By Cat Rambo, President, SFWA I will add more pictures in later, editing them in as they get processed. For now, I want to record some of my thoughts and memories from the past weekend and the Nebula Awards conference weekend, before a brand-new weekend eclipses any part of the splendor. Kudoes to the Science Fiction […]Read more "The Merqueen’s Report: Nebula Awards Weekend, 2018"
Episode 2 – Space Opera: livestreamed February 18, 2018. #SpecWomenChat is a livestreamed panel discussion featuring women who work in, and write, SFF. Our Panel: Ann Leckie has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, a lunch lady, and a recording engineer. The author of many published short stories, and […]Read more "#SpecWomenChat Episode 2 – Space Opera"
Happy New Year everyone! I figured this was a good time to lay out my writing plans for the year for the benefit of friends & fans. To start with, some bad news: I have decided that for 2018, I will not be producing new installments in the Wyrd West Chronicles. My reasons for this […]Read more "My Writing Plans for 2018"
Cat is writing a series of articles about the SFWA and the relationship of indie writers to the organization. I am reblogging it here because I know that other SFF indie authors will want to know!
By Cat Rambo, current President of the SFWA
As part of a Twitter conversation, one of my favorite gamewriters, Ken St. Andre, suggested I write up something about SFWA and independent writers that goes into enough detail that people can understand why — or why not — they might want to join. This is part one of a multi-part series that will talk about some of the history behind the decision, and in this first part I want to talk about the organization prior to admitting independent writers. Part two will discuss how SFWA came to change membership criteria in order to make it possible for people to qualify for membership with indie sales in 2016, and some of the changes made as part of planning for that expansion. Part three will focus on how SFWA has changed in the intervening time, while part four will look at what I see as the changes that will continue as we move forward over the next decade. In all of this, I’m trying to provide something of an insider’s look that may or may not be useful, but certainly will be full of many words.
Read the full article at Cat Rambo’s blog, Kittywumpus.Read more "History of the SFWA"