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Kickstarter Panel

Just before Worldcon, I had the opportunity to travel to Kickstarter headquarters and participate in a discussion on short fiction. They’ve published the video from our panel:

August 2014 Issue of Clarkesworld

The August 2014 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

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AUGUST 2014 – ISSUE #95

FICTION

“Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion” by Caroline M. Yoachim
“Bonfires in Anacostia” by Joseph Tomaras
“The Saint of the Sidewalks” by Kat Howard
“The Rose Witch” by James Patrick Kelly
“Seven Years from Home” by Naomi Novik
“Nevermore” by Ian R. MacLeod

NONFICTION

“The Issue of Gender in Genre Fiction: Conclusions” by Susan E. Connolly
“Human Nature: A Conversation with Peter Watts” by Julie Novakova
“Another Word: Obstacles and Style” by Daniel Abraham
“Editor’s Desk: Having an Adventure with Dad” by Neil Clarke

PODCAST

This month’s stories will be released in audio form over the course of the month. Read by Kate Baker.

COVER ART

Slumbering Naiad by Julie Dillon


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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.

Slush Reader Application 2014

Clarkesworld Magazine is once again looking for slush readers. If you are interested, please fill out this application.

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 will be expected to read and provide comments on an average of five stories per day.

July 2014 Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The July 2014 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

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JULY 2014 – ISSUE #94

FICTION

“The Contemporary Foxwife” by Yoon Ha Lee
“Stone Hunger” by N. K. Jemisin
“Soul’s Bargain” by Juliette Wade
“The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness” by William Browning Spencer
“Gold Mountain” by Chris Roberson

NONFICTION

The Issue of Gender in Genre Fiction: Publications from Slush by Susan E. Connolly
The Issue of Gender in Genre Fiction: The Math Behind the Slush by Susan E. Connolly
Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance: An Interview with Jeff VanderMeer by Ben Fry
Another Word: Reclaiming the Tie-In Novel by James L. Sutter
Editor’s Desk: Adding Some Color by Neil Clarke

PODCAST

This month’s stories will be released in audio form over the course of the month. Read by Kate Baker.

COVER ART

Depot/Station by Albert Urmanov


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Patreon Challenge Goal #1 – Unlocked!

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A big thank you goes out to our Patreon supporters today. Thanks to them, we unlocked our first challenge goal of $500 per month before June 31st. As long as that monthly minimum is sustained, there will be an extra story in every other issue of Clarkesworld. The first four-story issue will be in August.

What next? Well…

Remaining Goals:

  • $750 per month at Patreon by the end of August: 75% of our issues will have four stories
  • $1000 per month at Patreon: Every issue will have four original stories
  • 500 new subscribers at Amazon and Weightless books: Another original story in each issue!