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Clarkesworld Year Twelve Anthologies

The long-overdue Clarkesworld Year Twelve anthologies are now available for purchase! These two volumes contain all the stories published in Clarkesworld Magazine‘s twelfth year, covering issues 133-144 (October 2017-September 2018). Click on a cover for a complete table of contents.

Clarkesworld Year Twelve: Volume One Clarkesworld Year Twelve: Volume Two

Available in trade paperback from Amazon.com (volume 1, volume 2)

and ebook from

Amazon.com (volume 1, volume 2)
Apple (volume 1, volume 2)
B&N (volume 1, volume 2)
Kobo (volume 1, volume 2)

New design for Clarkesworld

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

 

2021 Hugo Nominee

Very pleased to once again be a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Editor (Short Form). I’m keeping great company.

A big thank you to everyone that nominated me this year.

Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists!

Clarkesworld 2020 Numbers

Strictly by the numbers, here’s a quick snapshot of Clarkesworld’s 2020 output.

  • 12 issues
  • 69 authors
    • 36 authors had never been published in Clarkesworld before
    • 8 (possibly 10) had never been published before, 2 others were first professional sales
  • 76 stories (classified by Hugo Award categories below)
    • 44 short stories
    • 30 novelettes
    • 2 novellas
  • 552,820 words total
  • 0 solicited works (all works were published from open submissions, not by invitation)
  • 24 interviews
  • 12 articles
  • 76 podcasts
  • 12 works of art for our cover

On seeing that we crossed the half-million words mark in 2020, I thought I should see how many words were submitted. Turns out that the 2020 slush pile contained 63,752,717 words.

Boskone 2021 – Virtual

I’ll be attending the virtual Boskone convention this weekend. I’m on the schedule for two items on Saturday (the 13th):

From Podcasting to Patreon, How to Make and Market Your Creative Work
Lewis
11:30 AM EST – 12:30 PM EST | 1 hour

Kaffeeklatsch
Indy Room B
1:00 PM EST – 2:00 PM | 1 hour

Convention details here.

Slush Reader Application 2021

If you are interested in being a slush reader for Clarkesworld Magazine, I highly recommend that you fill out our application. When a vacancy opens, we consider/reconsider every application turned in during the last year before soliciting new applications on social media. Quite often these positions are filled from existing applications.

A few notes:

  1. This is an unpaid volunteer position.
  2. Slush readers & other staff are prohibited from submitting stories or articles to the magazine.
  3. You should have time to read an average of five stories a day. (You can stop reading a story when it’s clear it won’t work for us.)
  4. Priority is given to writers and those considering becoming editors.

A version of this post is reblogged every year or so with minor changes.

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