I’ve just been announced as the new editor of the SFWA Bulletin. No, this doesn’t mean I’ll be quitting my day job, but it does get me one step closer. Between Clarkesworld, Forever, Best Science Fiction of the Year, and several anthologies I haven’t told you about yet, and the Bulletin, I’m going to be quite busy, but the right kind of busy. 2016 is going to be a good year.
Here’s a special Clarkesworld reading list for those of us stuck in the blizzard (if you prefer audio, there is an audio link on each of those pages):
And let’s pretend one of these is the cover:
If you enjoy this special Clarkesworld playlist, consider supporting us at Patreon or subscribing to our digital edition.
Clarkesworld Magazine occasionally has need of new slush readers. If you are interested, please fill out this application. We never know when an opening will happen, but when one does, people on this list get priority.
A few notes:
- This is an unpaid volunteer position.
- Slush readers & other staff are prohibited from submitting stories or articles to the magazine.
- You will be expected to read and provide comments on an average of five stories per day.
It’s closing in on that time of year again… award nomination season.
As has been the case for the last few years, Clarkesworld Magazine is not eligible for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine. We are professional by their definitions. I remain eligible in editor short form. Oddly enough, we are still classed as non-professional according to the World Fantasy Awards.
If you are considering nominating any of our 2015 stories for the Hugo, World Fantasy, or Nebula Awards this year, here are the appropriate categories and links to the stories:
(Note: World Fantasy differs here. Stories with * are novellas by their definition. Others are short stories.)
The January 2016 issue of Clarkesworld includes:
- Original Fiction by Robert Reed (“The Algorithms of Value”), E. Catherine Tobler (“The Abduction of Europa”), Rich Larson (“Extraction Request”), and Bao Shu (“Everybody Loves Charles”).
- Reprints byRobert Silverberg (“The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale”), Megan Lindholm (“Old Paint”)Megan Lindholm (“Old Paint”).
- Non-fiction by Sofia (Our Future is Artificial), an interview with Julie Dillon, an Another Word column by Ken Liu, and an editorial by Neil Clarke.
The January issue of Forever Magazine features a novella by Nick Wolven (“On the Night of the Robo-Bulls and Zombie Dancers”), a novelette by Mike Resnick (“When the Old Gods Die”), and a novelette by Mary Rosenblum (“Search Engine”).
I’ve launched a mailing list for people who want to keep up with information regarding Clarkesworld, Forever, and other short fiction projects I’m involved in. At present, the volume should only be 1-2 messages per month.
If you sign up before midnight on the 20th, you’ll be in the running for a free StoryBundle gift code for the VanderMeer Mix Tape bundle they are currently selling.