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Month: December 2013


Have you heard of Patreon? They are a cross between subscriptions and Kickstarter. Their purpose is to enable fans to support and engage with content producers. It’s become quite popular with people that regularly produce free content (podcasts, YouTube channels, etc.) and I think it has a lot to offer the publishers of online magazines.

Clarkesworld has always accepted donations, but this portion of our income has always been erratic and unstable at best. It is almost impossible to plan around a year’s worth of donations, so instead, it becomes the rainy day or special projects fund.

Patreon’s model is based on recurring pledges. Basically, it’s a monthly subscription and that’s a model that works extremely well for a magazine. You can plan around that and it fits our existing infrastructure beautifully. It also allows us to provide another option to the people who want to support us, but have no interest in ebooks. We’ve heard from several people that fit that profile, so…

Clarkesworld Magazine now has a Patreon account and it is fully integrated into our citizenship program. (Don’t know what that is? Details on our Patreon page.) We’ve also established a goal that, when reached, will add another story to each issue of the magazine. Yes, this is in addition to the same offer we’ve made in regards to our digital subscriptions at Amazon, Apple, Google Play and Weightless.

Check out our page and let me know what you think.

Clarkesworld: Year Five ebooks now available

Wyrm Publishing has released CLARKESWORLD: YEAR FIVE in ePub and MOBI/Kindle editions. Trade paperback is coming later this month.


Since 2006, Clarkesworld Magazine has been entertaining science fiction and fantasy fans with their brand of unique science fiction and fantasy stories. Collected here are all of the original stories this Hugo Award-winning magazine published during their fifth year. Included in this volume are twenty-four stories by visionary writers of short fiction, including Ken Liu, Nnedi Okorafor, Robert Reed, N.K. Jemisin, Yoon Ha Lee, E. Lily Yu, and more!


Introduction by Neil Clarke
Ghostweight by Yoon Ha Lee
Perfect Lies by Gwendolyn Clare
Tying Knots by Ken Liu
Seeing by Genevieve Valentine
Salvaging Gods by Jacques Barcia
Laying the Ghost by Eric Brown
The Children of Main Street by A. C. Wise
Diving After the Moon by Rachel Swirsky
Three Oranges by D. Elizabeth Wasden
Matchmaker by Erin M. Hartshorn
Trickster by Mari Ness
The Book of Phoenix (Excerpted from The Great Book) by Nnedi Okorafor
The Architect of Heaven by Jason K. Chapman
Frozen Voice by An Owomoyela
Trois morceaux en forme de mechanika by Gord Sellar
Pack by Robert Reed
Semiramis by Genevieve Valentine
Whose Face This Is I Do Not Know by Cat Rambo
The Taxidermist’s Other Wife by Kelly Barnhill
On the Banks of the River Lex by N. K. Jemisin
Signals in the Deep by Greg Mellor
The Fish of Lijiang by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu
Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee
The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu
Clarkesworld Citizens – Official Census
About Clarkesworld

Trade Paperback Coming Soon

EBook Edition Now Available at:
Weightless Books
Wizard’s Tower
Wyrm Publishing

December 2013 Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The December 2013 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

or help us pay the bills by purchasing Clarkesworld with a subscription at:

“Daedalum, the Devil’s Wheel” by E. Lily Yu
“Of Alternate Adventures and Memory” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
“Silent Bridge, Pale Cascade” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
“1016 to 1″ by James Patrick Kelly
“The Pure Product” by John Kessel

Druids Reconstructed by Lee Beavington
A Craftsman of No Small Skill: A Conversation with David Drake by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Another Word: Two and a Half Writers by Daniel Abraham
Editor’s Desk: Behind the Scenes Tour by Neil Clarke

This month’s stories will be released in audio form over the course of the month. Read by Kate Baker.

Elliptic by Julie Dillon

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