If you didn’t watch my Periscope this morning, it was a lot of fun. I played a little song for my viewers (of which I’m very rusty specially at singing but I think I did ok!), and, as the title of this post suggests, I filled out my SFWA Application.
I 100% qualify with the three stories I put on my application:
“Monster Mingle & Kris Kringle” – I was paid 6 cents per word on 3,770 words by Evil Girlfriend Media, editor was Jennifer Brozek – who was on SFWA’s board last year and is very reputable with them. SFWA President Cat Rambo herself also appeared in this same anthology with me, so she can verify payments were sent on that. We are peers, Cat Rambo. We are peers. Some respec plz.
“Deconstruction” – A Setting for the Tiny Frontiers RPG. This book came out through Gallant Knight Games, who merged with Ragnarok Publishing. Alan Bahr, editor, designer, and CEO is very well respected. In fact, he was going to do a follow up volume with my good friend Paul Weimer of B&N and Tor.com, who called me “the greatest Hispanic writer on Patreon.” I was paid 10 cents per word on 1,497 words for this very fun space opera RPG setting.
“Lost And Found” – this appeared in the Fistful of Credits anthology earlier this year, clocking in at a full 9,996 words. Nearly the word requirement by itself. Chris Kennedy, the publisher, is a SFWA member in good standing. This one gives me royalties (so if you want to support one, buy this one cuz it continues to pay me — it’s also my best short fiction piece I’ve written by far). It’s long, so it was tough on royalties to get to this level, but this antho sells like hotcakes cuz of how good it is. To date, it’s paid me 6.1 cents per word on the story — with more to come!
SFWA requires three pieces, totalling atl east 10k words. I have that. It’s turned in. It’s very public. Now we wait for their “influx of application reviews” as they stated on their site.
To SFWA’s leadership: You can check with all these people listed to verify payment, they are all members of your club. If you try some funky stuff to disqualify me, 10,000+ people who read this blog see it, that’s 5x the amount of members you have. I know you’ll play fair.
And here’s some of the demographic details of my app I put in. They’d better respect my identified gender too:
To support my further efforts in SFWA and out, do read my book For Steam And Country. Everyone loves it. Including SFWA members. SFWA President Cat Rambo even has a copy!