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Jan 12

SFWA

After some web mishaps and lost emails I was able to get in touch with Jane Jewell, the Executive Director of the Science Fiction Writers Association, and she was extremely helpful in getting me set up.  So, as of now I’m officially a dues-paying member.  I haven’t got my login info set up yet so I’m not entirely sure what secrets lie within the ‘member’s only’ section, but from what I can tell the organization appears to be some dark cabal which uses ancient infernal machines to assert control over the minds of men (women, too).

From their website:

SFWA is a non-profit organization of professional writers of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres. Esteemed past and present members include Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury, and Andre Norton.

Founded in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization now includes over 1500 speculative authors, artists, editors, and allied professionals. SFWA presents the prestigious Nebula Awards, assists members in legal disputes with publishers, and hosts the well-known Writer Beware web site.

Honestly, I’m just excited to have a chance to hobnob a little with those more experienced than me, although I hope I get a scepter, preferably one with a perpetually spinning planet on the end.

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  1. BarbraAnnino

    Hi James!

    Congratulations on your sales! Sounds like things are going well for you. I signed with Jack in June. My book is trudging through the acquisitions process right now and I’m patiently waiting for news. Sigh. Long process, huh? Word was the editor at TOR/FORGE liked it in November. Hoping it won’t be long now until I hear yeah or neah.

    Cross your fingers for me. Hope to meet you at a conference sometime.

    Barbra Annino

  2. BarbraAnnino

    BTW- I really enjoy reading your blog and the steps you are going through. No one else has this. Very interesting!

    Barb

  3. zombie0.com

    Thanks, I appreciate it. It is a (sometimes painfully) slow process, but I’ve managed to kind of get into the groove of it. The long periods of silence got to me at first but I think it’s just normal…I’ve totally got my fingers crossed for you. Glad you like the blog, too, sometimes I feel like I’m rambling. I’m thinking of posting a running serial or something as I get closer to the publication date to try and draw in more readers. We’ll see…

  4. BarbraAnnino

    Maybe try Facebook, Twitter, and offer to guest blog at other places. I have a blog that no one really reads yet either. I think that comes when you’re published. I also belong to a blog group called Frightening Journeys. We would love to have you as a guest some week. http://paranormalwriters.blogspot.com/.
    The usual theme is paranormal, but we cover all aspects of writing.

  5. zombie0.com

    I’m on Facebook but aside from finding some old friends I’d fallen out of touch with I can’t say I’ve networked very successfully. I’ve heard of Twitter but I’m not sure what it is exactly, I’ll check it out. I’ll swing by Frightening Journeys, it sounds like fun…

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