The Glasgow Science Fiction Writers’ Circle is a Scottish group of science fiction and fantasy writers. The Scottish SF Writers’ Circle was founded on the 17th of November 2002 by Scottish science fiction and fantasy writers or would-be writers who met in a Glasgow pub.
Activities and objectives of the Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle
Some of the activities and objectives of this organisation include:
Holding monthly meetings to discuss and debate science fiction, fantasy, and related matters. Arranging events to promote members’ interests, including publication launches and public contact with publishers, agents, and editors. They provide a range of support services, such as editing or proofreading tips tailored to science fiction and fantasy.
The organisation provides a fund to assist members in need of financial help, such as medical bills or funeral costs. They have an archive of news stories and press releases about the members’ activities for publicity and promotion. It publishes a magazine annually with original short stories by members and non-members.
This organisation is open to everyone whose interests and activities fall within the scope of the group’s aims. Membership is at an annual rate of £12 for individuals, or £10 if payment is received by the 30th of June each year. Membership benefits, among others, include a reduced entry fee to all events organised or assisted by the organisation.
Members will be eligible to enter a competition for stories between 500 and 2000 words. They will receive £50.00 as first prize, £30.00 second prize, and £20.00 as third prize. Winning stories will be published in the annual anthology.
They are also entitled to visit the library of the SFF Circle at any time or use its resources from home if they wish.