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An organization for professional writers begun by A. E. van Vogt in the mid 60s which grew to around 45 members. It was started about the same time as Damon Knight's SFWA and in June 1965 Van Vogt shelved his proposal in favor of SFWA.

SFWPA probably stood for "Science Fiction Writer's Professional Association".

SFWPA seems to have been focused on protecting SF writers writing for the movies and TV.

A copy of Van Vogt's letter dropping SFWPA can be found in the October 1965 issue of Science Fiction Times.

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