jimhines posted about people who are awesome. Among those listed were:
Tobias Buckell - Toby wanted a group of professional speculative fiction novelists who could share information and support one another. So he sat down and founded SF Novelists.
That's pretty good. But SF Novelists is now offering 25 free SF/F first chapters:
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