The SpecFicNZ AGM is coming up in September, and that’s the time we choose our core committee for the coming year. Fancy piloting the Starship SpecFicNZ? This is your chance.
Being on the Core is about more than organising events, attending meetings, and doing all the administrative tasks to keep the organisation running (although that stuff is vitally important!). Being on the Core is a great opportunity to meet other speculative writers and work with them on projects that support all speculative writers in Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s an opportunity to learn more about writing and publishing. It’s an opportunity to direct the professional organisation that supports you. It’s an opportunity to network with writers in New Zealand and around the world.
As with anything, you get out of it what you put in, and being on the Core is a great way to make the most of your membership.
And of course, the organisation can’t run without members willing to serve on the Core. We need you. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been a member of SpecFicNZ for ten years or ten minutes. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve published fifty books or none. What’s important is your willingness to give your time and enthusiasm to the organisation’s initiatives. I guarantee that no one who’s ever served on the Core felt prepared for the job when they started. We all took a leap of faith and put ourselves out there, and in the process we’ve learned so much. You can do it too.
In a few short weeks, we’ll be asking for nominations for the 2022/23 Core Committee. Consider stepping up and nominating yourself. The Core meets monthly via Zoom. Time commitment aside from meetings depends on your position on the Core and what initiatives are underway. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have questions, are keen to volunteer, or need more information.