SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, has just changed their membership rules. There will be some speedbumps, as this is a major structural change.
Effective March 1, both indie and small press authors will be eligible for SFWA’s Active and Associate memberships.
For Active (full) membership:
- One novel-length work for which the author’s earned at least $3,000; or
- At least 10,000 words of shorter work for which the author’s earned at least 6 cents/word.
For Associate membership:
- At least 1,000 words of shorter fiction for which the author’s earned at least 6 cents/word.
And then there are those of us bound to break the system because we’re already associates, but before the 6 cents a word went into effect.
Not Just for Gearheads
SF/F is a bigger tent than you might think. If you write a number of romance genres (e.g., paranormal romance), you’re also arguably writing SF/F.
I look forward to our Amish science fiction writer members.
More details here.