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Month: September 2008

Clarkesworld Honorable Mentions in YBF&H 2008

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant is out!  The following Clarkesworld Magazine stories have received Honorable Mentions:

Clarkesworld Magazine reopens to submissions tomorrow.

What’s the same:

  • payrate: 10 cents per word
  • story length: 1-4K
  • stories to appear online (text and audio), as signed chapbooks, and in Realms, the annual Clarkesworld print anthology
  • the types of stories we’re looking for
  • non-fiction and art submissions submissions still via email

What’s different:

  • fiction submissions must be made through our online submissions system instead of email
  • an ability to check on the status of your submission through the same web page (including how many stories are ahead of you)
  • stories submitted as RTF or Word documents
  • form letters instead of personalized rejections
  • new group of slush readers
  • new editor: Neil Clarke
  • new goal: 14 day response response time

Full submission guidelines can be found here:
Submissions received before September 20th will be deleted.

Technical issues can be sent to This is a new system, so honest feedback (to the same email address) would be appreciated.

another disgruntled sitemeter user "upgraded" their services this weekend. This morning, I performed the mandatory migration and then it promptly seized while trying to load all the flash-powered graphs. Now it doesn’t even recognize my username and password. According to their new help files, all passwords have been uppercased, which just strikes me as stupid, but trying that didn’t help. A quick search and bloggers all over the place are complaining. The new software is a disaster.

Any other victims out there? I get the impression that l should be looking for alternative web stats packages…

EDIT: YAY! They are switching back!

September Issue of Clarkesworld

The September issue of Clarkesworld Magazine has been posted.

Worm Within by Cat Rambo
Worm Within by Cat Rambo (audio)
Can You See Me Now? by Eric M. Witchey

White Girl by Alethea Kontis
An Interview with Richard K. Morgan by Jason B. Jones

Cover Art
"Into the Depths" by Patrick Reilly

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