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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...

Popular Posts 6/1-6/8 2013

Have Literary Luddites Taken Over SFF Fandom?! Sexism and the SFWA Girl, You’re In the Army Now Crossroads: The Difficulty of Police Procedural Speculative Fiction No. 18 –...

Sexism and the SFWA

So there's a brouhaha brewing around the Science Fiction Writers of America and accusations of blatant sexism within that organization. (Actually it's more like a raging...

From the In Box 6/1/13

SFWA CONTROVERSY:  RESNICK & MALZBERG & 'SEXIST' COVERS Daniel M. Kimmel Announces BOFCA Facebook Page SFWA Controversy!!!  Authors Up in Arms! Pitchforks and Torches Heading for...

Atlanta Nights: A good, bad example.

Science Fiction authors have frequently felt that their genre was treated badly by publishers.  When PublishAmerica wrote on its own web site that ...

NaNoWriMo Woes

After last week, I talked about the whole process of writing and winning National Novel Writing Month - or in this case, it’s summer...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Dear Editor...: How to submit short fiction (conclusion) Welcome back to my on-going and generally weekly series on how to market and sell short fiction....

Self Publishing for Beginners

This week I became an author. After reading about Hugh Howey, I was inspired to collect the three installments of The Carrion Files into...
Pulling back the publishing veil

Pulling Back the Publishing Veil: Life of Copyright Terms

There has been much talk this week about the contract terms of Random House's new digital imprints. John Scalzi, president of the SFWA has...

Amazing News March 21, 2013

Our Own Felicity Savage is profiled in Lightspeed Magazine Shared Worlds, the Teen Writing Camp has launched its registration drive The April issue of Playboy has...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Where to First?: How to choose short fiction markets Welcome back. This is the seventh in my weekly (more or less) series of posts on...

Inspiration and Writing, or: OMG It’s Full of Light Bulbs!

Where does fresh-squeezed idea juice come from? Read on, and see what helps produce it.

Demolition

I was going to devote this initial essay to The Shaver Mystery, that forties phenomenon masterminded by Raymond Palmer which put science fiction for...