The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) will be open to active membership applications from game writers, beginning August 1, 2016.
The decision was made by a membership-wide vote. “Games in any medium may be used for qualification so long as the game has a narrative element, is in English, and in the science fiction, fantasy, horror or related genres.” Eligibility requirements use a benchmark based on income. Details are available at the SFWA site.
President Cat Rambo said, “I’m proud to be leading an organization acknowledging the wide range of forms genre writing can take. I’m also looking forward to the expertise and experience such writers can bring to the organization.”