Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

Month: December 2012

Clarkesworld Magazine – 2012 Award Eligibility

Since people have been asking, here are the appropriate Hugo and Nebula categories for Clarkesworld-related works:

Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine
(First year of the new rules. Yes, we are still eligible and will accept if nominated. More on this soon.)

  • Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

Hugo Award for Best Editor (Short Form)
(I was fortunate enough to be a nominee in this category last year.)

  • Neil Clarke
  • Jason Heller (non-fiction)
  • Sean Wallace

Hugo Award for Best Novelette / Nebula Award for Best Novelette
(between 7,500 and 17,500 words)

Hugo Award for Best Short Story / Nebula Award for Best Short Story
(less than 7,500 words)

More Data…

Another thirty day snapshop of the slushpile for Clarkesworld Magazine. This time, I was asked to break it down a bit more and include the number of stories that were “passed up” or recommended by our slush readers.

Genre Gender Total Subs Total Recs %Rec’d %of Rec’d
in Genre
SF M 257 10 3.9% 55.6%
  F 65 8 12.3% 44.4%
Total 322 18 5.6%
Fantasy M 104 7 6.7% 46.7%
  F 80 8 10.0% 53.3%
Total 184 15 8.2%
Fantasy + Horror M 48 0.0% 0.0%
  F 42 1 2.4% 100.0%
Total 90 1 1.1%
Horror M 57 1 1.8% 100.0%
  F 16 0.0% 0.0%
Total 73 1 1.4%
SF + Fantasy M 32 1 3.1% 20.0%
  F 24 4 16.7% 80.0%
Total 56 5 8.9%
SF + Horror M 28 0.0% 0.0%
  F 5 1 20.0% 100.0%
Total 33 1 3.0%
Other M 2 20.0% 66.7%
  F 6 1 16.7% 33.3%
Total 16 3 18.8%
All Genres M 536 21 3.9% 47.7%
  F 238 23 9.7% 52.3%
Total 774 44 5.7%

A Quick Slush Snapshot

Since someone asked… here’s another Clarkesworld slush pile data junkie post.

What you are getting this time is a thirty-day snapshot of the stories submitted to us, broken down by genre and gender of the author:

Genre Gender Stories % in Category % of All
Science Fiction Male 257 79.8% 32.7%
Female 65 20.2% 8.3%
Total 322   41.0%
Fantasy Male 103 54.8% 13.1%
Female 85 45.2% 10.8%
Total 188   23.9%
Fantasy + Horror Male 50 56.8% 6.4%
Female 38 43.2% 4.8%
Total 88   11.2%
Horror Male 61 79.2% 7.8%
Female 16 20.8% 2.0%
Total 77   9.8%
Science Fiction + Fantasy Male 35 61.4% 4.5%
Female 22 38.6% 2.8%
Total 57   7.3%
Science Fiction + Horror Male 30 85.7% 3.8%
Female 5 14.3% 0.6%
Total 35   4.5%
Other Male 12 66.7% 1.5%
Female 6 33.3% 0.8%
Total 18   2.3%
ALL COMBINED Male 548 69.8%
Female 237 30.2%
Total 785

Notes:

  • Genre classification is provided by the authors at time of submission. I don’t always agree with these. For example, I would categorize most of the OTHER classification as fantasy.
  • Gender classification is determined by how the author chooses to represent themselves online.

Greetings November Citizens

When you donate ten dollars or more to Clarkesworld Magazine, you become a citizen of Clarkesworld and get your name listed in a special Census appendix of our annual anthologies. The higher your donation, the more perks you get. This includes things like copies of the magazine, trade paperbacks or becoming an overlord (good or evil, you choose).

Immigration data for November is in and it was one of our best months ever. Welcome Citizens!

I spent a chunk of  today packing up the gift packages for the new Burgermeisters, Royalty and Overlords:

Now I just need to print up all the postage…

December Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The December 2012 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

or help us pay the bills by purchasing Clarkesworld:

DECEMBER 2012 – ISSUE #75
FICTION
“Your Final Apocalypse” by Sandra McDonald
“The Wisdom of Ants” by Thoraiya Dyer
“Sweet Subtleties” by Lisa L Hannett

NONFICTION
The Corpse of the Future: Jane C. Loudon’s The Mummy! and Victorian Science Fiction by S. J. Chambers
A Thousand Words You Can Hear All at Once: An Interview with Todd Lockwood by Nayad Monroe
Another Word: The Echo Chamber by Daniel Abraham
Editor’s Desk: Getting off the Roller Coaster by Neil Clarke

PODCAST
This month’s stories will be released in audio form on the 1st, 14th and 21st. Read by Kate Baker.

COVER ART
The Lost City by David Demaret

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