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Sally Wiener Grotta Author, Photographer & Speaker

  • Cover Reveal of My New Book
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on March 14, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Of Being Woman, Coming mid-August, 2023 I’m over the moon that my publisher Noble Fusion Press sprang for this cover. It captures all the energy and emotion of my soon-to-be-published collection of feminist science fiction stories. What do you think? Will folks be drawn to check out a book that has such compelling art on the cover? I do hope so. I’m also hoping that you’ll help me get word out about the book and otherwise build up the buzz. Here are some ways you could help: Pre-Order Of Being Woman using the button or QR code in the sidebar to help boost the book in Amazon’s algorithms. Share the cover and link with your friends and family. Reviewers: If you’re  interested in writing a review of Of Being Woman, please email my publisher Barbara E. Hill at To wet your appetite, download a free story excerpt from Of Being Woman:

  • 2022: The People and Moments I Choose to Remember
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on January 7, 2023 at 2:48 am

    2022: The people and moments I choose to remember, as I try to imagine the future into reality.

  • Your Help Please: Seeking a former Jehovah’s Witness to Interview
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on January 6, 2023 at 7:02 pm

    For research for my work-in-progress novel "Daughters of a New Moon," I’d appreciate your help in connecting with a former Jehovah's Witness who'd be willing to talk with me.

  • Publishing News: Two Books in 2023, Another in the Works
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on January 6, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Publishing News: Two new books by Sally Wiener Grotta -- a collection of short stories and an essay-based discussion book -- will be published in 2023 by two presses: Noble Fusion Press and Bayit.

  • At the Cusp of Midnight: A New Year’s Poem
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on January 1, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    Sally Wiener Grotta's 2023 new years poem

  • Galactic Philadelphia Literary Salon at The Rosenbach Library
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on December 27, 2022 at 4:03 am

    Award-winning authors Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and C.S.E Cooney will read from recent works at the Galactic Philadelphia Salon at The Rosenbach Library on January 18, 2023. Wine & cheese reception, tours of the rare book library, and salon-style camaraderie.

  • Sally reads an excerpt of a new short story
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on October 11, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Sally Wiener Grotta read an excerpt from her new short story "Anywhere But Here" at the autumn 2022 virtual ICFA (International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts)

  • My Favorite Resources for Grants, Fellowships & Other Opportunities for Artists & Writers
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on September 8, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you for attending my presentation on Grants & Other Funding Opportunities for Writers & Artists. I hope it was helpful. I’d love to hear about your experiences — and hopefully, your successes — as you navigate these waters.  As promised here are my favorite resources that I check periodically for creative opportunities. I will update this page when I discover new lists or programs that impress me. So please check back regularly. By the way, this is a “hidden” page, in that it isn’t referenced within this website’s menu or structure. I share it only with clients and workshop attendees. So please be sure to save (bookmark) the page address in your browser. I also post interesting opportunities for artists and writers on Facebook (Sally Wiener Grotta) and Twitter (@SallyWGrotta). Many of those that I post on social media won’t appear on this page, because they’re individual programs that may or may not be repeated annually.  Don’t forget to check your […]

  • My Chicon/Worldcon Speaking Schedule
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on August 15, 2022 at 2:39 am

    Sally Wiener Grotta's speaking schedule for the 80th World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago (Worldcon or Chicon 8)

  • Video: Samuel Delany Chats with Sally Wiener Grotta About Why He Says “Black” with a Capital “B” is Racist
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on July 4, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Samuel Delany talks with Sally Wiener Grotta about the history of how the word "black" replaced "Negro" and "colored," & why he says that spelling "black" w a capital B is racist. Includes anecdotes about W.E.B DuBois, the Delany sisters (Chip's renowned activist aunts), Ursula K. LeGuin, Mercedes Lackey, and more.