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Ignyte Interview Series: Writing the Other

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates outstanding efforts in service of inclusion and equitable practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Writing the Other is an invaluable SFF community resource that includes a textbook, online website, classes, workshops, retreats, and seminars that teach writers how to write characters very different from them sensitively and convincingly. […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Nisi Shawl

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Nisi Shawl is a journalist and writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories. Alongside Cynthia Ward, they are the co-author of WRITING THE OTHER: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Their short stories have […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Strange Horizons

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates outstanding efforts in service of inclusion and equitable practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Strange Horizons is a weekly magazine of and about speculative fiction. It publishes fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, interviews, roundtable discussions, and art. We are honored to count Strange Horizons among our finalists and have […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Keidra Chaney

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Keidra Chaney is a writer and communicator with a career track record in communications and media for non-profit and advocacy organizations. She has a personal interest and passion for issues including feminism, disability rights, mental […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Beth Phelan

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates the Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Beth Phelan has served the community as a literary agent and founder of #DVpit. #DVpit is a Twitter event created to showcase manuscript pitches from marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Diana M. Pho

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates the Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Diana M. Pho is a Hugo Award-nominated developmental editor, writer and the creater of the #Edits4BlackSFF Project and essential member of the speculative community. We are delighted to have her as a finalist […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Mary Robinette Kowal

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates the Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Mary Robinette Kowal is a Hugo Award winning author, SFWA President, and an educator in the speculative community. We are honored to have her as one of our finalists and have interviewed her […]

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Ignyte Announcements: Your Host, Your Trophies, All of That

The first ever Ignyte Awards are around the corner and the last pieces are sliding into place. The awards ceremony will be hosted on the FIYAHCON “Lawn”, the area of our virtual “convention center” open to the public with free access for all. Other Lawn events include the convention Opening and Closing Ceremonies. And now […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Malon Edwards

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Malon Edwards has served the community as a writer, editor, and grant administrator for the Speculative Literature Foundation for years, getting sometimes much-needed funds to marginalized writers to help them pursue their projects. We are […]

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