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    SFWA Bulletin [v6 #3, #30, July 1970] ed. George Zebrowski (16pp, 5½" x 8½")
    Given as v7 #5, whole number 29. Details supplied by Bud Webster.
    • Election Results · Anne McCaffrey · ar; “Gordon R. Dickson Returned to office. Tom Purdom New Vice President, Quinn Yarbro New secretary.”
    • From the Secretary/Treasurer · Anne McCaffrey · ar; “Without giving way to a typically McCaffrey-type scene, I can’t step down from my official/officious position as Secretary/Treasurer without thanking SFWAns in general for putting up with my various errors, flaws, delayed replies and mix-ups. (Ha! you didn’t know I goofed, did you?)”
    • The 1969, West-Coast Nebula Awards Banquet, Revisited · Roger Lovin · ar; “1969 will go down in SFWA history as the Year the West Coast stuck it in New York’s Ear...It may also make history on the gab-n’-gobble circuit as the year the rubber chicken was finally laid to rest. Did we eat!”
    • The Future of SFWA Public Relations · James Gunn · ar; “One way public relations operates is to take advantage of natural public relations opportunities: 1) conventions; 2) awards; 3) publications; 4) visits; 5) articles; 6) courses; 7) films; 8) speakers; and 0) whatever else the fertile minds in this field can think of.”
    • Title List and Ms. Return Survey Results · John Jakes · ar; “Major publishers of hard and soft cover science fiction were surveyed to obtain a statement of policy on these two questions:; 1. Are you willing to carry a list of the author’s previously published titles, including titles not published by you, provided the author furnishes the copy?; 2. Is a book manuscript regularly returned to the author after publication? Or is it returned only if the author requests it?” Avon, Bantam, Belmont, and Walker & Co. didn’t reply.
    • Part Time Jobs for Science Fiction Writers · Tom Purdom · ar; “...I have also encountered a certain amount of prejudice against science fiction writers. Many employers still associate science fiction with bug eyed monsters...” Well, that hasn’t changed much in 45 years.
    • Nebula Recommendations · Anon. · ms; Six of the eight novel nominees were Ace titles.
    • New Members · Anon. · cl; Included Jerry Bixby (Jerome, I presume), Sam Lundwall and Bill Rotsler.
    • People and Places · Anon. · cl; Features a lengthy note from George Scithers about duplicating manuscripts for multiple submissions suggesting that members “...inquire at your local Eastman Kodak Verifax Dealer. Mine sold me a used Bantam copier for $25; it’s worked perfectly ever since.”
    • Market Report · Anon. · cl; Includes an announcement that Dell Books “...has cut back its SF program to near nothing and Gail Morrison will not read new mss. for the present.” I wonder how long that lasted? Also, Chum Silverberg announced that New Dimensions 2 “ not open yet, and the editor is not reading mss. at the moment.”

    SFWA Bulletin [v6 #4, #31, September/November 1970]
    Issue not found.
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    SFWA Bulletin [v6 #5, #32, 1971]
    • [illustrations] · Jack Gaughan · il
    • 1 · The 1971 Nebula Awards Banquet: New York, New Orleans, Berkeley California · Anon. · ms
    • 2 · From the President · Gordon R. Dickson · cl
    • 2 · From the Vice President · Ron Goulart · ms
    • 3 · Market Report · Anon. · ms
    • 6 · Nebula Recommendations · Anon. · ms
    • 8 · Market Report · Anon. · ms
    • 10 · Bulletin Corrections · Anon. · ms
    • 11 · People and Places · Anon. · cl
    • 12 · More People and Places · Anon. · cl
    • 12 · New Members · Anon. · ms

    SFWA Bulletin [v6 #6, #33, 1971]
    • 1 · The Nebula Awards · Anon. · ms
    • 1 · [photographs] · Jay Kay Klein · pt
    • 2 · Nebula Award Winners 1970 · Anon. · ms
    • 3 · James Gunn Elected New President · Anon. · ms
    • 4 · New York City. The East Coast Banquet · Jay Kay Klein · ar
    • 6 · New Orleans. The Southern Banquet · Rick Norwood · ar
    • 6 · Berkeley. The West Coast Day Conference and Banquet · Quinn Yarbro · ar
    • 7 · [photographs] · Guy Lillian · pt
    • 8 · Meet the Editor. An Editor’s View of Science Fiction · Alan Ravage · ar
    • 12 · The East Coast Banquet · Anon. · ms
    • 12 · [photographs] · Jay Kay Klein · pt
    • 14 · [photographs] · Anon. · pt
    • 17 · Congresso Europeo di SF · Anon. · ms
    • 18 · A Note from a Former Vice-President · Ron Goulart · ar
    • 19 · Nebula Recommendations · Anon. · ms
    • 20 · Science Fiction in East Germany · Carlos Rusch; translated by Giles R. Hoyt · ar
    • 22 · People and Places · Anon. · cl
    • 23 · Market Report · Anon. · ms

