began publishing science fiction in 1980 with the short story “The...

The Jargon and Slang of the Fantastic

In this expose by author and SFWA member Ken Pelham, writers are cautioned not to get trapped by jargon and slang

SFWA Minimum Pro Rate Now in Effect

The SFWA minimum payment rate for professional short fiction markets is now eight cents  per word. In accordance with our mission to support and empower...

Last Hours! A Matter of Time Bundle – Curated by SFWA

This bundle is no longer on sale, but you probably don't want to miss these books!


Apes in space...after that, what else do you need?

2016 Nebula Nominees

...and the nominees are...

AMAZING THINGS: Ellison Calls for Grand Master Status for Spinrad

Norman Spinrad deserves a Grand Master Award. Now.

Short Story or Long Story? How to Decide on the...

How do you determine what length to write? Complete with official SFWA story lengths!

Science Fiction & Fantasy at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival

Science fiction and fantasy have a comprehensive and highly visible presence at the annual Baltimore Book Festival. In fact, SFWA is a programming partner and their tent is like a mini-Con. I’ve lived in the region since 1992, yet somehow managed to overlook this event. I won’t make that mistake again, it was terrific.

Beauty, the Eye of the Beholder and Miss Universe

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is to say that beauty is subjective and, despite the human condition that every one...

AMAZING THINGS: Catherine Asaro’s Kickstarter Project

Catherine Asaro is trying for a stretch goal on Kickstarter. Give it a hand!

Nebula Awards Livecast

Nebula Awards webcast

AMAZING THINGS You Should Know: Delany To Be Inducted As SFWA...

Open Road Media celebrates Samuel R. Delany's induction as SFWA Grand Master

19th Nervous Breakdown? 34th Kerfuffle? SFWA & The Petition

A roundup, links and commentary on the SFWA Anti-censorship petition

Walking the Tightrope Between Innocent and Cynical

Nina offers help to new writers navigating the shark-filled waters of the publishing biz

AMAZING News 12/8/13

Read ALLLLLL About It!

Introduction to SFF – 7 – Grandmasters

Who are your Grandmasters of Science Fiction?

The Language of Scandal: Why Do Speculative Fiction Writers Love Disgusting...

Why has this man been labelled "a poo-flinging chimp," among other, less printable things? I have an idea or two (a rare occurrence, I know, I know).

Having a Sexual Harassment Policy is not Enough

The topic of sexual harassment, in general and specifically at science fiction (SF) conventions (cons), has been discussed online at length lately, due in...
The Wheel of the Winds, by M. J. Engh

low intensity – 3 – M. J. Engh

M.J. Engh can hardly be said to have sailed under the radar. She received the SFWA's Author Emeritus award in 2009, and her 1976...

Amazing News Weekly – 6/23

NEW CONTEST! WIN A COPY OF HAUNTINGS, edited by ELLEN DATLOW Amazing Stories is giving away one copy of Hauntings, edited by Ellen Datlow via a random drawing on...

The Artful Collector: Vulgaris Triumphus? on Judging (SFWA) Magazines by Their...

Judge books by their cover?  Everyone does it.  That’s why – and despite the mis-marketing, agenting “horror stories” (both artist and author) and egregious...

TIME MACHINE: Past Popular Posts

Like the Omega 13 Device - but Better! Travel back in time up to seven days, not a paltry 13 seconds.  Why, 13 seconds doesn't...

A Case for Courtesy

The controversy over the SFWA Bulletin that erupted from the SFWA forums onto the wider internet this week brought to mind something that's been...