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SFWA Bulletin

Entry updated 18 May 2020. Tagged: Publication.

A journal, published quarterly, which serves as the official public voice of Science Fiction Writers of America, now Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America but retaining the familiar initials SFWA. The SFWA Bulletin was founded in 1965 and edited 1965-1967 by Damon Knight, as part of his activities in founding SFWA itself. Subsequent editors included Terry Carr (1967-1968), Alexei Panshin (1968-1969), Barry N Malzberg (1969-1970), George Zebrowski (1970-1975), Stephen Goldin (1975-1977), John F Carr (1978-1980), Richard Kearns (1981-1982), Pamela Sargent with Zebrowski (1983-1991), Daniel Hatch (1992-1994), Mark J McGarry (1995-1998), John Betancourt (1998-1999), David Truesdale (1999-2002), Jean Rabe (?-2013), John Klima (2014-2016) and Neil Clarke (2016-current).

The Bulletin – unlike its sister journal, SFWA Forum, which is restricted to active members – sedulously eschews controversial material, although protests over allegedly sexist content led to the then editor Jean Rabe's public resignation in 2013 and a temporary suspension of the Bulletin, revived unde John Klima in 2014. Though at times given over to projects of wider interest (like John F Carr's 1979 special issue devoted to "Science-Fiction Future Histories") or articles on contract law as it applies to writers, for much of the year it concentrates on matters like the Nebula. [JC/DRL]

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