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Capclave 2014

I will be at Capclave in Gaithersburg, Maryland this coming weekend. I’ll have a Clarkesworld table in the dealer’s room (and plenty of copies of UPGRADED). I’m also scheduled to be on a few panels. Not sure why they all have six participants. That will make things a bit different.

Friday 5:00 pm: Small Press Publishing

Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Scott H. Andrews, Neil Clarke (M), Shahid Mahmud, Ian Randal Strock, Sean Wallace

Running a publishing company, publishing a magazine or semi-pro zine. What’s worked for you? What hasn’t? How do you handle the intellectual property rights? How do you publicize your product? How do you get it into stores? What should your website look like? If you’re publishing books do you want to do print copy and e-books? Only e-books (and maybe some POD)?

Saturday 11:00 am: Anthology Builder

Panelists: Neil Clarke, Ron Garner (M), Robert Greenberger, David G. Hartwell, Mike McPhail, Alex Shvartsman

So you want to edit and publish an anthology. How do the stories get picked? How do you come up with a theme? What sells and what doesn’t? How do authors produce readable fiction in the straitjacket of an original themed anthology? How do you properly curate your anthology?

Saturday 1:00 pm: Crowdfunding Dos and Don’ts

Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Bill Campbell, Neil Clarke, Jonah Knight, Alex Shvartsman (M), Lawrence Watt-Evans

So you have a fabulous idea or product and a shortage of funds – what do you do. Panelists will discuss successful and unsuccessful crowdfunding campaigns, either their own or those of other people. Topics include how to set reward levels, how to budget how much money you need and the merits of various crowd funding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Pozible.

Saturday 7:30 pm: Mass Signing
Saturday 8:30 pm: WSFA Small Press Award Ceremony

(“Bits” by Naomi Kritzer, from our October 2013 issue is a finalist)

Clarkesworld’s Eighth Anniversary

When we launched Clarkesworld, people muttered that it would be dead in a year. This month we published our eighth anniversary issue. A big thank you to the team, our authors, our readers, and all those motivating naysayers!

October 2014 issue of Clarkesworld

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

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OCTOBER2014 – ISSUE #97

FICTION

“Taxidermist in the Underworld” by Maria Dahvana Headley
“Lovecraft” by Helena Bell
“Seeking boarder for rm w/ attached bathroom, must be willing to live with ghosts ($500 / Berkeley)” by Rahul Kanakia
“Pithing Needle” by E. Catherine Tobler
“A Rich, Full Week” by K.J. Parker
“Wizard’s Six” by Alex Irvine

NONFICTION

“I Sing the Lady Electric” by Brian Francis Slattery
“Science Fiction Writers Wear Disguises: A Conversation with Robert Reed” by Alvaro Zino-Amaro
“Another Word: What You Know” by Daniel Abraham
“Editor’s Desk: Eight is a Good Number” 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

The Haunting by Sandeep Karunakaran


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Kickstarting the First Year of a Translation Project

We’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign to add Chinese science fiction story translations as a regular feature of Clarkesworld Magazine. The full details are on the page, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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.

Wooo-hooooo!

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: