There are some cool folks at the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) who have been working hard to make the organization more relevant and visible. Up until recently, SFWA’s website looked a bit like a time-traveling refugee from the early 1990s. But now they’ve upgraded by a couple of decades with an attractive, professional look, and lots of cool features: a blog with regular updates, a “featured author” and “featured book” providing a rolling spotlight for SFWA members right on the homepage, and an online “suggestion box” for the Nebula Awards.
I signed up yesterday as an associate member and immediately received an automated reply. In less than 12 hours, SFWA had finished processing my membership and my username, password, etc. were all set up. So it looks like they have an impressive and speedy service model on top of the revamped look. Very cool.
On a more personal note, I’m trying to imagine what my teenage self would say if I went back in time and told him, “Some day you will be a card-carrying member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.” Largely excited, I think, though he might have the sense to not tell the other kids in school.