I was reading Tobias Buckell’s blog the other day and something he said started some buzzing inside my head:
“At panels I sometimes point out that the largest SF magazine in the world is SF World, with a 300,000 print run (and an estimated pass along that puts it in a million readers), compared with largest SF circulating magazine in the English speaking world being under 30,000.”
I’m hoping that some of you can help me follow-up on the three big things that have come to me:
1. I’m realizing that I am completely ignorant when it comes to Chinese science fiction and fantasy authors. Since I can’t read Chinese, I’m particularly interested in learning more about short fiction that has been translated to English. Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations?
2. What is the current state of online magazines in China? I think it would be very interesting to compare notes with them.
3. I want to figure out how to make Clarkesworld Magazine more globally accessible. It seems that two big problems are promotion and language, both of which will require significant assistance from people outside our current staff. This seems like an interesting opportunity and if there are people who have had experience with such things, I’d love to chat with you. (books(at)clarkesworld.com)