SFWA Raises Qualification Pay Rates

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has raised the minimum pay rate necessary for short fiction markets to qualify authors for SFWA membership from five cents per word to six cents per word, effective July 1, 2014. This is the first time the rate has been increased since 2004, when it rose from three cents per word to five cents per word. See the press release at SFWA.org for more details.