Links and Resources for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers

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Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers faculty member
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Useful Resources for F&SF Writers:

  • Best Practices for Workshopping: Tips and practices for F&SF writing critique groups, as used in Rambo Academy online writing workshops.
  • Broad Universe: Nonprofit international organization of women and men dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work of women writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
  • Carl Brandon Society: Nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction.
  • Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers Critclub: Community devoted to motivation, support, market news, and critique exchange, aimed at fantasy and science fiction writers.
  • File 770: Newsite devoted to fantasy and science fiction, emphasis on the fannish/reader side of things, but lots of industry news and links, plus stuff of general interest.
  • How to Submit Short Stories: 8 minute video covering the basics of finding fiction markets and sending stories out.
  • Indie Reviewers List: List of reviewers accepting independently-published books.
  • Locus Magazine: Online/print magazine focusing on fantasy, horror, and science fiction traditional publishing.
  • Model Contracts: These model contracts explain clauses writers may encounter and what they should and shouldn’t sign. Contracts include: agent/author agreement; anthology contract for a piece of fiction; author collaboration agreement; magazine contract for a piece of fiction; and voice actor contract for audio fiction.
  • Submission Grinder: Online submission tracker and market news resource. Free to use; please consider donating a little money to them if it’s useful to you.
  • Your Cover Letter: A Template. A basic cover letter template that is all you need for submitting F&SF stories.
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA): International nonprofit organization for published authors and industry professionals in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres.
  • SFWA Services: Services SFWA offers to its members and the F&SF community at large.
  • SFWA Webform for determining membership qualifications: Walks you through the process of determining whether or not you are currently qualified for membership. Questions and edge cases should be sent to office AT
  • Turkey City Lexicon: Primer of terms for critiquing that apply to F&SF writing. Will be useful for writing critique groups.
  • Writer Beware: SFWA program whose mission is to track, expose, and raise awareness of the prevalence of fraud and other questionable activities in and around the publishing industry.
  • Back issues of Science Fiction Studies from DePauw University: Magazine devoted to science fiction, going back to 1973.

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