The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) has published the outcome of their recent Board election and Referendum.
Effective July 1, 2023, the SFWA Board of Directors will be made up of the following members:
- Jeffe Kennedy, President
- John Murphy, Vice President
- Jasmine Gower, Secretary
- Erin Hartshorn, Chief Financial Officer
- Directors-at-Large Monica Valentinelli, Jordan Kurella, Christine Taylor-Butler, Chelsea Mueller, and Phoebe Barton
Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, who ran as a write-in for SFWA Director-at-Large, was not elected.
Departing the SFWA Board on June 30 will be directors Remy Nakamura and José Pablo Iriarte.
REFERENDUMS. Previously, genre writers of poetry and translators of fiction could not use those portions of their paid work as part of their catalog when applying to join SFWA or to upgrade their membership classification. But SFWA members have just voted to approve two resolutions to accept those qualifications:
(I) Paid SFF and related genre poetry sales shall be considered for the purposes of determining eligibility for membership in SFWA.
(II) Payment for SFF and related genre translation work shall be considered for the purposes of determining eligibility for membership in SFWA by the translator.
The SFWA Board says, “We’ll publicly announce when the organization is ready to begin taking applications that include poetry and translated works.”