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Spectrum Open for Submissions

Spectrum 24 is open for submissions until January 25, 2017. The annual art collection highlights “the best and brightest creators of fantastic art from around the globe: it serves as an invaluable resource book for art directors, art buyers, publishers and agents world-wide.” Judges this year include Christian Alzmann, Laurie Lee, Brom, Mark Newman, Victo […]

2017 Hugo Awards Nomination Period Open

Nominations are now open for the Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, to be presented at Worldcon 75, August 9-13, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. You are eligible to nominate if you have an attending or supporting membership for Worldcon 75, MidAmeriCon II (the 2016 Worldcon), or Worldcon 76 (the […]

HWA Lifetime Achievement Award Committee

HWA President Lisa Morton has appointed Ramsey Campbell, Erinn Kemper, Monica Kuebler, John Little, and Joseph Nassise as members of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Committee. The committee considers recommendations submitted by the Horror Writer Association’s general membership, but is free to choose a recipient who has not been recommended. For more information, including how to […]

Kowal Withdraws SFWA Candidacy

Mary Robinette Kowal announced on her blog that she would not be running for President of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America in 2017. Her decision to run was made before learning current President Cat Rambo was seeking re-election. Kowal said that Rambo and herself “are politically aligned on where SFWA should be heading. We’re […]

SFWA Changes to Game Writing Qualifications

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America board has voted to change the qualifications for game writing applications and memberships. The original qualifications were created by the Game Writing Committee, and have been amended to reflect concerns “about the exclusion of salaried writers, the limit on number of collaborators, since collaboration in games is […]

2016 NEA Fellowships Announced

Several authors of genre interest are recipients of 2016 Literature Fellowships awarded by The National Endowment for the Arts. Diane Cook, Lucy Corin, and Aaron Their are among the writers who received grants of $25,000 each. The grants are meant to give “writers the time and space to create, revise, conduct research, and connect with […]

VanderMeer Creative Funds Octavia Project

VanderMeer Creative announced on December 6, 2016 that they will be funding The Octavia Project for 2016-2017 The Octavia Project is a free program for Brooklyn girls ages 12-17, that “uses girls’ passion in science fiction, fantasy, fan-fiction, and gaming to teach them skills in science, technology, art, and writing, equipping them with skills to […]

Smofcon 35 Announced

The 2017 Smofcon (Smofcon 35) will be held December 1-3, 2017, at the Back Bay Hilton in Boston MA. Laurie Mann is the convention chair. Attending memberships cost $50 until February 28, 2017, after which prices will change. For more information, see the official website.

2017 GUFF Candidates

Candidates for the 2017 Get Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF) were announced November 21, 2016: Donna Maree Hanson Sam Hawke Belle McQuattie Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein (shared) The 2017 fund will send fans from Australasia to Europe to attend Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. GUFF is open to anyone who has been active in science […]

Worldcon 75 Co-Chair Resigns

Crystal Huff, co-chair of the 75th Worldcon, resigned her position on November 19, 2016, citing career and family priorities. Huff worked for four years on the bid for Worldcon 75, which will be held August 9-13, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. She will continue to work for the convention in a smaller role. Jukka Halme will […]


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