I have a hard time believing that this month’s issue of Clarkesworld marks our 10th anniversary. When I started publishing this back in 2006, I never would have guessed the path it would set me on. Aside from decades of reading and enjoying short fiction, I came into this field with no experience and at a time where online magazines had very little credibility. Those early years were a struggle in some ways and a joy in others. Times have changed–and so has Clarkesworld–but I’ve never regretted a moment of it.
I have so many people to thank for this and it’s important I start there. First I’d like to single out Sean Wallace and Kate Baker. They’ve been with me longer than any others and I’ll never find better friends or colleagues.
Thanks also go to:
- Former editors: Nick Mamatas, Ekaterina Sedia, Cheryl Morgan, and Jason Heller
- Current and past slush readers: Sean Markey, Paul Abbamondi, Daniel Robichaud, Nayad Monroe, Justin Howe, Halsted M. Bernard, Rebecca Adams Wright, Jamie Lackey, Jason Strawsburg, Cynthia Bermudez, Aimee Picchi, Leslianne Wilder, John Emery DeLong, Carolyn O’Connor, Fabio Fernandes, Jessica Silbaugh-Cowdin, Chris Urie, and Terra LeMay
- Interviewers (some who’ve done few, some who’ve done many): Jeff VanderMeer, Tobias S. Buckell, Jeremy L.C. Jones, Jason B. Jones, Jason S. Ridler, Neddal Ayal, Nayad A. Monroe, Peter Hodges, Ben Fry, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Jason Heller, Ken Liu, Chris Urie, and Nick Stember
- Guest Narrators: Mary Robinette Kowal, Cat Rambo, Mike Allen, Shaun Farrell, Mur Lafferty, Catherynne M. Valente, James Patrick Kelly, Alastair Stuart, Marguerite Kenner, and Dan Kelly
- Authors: Far too many to mention, look here
- Artists: Same, best to see their work here
(If I’ve missed someone, please let me know. Ten years is a long time and a lot of names to keep track of.)
A big final thank you goes to our subscribers, listeners, and readers. Your support, whether for ten years or the last ten minutes, is appreciated.
Clarkesworld wouldn’t have made it this far this without you.