SFFWRTCHT is all about supporting and encouraging writers. We welcome guest posts from writers of all shapes and sizes.
Topics covering all aspects of writing are welcome. We especially like those focused on genre and craft but are open to other things as well. As long as you can frame it in terms that help writers learn to write better, you can write about almost anything. However, we are about community building, so I don’t use this as a forum for my politics and religion and I’d ask that guests don’t as well. There are plenty of ways to talk about important topics relative to genre fiction, writing, and your work without getting divisive. Also, I am libel for the content on this site, and I want to preserve the relationships I have in my network which help make this possible. There are plenty other places for such discussions, too.
All posts will be vetted and edited for grammar, etc. We also try and present family friendly posts. While chat transcripts have occasionally contained dicey language, we ask that you not do so in blog posts here. We reserve the right to edit such content. Our audience is broad based and we strive to assist not offend. This is not strictly journalism but a forum. I have rarely edited interviews/transcripts for anything but language but three times when I felt someone crossed a line, I edited a few words out and I reserve the right to do it again. I do believe in free speech but I also believe in discernment and ask that you use it here in how you exercise that freedom.
To request a guest post opportunity, please send links to your blog and bibliography through the contact form at www.bryanthomasschmidt.net.
Our interview policy is as follows: We do interviews on a case by case basis. And we do try and schedule close to a book’s release for maximum publicity value. Because we want to ask specific questions about how you do what you do, familiarity with your work is our preference. We will occasionally interview people whose work we have not read on the blog if they cover areas of genre and craft we have hardly covered. For chat, we must know your work and you must be professional. We rarely interview self-published authors. Exceptions have been those known to us by their reputation, work and personal relationships. This is because the self-publishing industry has leveled the playing field to a degree that much work of low quality is mixed with work of high quality and in order to ensure the best quality advice and information, we want to be sure the authors involved are at a certain level in their development. Just because we refuse you now, doesn’t mean we might not reconsider you later.
All of the major publishers and several small ones send me books now. I swear either UPS or USPS brings a packages 3 days a week now. I’d love to read them all. But limitations also come due to reading time and, with chat, the fact that we have 52 Wednesdays a year to interview people. That being said, feel free to also contact us about the possibility of a SFFWRTCHT Interview if inclined. We’d love to have you. Repeat guests have happened but I don’t do them often because I want to keep discovering new people. We welcome both first time and long time authors as well. Please keep in mind that I typically book 4-6 months in advance.
Thanks for your interest in and support of SFFWRTCHT.