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

Month: March 2015

The first box

There is something special about that first box, no matter how many book you publish…


Clarkesworld: Year Sevenyou can own one too.



Clarkesworld: Year Seven Released

Just released in trade paperback and ebook!



Table of contents and ordering information here.

The Best Science Fiction of the Year

I have been contracted to edit the first two volumes of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, which will be published by Skyhorse/Start under their Night Shade Books imprint. I am presently considering all science fiction stories originally published in 2017. To keep things simple, I will be using the publisher’s copyright or magazine’s cover date to determine eligibility. Serialized works will be considered published at the time of the final installment.

Print materials must be received by November 1st. Digital materials must be received by November 15th. If your project is scheduled for publication after that date, please send galleys by the above deadlines so that I will have sufficient time to consider your work.

I will require non-exclusive World anthology rights in English in print, ebook, and audio formats for stories I select for this volume.

I will accept science fiction stories, novelettes, and novellas for consideration in the following formats:

Print – mail to:
Neil Clarke
PO Box 172
Stirling, NJ 07980 

EPUB, MOBI, and .DOC – email to:

I dislike reading PDFs, so please do not send me work in this format unless you don’t have any other options and have cleared it with me in advance.

Publishers: If sending a magazine/anthology/collection that also contains other fantasy/horror/other stories, please list the titles of the science fiction stories in a cover letter or email.

Authors: I will not be able to let you know whether or not your work has been submitted by your publisher. To avoid duplication, please check with your publisher before sending a story. If your work is self-published, please include the date and location (blog, website, Amazon, etc.) your work was originally published.

Sending a book/file/story is a one-way transaction. I will not be confirming receipt or returning materials.


Forever Magazine – March 2015

The March 2015 issue of Forever Magazine is now available!


Editorial by Neil Clarke
Dream Houses by Genevieve Valentine (Novella)
A Few Words with Genevieve Valentine (Interview)
The Endangered Camp by Ann Leckie (Short Story)
Mitigation by Tobias S. Buckell & Karl Schroeder (Novelette)
Cover Art by Ron Guyatt

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Clarkesworld – March 2015

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MARCH 2015 – ISSUE #102


“Slowly Builds An Empire” by Naim Kabir
“Cassandra” by Ken Liu
“The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild – Part 2” by Catherynne M. Valente
“All Original Brightness” by Mike Buckley
“Coming of the Light” by Chen Qiufan
“The Clear Blue Seas of Luna” by Gregory Benford
“The Bookseller” by Lavie Tidhar


Dark Angels: Insects in the Films of Guillermo del Toro by Orrin Grey
Music, Magic, and Memory: A Conversation with Randy Henderson and Silvia Morena-Garcia by Jason Heller
Staying Sensitive in the Crowd: A Conversation with Chen Qiufan by Ken Liu
Another Word: A Shed of One’s Own by Chuck Wendig
Editor’s Desk: Reader’s Poll Winners, Nebulas, and Forever by Neil Clarke


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


Keter by Peter Mohrbacher

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