Kowal Withdraws SFWA Candidacy

Mary Robinette Kowal announced on her blog that she would not be running for President of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America in 2017. Her decision to run was made before learning current President Cat Rambo was seeking re-election. Kowal said that Rambo and herself “are politically aligned on where SFWA should be heading. We’re both interested in keeping things moving in a more inclusive and supportive direction.” Kowal also noted Rambo’s creation of a health insurance committee for SFWA members, which was one of the main platforms for Kowal’s candidacy.

Kowal has previously served as secretary and vice president of SFWA. For more information, visit the SFWA website.