LEGITIMACY! Or some semblance thereof, anyway.
It has been announced that the Science Fiction Writers of America is beginning a Video Game Writing award, beginning with this year.
Anyone who’s published a COG title and can make an argument for sci-fi or fantasy is already guaranteed membership in SFWA, as we were accepted as a Qualifying Market a few years ago.
But Hosted Games authors can also also qualify by meeting certain criteria.
It does cost $100 a year for dues to be a member of SFWA. The Nebulas–the SFWA awards–are apparently voted on by the members. (Unlike the Hugos, where anyone who pays their $35 can vote.)
I would strongly encourage everyone that can to join so that we can see about getting some nominations and even someday an award!