I'm very proud to announce I was accepted into SFWA today. SFWA is a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres. Huge, huge thank you to all the Harvest fans out there. The Harvest series is what qualified me. *hugs*
SFWA membership is open to authors, artists, and other industry professionals, including graphic novelists. Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. was founded in 1965 by the American science fiction author Damon Knight and was originally named Science Fiction Writers of America. At that time, the distinction between science fiction and fantasy was less important and SFWA’s name was accepted as encompassing both.
Later, the name of the organization was changed to Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, although the acronym SFWA was not changed. The acronym may be pronounced as either ‘SEFwa’ or ‘SIFwa’.
Today, SFWA is home to over 1800 authors, artists, and allied professionals, and is widely recognized as one of the most effective non-profit writers’ organizations in existence. Each year the organization presents the prestigious Nebula Awards® for the year’s best literary and dramatic works of speculative fiction.
Learn more about the benefits of joining SFWA. That link will tell you what the eligibility requirements are and how to apply online if anyone is interested in an application. There is a fee, and you do have to meet certain requirements, which is explained. Frankly, I think it's worth it. :)