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Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight. It is a non-profit association of science fiction and fantasy writers, mostly though not entirely in the United States. Membership is limited to professionally published authors; the minimum qualification is the sale of one novel or dramatic script, or three short stories. The SFWA boasts approximately 1,200 members as of 2001.

It awards the Nebula award each year for the best short story, novelette, novella, and novel. It also awards the Bradbury award for best screenplay, the Author Emeritus award to a senior writer who is publishing little or whose work is overlooked, and the Grand Master Award for a lifetime's achievement in science fiction or fantasy.

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