For several months, we’ve been working on a design overhaul for Clarkesworld and testing it with a few of our Patreon supporters. After a server outage earlier this year, we made the decision to change hosting companies. Our original host was someone who generously provided free hosting to us for many years, but we eventually outgrew what we could do there. The plan was to change hosts and roll out the new site as the same time. The submission system is largely unchanged, but we did take advantage of this time to make some behind-the-scenes changes there too. Nothing visible, but it will be important to future updates.
Anyhow, the new site is up (or will be for you after DNS updates around the internet over the next 24 hours) and looks like this on a laptop:
If you run into glitches, errors, or other issues on the new site, please email me. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the new design and features that are part of this version.
The url is https://clarkesworldmagazine.com