    SFWA Bulletin [v7 #1, #34, July 1971]
    Issue not found.
    • Need Contents

    SFWA Bulletin [v7 #4, #37, 1971]
    • 1 · Ben Bova New Analog Editor, Ace Appoints Frederik Pohl · George Zebrowski & Ben Bova · ar
    • ins. · Late News. Market Report: The Alien Condition · Anon. · ms
    • 3 · Donald A. Wollheim · Donald A. Wollheim · ar
    • 4 · John W. Campbell Memorial Fund · Anon. · ms
    • ins. · Ace Appoints Frederik Pohl · Anon. · ms
    • 5 · From the President · James Gunn · cl
    • 8 · Nebula Recommendations · Anon. · ms
    • 10 · Market Report · Anon. · ms
    • 11 · Copyright II · Douglas N. Mount · ar
    • 16 · Market Report · Anon. · ms

    SFWA Bulletin [v7 #5-6, #38-39, 1972]
    • ins. · Late News. Universe 3 Open · Anon. · ms
    • 1 · 1971 Editorial Gathering · Gordon R. Dickson · ar
    • 2 · From the President · James Gunn · cl
    • 3 · Market Report · Jack Dann & Pamela Sargent · ms
    • 7 · The Wearing Out of Genre Materials · Joanna Russ · ar
    • 19 · Correspondence: How to Know You’re Out of Print · Robert Reginald · ar
    • 20 · Science Fiction Work Out Series: Several Stories Which I never Got Around to Writing and Which I Offer to Any Writer Interested, Part II · Barry N. Malzberg · ar
    • 21 · SFWA Questionnaire · Damon Knight · ar
    • 22 · Science Fiction Bestsellers · Pamela Sargent · ms
    • 23 · From the President · James Gunn · cl
    • 23 · Nebula Recommendations · Anon. · ms
    • 24 · People and Places · Anon. · cl

    SFWA Bulletin
    Title changed from The Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America.

