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Thursday, May 24, 2007

News Release from Broad Universe

Broad Universe is a noble organization worthy of support.

Broad Universe Launches Membership Contest at WisCon 2007
Le Guin, McHugh, Kushner Books up for Grabs

Broad Universe, an organization that focuses on science fiction, fantasy, and horror works written by women, is launching a membership drive at this year's WisCon to be held May 25-28 in Madison, Wisconsin. The winners and runners up will receive their choice of a signed book from Ursula Le Guin, a signed copy of Mothers and Other Monsters by Maureen McHugh, and a signed copy of Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner. And anyone who brings in at least five new members will a one year free membership!

Want to get in on the action? See below for the rules."

We welcome the participation of everyone interested in women's writing and artwork, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, disposable income, marital status, voting history, or ability to knit," says Sue Lange, contest organizer. "By giving women authors and illustrators a way to band together for encouragement and support, we help each other achieve our writing goals." And it works!

Why should you join us? "You can find the latest news and hints on genre writing in Broadsheet, our on-line newsletter," according to Lange. "We also help you market your books through BU displays and catalogs that promote BU authors. For those who enjoy reading their work aloud, you can participate in public readings at various cons. And most important," Lange adds, "if you need help in any writing-related endeavor, you can call on member resources and experience to answer your questions."

In addition, Broad Universe is committed to bringing the works of all women writers of speculative fiction to the general public. They have reading lists available as well as book reviews in their online newsletter which is available to the public.

How can you become a member and support their efforts? Visit Broad Universe for details. They offer two levels of membership and membership benefits, at $30 and $15 per year (June 1 - May 31), and anyone is welcome at either level. Want more information? Email Broad Universe at


Sandra said...

Thanks for posting this, Maria. Not only am I a member of Broad Universe, but I'm on the membership committee and helped prepare some materials for this contest.

Maria Zannini said...

My pleasure. :o)