Strictly by the numbers, here’s a quick snapshot of Clarkesworld’s 2020 output.

  • 12 issues
  • 69 authors
    • 36 authors had never been published in Clarkesworld before
    • 8 (possibly 10) had never been published before, 2 others were first professional sales
  • 76 stories (classified by Hugo Award categories below)
    • 44 short stories
    • 30 novelettes
    • 2 novellas
  • 552,820 words total
  • 0 solicited works (all works were published from open submissions, not by invitation)
  • 24 interviews
  • 12 articles
  • 76 podcasts
  • 12 works of art for our cover

On seeing that we crossed the half-million words mark in 2020, I thought I should see how many words were submitted. Turns out that the 2020 slush pile contained 63,752,717 words.