Clarkesworld Magazine reopens to submissions tomorrow.

What’s the same:

  • payrate: 10 cents per word
  • story length: 1-4K
  • stories to appear online (text and audio), as signed chapbooks, and in Realms, the annual Clarkesworld print anthology
  • the types of stories we’re looking for
  • non-fiction and art submissions submissions still via email

What’s different:

  • fiction submissions must be made through our online submissions system instead of email
  • an ability to check on the status of your submission through the same web page (including how many stories are ahead of you)
  • stories submitted as RTF or Word documents
  • form letters instead of personalized rejections
  • new group of slush readers
  • new editor: Neil Clarke
  • new goal: 14 day response response time

Full submission guidelines can be found here:
Submissions received before September 20th will be deleted.

Technical issues can be sent to This is a new system, so honest feedback (to the same email address) would be appreciated.

7 thoughts on “Clarkesworld Magazine reopens to submissions tomorrow.

  1. david_de_beer says:

    the status tracking is a good idea, it works pretty well at ASIM and goes a long way towards soothing nervous author nerves. ditto the web submissions form. it works pretty well where I’ve seen it (Strange Horizons primarily, although there’s another one I can’t remember now).

    well, the era of Neil Clarke editor is about to dawn in full it seems. luck:)

    • wyrmadmin says:

      Thanks! I haven’t had a chance to see either of those two systems, but I’ve heard good things. I figured it was time to put that computer science degree to good use and make the process more friendly.

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