Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

Clarkesworld Wins the Hugo for Best Semiprozine

I'm still exhausted from my trip to the Worldcon in Reno. Had a great time and saw lots of friends, but the highlight had to be this:

Clarkesworld Magazine won the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine! That's Sean and Kate up there accepting the award with me. (Thanks to Stu Segal for the picture!) Sadly, Cheryl was unable to join us. Would have liked to have had the whole gang up there.

As David Hartwell read off the names of the nominees, we noticed that only one Hugo had been brought out and managed to convince one another that we had lost. We were completely stunned when they announced our name. My brain promptly shut down. The whole thing is a blur, and judging by the video, I had trouble remembering how to read a pre-written speech. All I know is that my hands were still shaking when I got back to my seat.

I'll have more to say later, but I just wanted to thank everyone for reading, voting, and supporting us over the years. We're incredibly honored.

Now, behold the big bright shiny thing that strikes fear into the hearts of airport security people in Reno:


Take a moment for the Semiprozines…


Irene headed this way…


  1. Congrats Neil! Well deserved!

  2. Congratulations!
    I was so happy when I read the winners list. Thanks for all the awesome stories you’ve published over the years.

  3. Awesome news! Many congratulations to you all.

  4. Congratulations! Now I look really cool for having my subscription before all the soon to be bandwagon jumpers!

  5. Congrats

    Some committees will provide extra Hugos–they always order up a few blank spares anyway, in case of breakage.

  6. Woohoo! Congratulations 🙂

  7. *applauds* Well done. Bravo!

  8. That’s fantastic, congratulations!

  9. Well it does look like a really big vibrator.

    Oh and congratulations. You deserve it.

  10. Anonymous

    I was really happy for you guys. Congratulations on a well-deserved award!

  11. Congratulations! The win is most definitely well deserved. Thanks to you and the entire Clarkesworld team for bringing us so many incredible stories, and such gorgeous cover art.

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