    SFWA Bulletin [v10 #4, #54, July 1975] ed. Stephen Goldin (Science Fiction Writers Association, 22pp, octavo s/s)
    Details supplied by Bud Webster.
    • fc. · photo of RAH’s Grand Master Nebula · Jay Kay Klein · cv
    • [illustrations] · William Rotsler · il
    • [illustrations] · Jack Gaughan · il
    • [illustrations] · Donald Simpson · il
    • [illustrations] · Barry Schneider · il
    • ifc. · Now Hear This! · Anon. · cl; unsigned, but presumably by editor Goldin. News items, including a note from Harlan Ellison concerning the reversion of rights from IF via the publisher.; “...I was able (through the good offices of the amazing Larry Shaw) to track down James L. Quinn, whose Quinn Publishing Company of Kingston, New York; created and published IF: WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION from March, 1952 until it was sold in February, 1959. Mr. Quinn has advised me he will be happy to; revert all titles, rights and licenses in stories he published, if the writers drop him a letter requesting same....” Also, the closing of VERTEX,; blamed by editor Don Pfeil on “insufficient distribution.”
    • 1 · Colophon and credits · Anon. · ms
    • 2 · Table of Contents · Anon. · ms; photos of Damon Knight, Robert Heinlein, Ursula le Guin, Terry Carr(?) and; a dais shot of Ellison speaking with three others seated around him. Photo; credits are a little murky, but apparently some were by Klein and others by Dena Brown.
    • 3 · Notes from a Phantom Koala · Stephen Goldin · ed; “One of the main reasons for all these changes was the fact that you have; had a change in editors. George Zebrowski, Pam Sargent and Jack Dann labored; for about five years to put out the BULLETIN. During their tenure there were; many complaints about the way things were run - but then, there always are.”; This editorial continues on page 17.
    • 4-7 · Nebula Awards Banquet 1975 · Jay Kay Klein · ar; Of the editors’ panel he says, “Jim Baen began with a series of admonitions: wait at least six weeks before querying; don’t use yellowing manuscript; paper - it makes the story look as though it’s been going the rounds; if you use an odd word or construction, underline the item with a series of dots; and mark ’stet’ in the margin.” Sounds reasonable to me. “The final item on the program was something new - the presentation of the Grand Master; Award...which proved to be similar to the regular Nebula, but larger, and with an added base containing a large moon, a small Earth, and a rocket; ship. To no one’s surprise, Bob Heinlein was the first Grand Master Award winner....Heinlein spoke briefly and with considerable emotion...saying; it was different from the Hugo - ’This is from my colleagues.’”
    • 8-9 · West Coast Banquet · Vonda N. McIntyre · ar; Since the primary banquet was in NYC, and the actual Awards sent there, Ms McIntyre made do by, er, blowing up the substitute awards. “Unfortunately,; Y[our]H[umble]O[bedient]S[ervent] has never been too good at blowing up balloons, and found it impossible to complete the task while giggling.; Anticipation mounted as Barbara Silverberg came to the rescue and blew up the Nebula Award for Best Short Story of 1974, which went to Ursula K. Le; Guin for ’The Day Before the Revolution.’....Bob [Silverberg] attempted to present the Best Dramatic Presentation Balloon to SLEEPER, but Woody Allen; had for some reason not been able to make it to the banquet, so his award was deflated. It was not however, as vulgar reports would have it, allowed; to PHPHPHPHPHPHHHTTT around the restaurant.”
    • 9 · Deadlines · Anon. · ms; unsigned but presumably by the editor. “Due to a personality quirk on the; part of the new BULLETIN editor, an attempt will be made to publish the; BULLETIN on a regular basis. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience; this may cause our readers.”
    • 10-11 · In the Beginning · Damon Knight · ar; A short history of SFWA on the event of its tenth anniversary, by the man who founded it. This is one of the articles that should be reprinted; SOMEwhere. “See, I already knew how to do it, and it was very easy. I didn’t hold a single meeting, I didn’t even form a committee, I just sent; out a one-page flyer and said send in your three bucks to join.” He ends by saying, “I like the idea that we are banded together to help each other,; no matter how clumsy our efforts may be sometimes. I don’t see any reason why this organization should not celebrate its thirtieth anniversary in 1995,; and if I’m still upright the I undertake to make another speech, and at that time I promise to have an even longer beard.”
    • 12-15 · From the Presidents · Robert Silverberg, James E. Gunn, Poul Anderson & Jerry Pournelle · ar; comments on their presidential tenures. With the preceding piece by Knight, this would make a very nice article to run in the current BULLETIN. Of his; term in office, Silverberg says, “I was tyrannical, dictatorial and peremptory. I had little patience with such bureaucratic procedures as had; evolved in the eoSFWAn period - there weren’t many then, but I couldn’t bear to deal with them - and I generally reached decisions alone and executed; them alone, which method did succeed in getting things done swiftly, though it sometimes bugged my unconsulted vice-president, Jim Blish....I was no; model of democratic procedure, but I did accomplish the two things I set out to do as president. One was to bring the organization to financial; balance....The other aim was to settle, if at all possible, all grievances against publishers then outstanding....” He did both, the first with the; utterly necessary Science Fiction Hall of Fame books.
    • 16 · From the Grievance Committee · Jerry Pournelle · ar; One of the items detailed here is one I recall clearly as it happened (many others here, like Ned Brooks, will remember it as well). “The Grievance Committee has taken official notice of the controversy between Associate Member Sandra Miesel and Mr. Leland Sapiro of RIVERSIDE QUARTERLY. In 1970; Ms. Miesel wrote an article which was published in the fanzine RQ. She was paid a nominal fee for typing and layout, but no editorial fee...Mr. Sapiro obtained copyright of the issue in his own name and made no release of material to the authors. Ms. Miesel subsequently sold a substantially; revised version of the article to Roger Elwood for inclusion in the Chilton anthology The Many Worlds of Poul Anderson....Mr. Sapiro has, through an attorney, made representation that he is entitled to the advances Ms. Miesel received from Chilton, and threatens suit against Chilton, Elwood; and Miesel to recover the monies he claims are due him.” I hate to say it, but although I remember the hoo-hah in fandom at the time, I don’t really recall how the case came out. Did Sandra win?
    • 18 · Missing Persons · Anon. · ms; unsigned but presumably by editor Goldin. A report on a letter from VERTEX: “Unfortunately lots of authors - and maybe even a SFWA member or two! -; occasionally lapse and send out a manuscript which fails to list either their names or address or both, or fails to enclose the SASE....This problem; becomes even more crucial now that VERTEX has regrettably had to suspend publication....” There follows a list of names, story titles, and other; clues, with the offer of returning these manuscripts to their authors. I see a bare handful of recognizable names, including mystery writer Robert; Crais, genre essayist Rob Latham, and this intriguing bit - “’A Story’ by McDivitt.” Jack McDevitt, maybe?
    • 19-20 · Market Report · Anon. · cl; including Sam Lundwall’s call for “...good, fast-moving SF, hard SF preferred; although I am including an occasional fantasy as well - I am rather fond of; satiric SF myself, but above all it should be nice old wave SF without being; Space Opera.” Also, announcements of the new Oz prozine edited and published; by Paul Collins, VOID, and Peter Weston’s ANDROMEDA.
    • 21 · Full-page ad for Harper & Row · Anon. · ms

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