As you may have already heard, Nick Mamatas has accepted an editor position with Viz Media. I’m quite pleased for him. This is an excellent opportunity and I’m sure he’ll do very well there. Unfortunately, this also means that Nick will be leaving his position at Clarkesworld Magazine. As one of the founding editors, Nick has played a big role in establishing Clarkesworld and his experience and expertise will be missed.
Fortunately, Nick has several months of fiction booked up, so that gives me adequate time to find his successor.
Effective immediately, I am closing Clarkesworld to submissions at the end of the month. (This has no impact on the stories Sean, our other editor, solicits for his slot.) Authors who already have a story in slush (or assigned non-fiction) should not be concerned. Nick has agreed to continue reading what we’ve already received and will continue doing so until I’ve hired a new editor or the slush has been cleared, whichever comes first.
More details on Nick’s new job can be found here. Go congratulate him!
* Correction: We’re closing to submissions at the end of the month since some crazy people might get the wrong impression if we close submissions immediately. *sigh*
Immediately, or on July 1? Nick’s post says the latter.
huh… I mentioned my intentions to him yesterday, must have missed that.
I’m a crazy person! I got the impression of yellow daffodils. And polka-dotted teacups!
🙂 My wife’s in charge of the polka dots, so I can see where that confusion might come from.
Hey! How’d you make that link work? All of mine are FUBARed lately, and I saw yours (to Nick’s journal) was botched initially, and now it works. Please explain!
I just edited the post and replaced the link.
I suppose if that doesn’t work, you can shift to the html view and replace the link in the tag.
Yeah, I think that’s my next step. I’m just lazy, is all.
I’ve been using HTML view for seven years and never even thought to use the other kind!
So what you are saying is you want me to take over Nick’s job. Done!
what my icon doesn’t convince you? *sighs*
Wishing Nick all the best in his new gig.
And good luck to you Neil in the next chapter of Clarkesworld. A new editor–it’ll be exciting!
Hugs from CT,