I can’t believe I get to announce this, but guess what? I’m now an active member of SFWA! What’s that? Don’t know what SFWA is? It’s the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer’s of America! It used to be only traditional authors could join as the association’s strict prereqs for acceptance had to be a publishing contract worth a certain amount of money.
With so many indie authors releasing books the association modified its acceptance guidelines to include self-pubbed authors. We just have to show them that our income is at least at the same minimum requirements for a traditional author.
Well, I was able to do it! Woohoo! I get to participate in their forums, vote on Nebula nominated works, and so on. There’s a legal team in your corner in case you ever need to consult a lawyer. You’re amongst peers, so if you ever have a question, or want to run an idea by someone, that’s the place to do it. It’s quite an honor, let me tell you!