SFWA President Russell Davis has announced that the organization is raising the annual dues for active members to $80, a $10 increase. Nearly all the other membership classes will have their dues raised as well, except for Estates. Davis explained:
Reaching this decision was not easy for the Board, but the realities are simple: if it weren’t for money coming in from the Authors Coalition, many of our activities would have to be curtailed or abandoned entirely. Even with the increase in dues, our regular annual expenses (the salary for the Executive Director, postage, printing, Nebula Awards, legal fees, etc.) substantially exceeds our dues revenues.
Interesting. Last year LASFS raised its annual dues to $110. So even after SFWA’s dues increase, that organization will be the comparative bargain. Who would have guessed it is cheaper to be a pro?