Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
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Formation 1965
Type 501(c)3 organization
Purpose SFWA informs, supports, promotes, defends and advocates for its members.
Headquarters Enfield, CT
Region served
International
Membership
Approx. 1,900 members [1]
President
Cat Rambo
Website www.sfwa.org

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, or SFWA ( ə/ or ə/) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of professional science fiction and fantasy writers. While SFWA is based in the United States, its membership is open to writers worldwide. The organization was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight under the name Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc. The president of SFWA as of 2015 is Cat Rambo.

SFWA has about 1,900 professionally published writer members worldwide. [1]

SFWA members vote for the Nebula Awards, one of the principal English-language science fiction awards.

Mission

SFWA informs, supports, promotes, defends and advocates for its members. [2]

SFWA activities include informing science fiction and fantasy writers on professional matters, protecting their interests, [3] and helping them deal effectively with agents, editors, anthologists, and producers in print and non-print media; [4] encouraging public interest in and appreciation for science fiction and fantasy literature; sponsoring, editing, and disseminating writings, papers, books, pamphlets, and other publications which exemplify science fiction and fantasy literature of high quality; conducting conferences, public discussion groups, forums, lectures, and seminar programs; and furnishing services connected with this stated purpose.

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