“Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer has won the Locus Award for Best Short Story. You can read or listen to the story in the January 2015 issue of Clarkesworld.
Congratulations to Naomi and all the other winners!
The Wednesday, I’ll be flying to Chicago for the 2016 Nebula Awards weekend. Copies of Clarkesworld #115 will be in some of the attendee book bags, the latest issue of The SFWA Bulletin (which I also edit) will be distributed, and early copies of The Best Science Fiction of the Year will be available (it won’t be in stores until June). If that wasn’t enough, I’ll be attending the Nebula Awards and cheering on our three nominees in the short story category:
If you weren’t planning on being there, but live in the Chicago, you might be interested in the mass signing that will happen on Friday. Just check out the list of participants!
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.)
I’ll be attending Sasquan (this year’s Worldcon) this August. Here’s my schedule:
Does SF/F Need Young Adult Magazines?
Thursday 15:00 – 15:45, Bays 111C (CC)
Deby Fredericks (M), Neil Clarke, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Jessica Rising
Anime and computer games are a huge trend among youth world-wide, but many of these potential readers are less in tune with “printed” science fiction and fantasy. How do we tap into this community of young fans to share with them the depth and breadth of SF/F short stories? Moreover, is there a viable market for a digital or print teen magazine? What would it take to get one going? And what are the potential benefits and pitfalls of putting one together for younger readers? Join parents, teens and editors to discuss the ins and outs of a YA SF/S magazine for the next generation of fans.
Literary Beer – Neil Clarke
Thursday 17:00 – 17:45, Exhibit Hall C – Literary Beer (CC)
Join a panelist and up to 9 other fans for a small discussion. Beer available for sale at the bar, snacks available in the snack bar in Hall D.
Stroll with the Stars
Friday 09:00 – 09:45, Breezeway/Statue (CC)
A gentle morning stroll with some of your favorite authors, artists and editors. Meeting each morning at 9AM in the Breezeway between the INB Theater and the Convention Center (check your map), and returning in time for 10AM programming.
Autographing – Neil Clarke, William Dietz, Rhiannon Held, Mary Soon Lee, John Picacio, Charles Stross, Jo Walton
Friday 12:00 – 12:45, Exhibit Hall B (CC)
The Range of the Small Press
Saturday 10:00 – 10:45, Conference Theater 110 (CC)
Jennifer Brozek (M), Neil Clarke, Brad Foster, Rebecca Moesta, Kristine Rusch
Small presses publish more than just limited editions of books. We have small press magazines, art, even audio books. People who manage different types of small presses will discuss some of the similarities and some of the differences in their publishing worlds.
The Future of Short Fiction: Online Magazines Today
Saturday 14:00 – 14:45, Bays 111B (CC)
Scott H. Andrews, Anaea Lay, Mike Resnick, John Joseph Adams, Neil Clarke
10 years ago reading original fiction online was limited to the occasoinal author’s web site. Now, online magazines are a major force — maybe THE major force — in publshing short fiction. The panel looks at what and why?
I’ll also be attending the Chesley Awards (Thursday 7pm) and the Hugo Awards (Saturday evening).
Congratulations to all the nominees!
The 2014 Locus Recommended Reading List is out. Here are their selections for Clarkesworld and Wyrm Publishing:
Congratulations to everyone on the list!