Submission Period for WSFA Small Press Award Closes on April 8th

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Time is running out to submit stories for consideration for the WSFA Small Press Award!

The submission period for the WSFA Small Press Award will close on April 8, 2018. (You only have until 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time to submit!)

WSFA members, authors, and representatives of a small press or periodical may submit a story. (Please go to the web link below ...

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Submission Period is Open for WSFA Small Press Award

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Fast Forward likes to spread the word about some of the special activities of our local science fiction club, the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) – and here’s a notice of that will be of interest to many genre writers, editors and publishers.

The WSFA Small Press Award is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 competition. The award is given to original ...

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Capclave – Fast Forward’s “home” convention

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www.Capclave.org

A little plug here for Capclave, a local science fiction convention. It’s run by the Washington, DC Science Fiction Association (WSFA), a club that pretty much all of us at Fast Forward have been involved with in one way or another. Held in Gaithersburg, MD, Capclave is happening October 6-8, 2017, and features guests of honor Neil Clarke and Ken Liu.

It’s a relaxed and fun convention with programming ...

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Fast Forward #283 – Interview with Bill Lawhorn

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Episode #283 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available. The episode features an interview with long time science fiction fan, reviewer and convention organizer Bill Lawhorn. Mr. Lawhorn talks about the large number and variety of SF & F related conventions that exist. He also describes the types of activities you might find at various conventions, and encourages fans to get involved with local clubs and conventions.

You can find and watch the complete interview on the Fast ...

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WSFA Small Press Award nomination period is still open!

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The Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award is given to an original short fiction work (17,500 words or fewer) of imaginative literature (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction or like literature) published by a small press.

The award is blind judged, and winner receives a trophy and a cash prize. This year’s award is open to works published for the first time in the English language in 2015. For more information about the award, complete rules regarding eligibility and ...

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Alethea Kontis visiting northern VA – and a FREE Book Festival today!

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Yesterday evening author Alethea Kontis made a surprise guest appearance at the Washington Science Fiction Association meeting. She is in town for the NoVaTEEN Book Festival today (March 7, 2015).

After the meeting she gave a reading of a lovely essay about her friendship with author Andre Norton, and talked about Dearest, her latest book in the ...

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