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Clarkesworld Magazine

The cat is out of the bag. With the assistance of nihilistic_kid and oldcharliebrown Clarkesworld Magazine will become a reality in October. 

Here are the highlights:

* two stories posted to the site each month
* signed limited chapbook containing both stories after the month is over
* at the end of a year, an unsigned anthology
* paying 10 cents a word
* one slot per month is solicited, the other via open submission (guidelines)


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  1. Let me know when it goes live, and I’ll do my best to hang from the rooftops and scream.

  2. This is cool! Too bad I don’t have a Varis short to submit. I have one in mind, but not written yet. And writing it will have to wait until after book 3 is written. But let me know what this all goes live.

    • Thanks! Definitely keep us in mind if you write that story. Haven’t even seen book 2 and I’m already looking forward to 3. I’ve been enjoying reading your progress reports.

  3. What a cool idea — great work, guys!

  4. Awesome! 🙂

  5. Awesome! And lookie here. I just happen to have a goblin short story in need of a loving home. How convenient 🙂

    • Woot! First submission! Which, I assume, make that the first rejection as well. Go me!!!

      • I think I just saw on Nick’s journal that he sent out his first reject for a funny goblin story.

  6. Awesome, Neil! Good luck!

  7. Sounds great, Neil! Good luck with it!

  8. Very groovy, Neil. Good luck with everything!

  9. Wow, cool. You’re a nut you, know.

    :: ambitious ::

    • I’m turning 40 this week. This is officially part of my midlife crisis. 🙂

      • I know what ya mean. 🙂 Mine started 11 years ago at 36–when I started Talebones. vbg!

        Good luck! I hadn’t even heard about this–luckily I’ve been going backwards through FRIEND posts a little…

  10. Awesome! I’ll send you some stuff! 🙂

  11. Great news! This is a worthy endeavour and I wish you success! I look forward to collecting some new rejections 🙂

  12. Want a story?…

  13. Very cool! Good luck with it.

  14. Anonymous


    John Klima

    • Anonymous

      And of course, what I mean by sheesh is: good luck! (my sheesh comes out of seeing new competition for stories crop up….)



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