Clarkesworld wins a British Fantasy Award!

The British Fantasy Awards were announced at a ceremony at FantasyCon in York this past Sunday. I would have liked to have attended, but UK flights are expensive and Lisa would probably kill me if I tried to jet off to the UK again so soon. (Doesn’t help that I feel like I’m still recovering from Loncon last month.)

Clarkesworld was competing in the “Best Magazine/Periodical” category and we won! Such a wonderful surprise and honor. A big thank you to the judges and BFS members! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our work and I hope we can continue to live up to your standards.


World Fantasy Award Nominees!

The 2014 World Fantasy Award nominees were announced just the other day and I’m very honored to report that Kate, Sean, and I have been nominated for our work on Clarkesworld Magazine in the Special Award Non-Professional category! Non-professional? Yes, this isn’t what we do for our living. The criteria are very different that what is used to determine “professional” in Hugo terms, where we are professional. In other words, we’ve reached that awkward middle stage on our way to professional. 🙂

I’m also pleased to see Yoon Ha Lee on the Short Story ballot for “Effigy Nights” (Clarkesworld, 1/2013) and Julie Dillon for Best Artist. Among her many amazing works last year were three Clarkesworld covers and she’s also the cover artist for my upcoming anthology, UPGRADED.

This is our fourth nomination for Clarkesworld and all three of us will be on-hand for the award ceremony at the World Fantasy Convention in DC this November.

Best of luck to all the nominees! It’s a strong ballot and I don’t envy the judges on this one.

Clarkesworld is a 2014 British Fantasy Award Nominee

Clarkesworld is a 2014 British Fantasy Award nominee for best magazine! (nominee list)

The other nominees are:

  • Black Static, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
  • Interzone, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
  • Shadows & Tall Trees, Michael Kelly (ed.) (Undertow Books)

This is our first time on the ballot.

A big thank you to BFS members and the attendees of FantasyCon 2012 and FantasyCon 2014 that nominated us! The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2014 in York on 6 or 7 September 2014.

2014 Hugo Nominee!

The 2014 Hugo Award nominees were announced yesterday. I’ve received my third consecutive nomination in the Best Editor (short form) category! I’d like to thank everyone that nominated me. I’m very honored and appreciate this show of support. [I was somewhat less dignified when they told me. WOOOO! ]

I wish I could attend Worldcon in London this year, but it’s looking unlikely. Basically, the rule is that I’m not allowed to attend a con in a city my wife likes unless the whole family can come along. Last I checked, plane tickets would have been $1500 each, which means $6000 total for just the airfare. The final total is closer to $8000. Even if I could go alone, it would be expensive. That’s just not practical, so I’ll have to watch online just like everyone else this year.

By the way, the Hugo Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday at Worldcon. That’s August 17th… my birthday.