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Game Writing Nebula Category

Beginning with the 2018 Nebula Awards (for works published in 2017), there will be a new award category: Best Game Writing. SFWA President Cat Rambo says “all forms of game writing will be eligible.” SFWA expects to have the game writing versions of their suggested reading list and new release newsletter available this week. For more on the […]

Hugo Voter Packet Available

The 2017 Hugo Voter Packet is available for download by members of Worldcon 75. “Messages have gone out to voters, including personalized links and information on how to access the packet. Anyone who has not received it should contact hugohelp@worldcon.fi.” The packet does not contain all the nominated works in their entirety, but there is some […]

Yang Withdrawn from Hugos

Mansik Yang has been removed from the Best Fan Artist category for the 2017 Hugo Awards. His place will be taken by Elizabeth Leggett. Paper ballots will be reissued, and the online ballot will be amended. In a statement released May 17, 2017, Worldcon 75 administrators said: As the packet was being assembled, Mansik Yang, […]

Tor Books to Launch New Imprint

Tor Books is launching a new serialized fiction podcast imprint, Tor Labs, which will focus on “experimental approaches to genre publishing, beginning with original dramatic podcasts.” Tor Labs will be helmed by senior editor Marco Palmieri and editor Jennifer Gunnels. Tor Labs plans to debut on August 2, 2017, beginning with a weekly original science […]

Editorial Staff Changes at Escape Pod

Norm Sherman has stepped down as editor of weekly science fiction podcast Escape Pod. Divya Breed & Mur Lafferty are the new co-editors, and Benjamin C. Kinney is assistant editor.

Call for Aurealis Judges

The Aurealis Awards announced they are seeking judges for the 2017 awards process in the following categories: Science Fiction Novel Science Fiction Short Story/Novella Fantasy Novel Fantasy Short Story/Novella Horror Novel/Novella/Horror Short Story Young Adult Novel/Young Adult Short Story Children’s Fiction Collection/Anthology Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel The only qualifications are that applicants must be residents of […]

Martin Funds Odyssey Horror Scholarship

George R.R. Martin announced on April 26, 2017 that he will fund a horror-writing scholarship for the Odyssey Writing Workshop, held every summer at Saint Anselm College in Manchester NH. The “Miskatonic Scholarship” will be awarded once a year to a writer of Lovecraftian fiction and will cover tuition, fees, and lodging. Winners will be […]

2016 Bram Stoker Awards Winners

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the winners for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards on April 29, 2017 at a gala held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA during StokerCon 2017. Superior Achievement in a Novel The Fisherman, John Langan (Word Horde) Hard Light, Elizabeth Hand (Minotaur) Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones (William Morrow) Stranded, Bracken MacLeod (Tor) Disappearance […]

2017 Dragon Awards Voting Open

Voting for the 2017 Dragon Awards is now open. Votes can be cast online and are open to the public. Winners will be honored during the 2017 Dragon Con, happening September 1-4, 2017 in Atlanta GA. Voting closes July 24, 2017.

SFWA VP Hogarth Steps Down

M.C.A. Hogarth has resigned as vice president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Director at large Erin Hartshorn will serve as vice president until the next election in May of 2018.


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