And of course, while we're on the subject, the SLF is having its first-ever-so-cool-June-membership drive!!!
Membership in the SLF gets you an attractive membership card and...well, not much else, honestly, except for the warm fuzzy glow you get from knowing you're doing something fabulous for the arts. Annual membership is a mere $30 -- if you've gotten $30 worth of satisfaction from science fiction and/or fantasy in your lifetime, isn't it time to give a little back?
The SLF's current wishlist includes the following: 10 memberships will buy a $300 travel grant for some worthy writer researching their exciting story; 25 memberships will buy a $750 older writers' grant, given to a writer over 50 who has just started publishing; and 50 memberships will give $1500 to various writing workshops such as the Clarions and Odyssey and such, so that we can continue to grow the exciting new voices of the field. Cool, huh?
We're always looking for new wishlist items as well, so if you have suggestions for other projects we can fund, please do let us know.
And if you join, I promise not to start any other new organizations that'll ask for your money for at least three years. :-)