Hugo Eligibility for Works at Clarkesworld Magazine

The 2012 Hugo Award nomination period is now open. Eligibility details and a nomination form can be found here. Since the rules can be occasionally confusing (or require counting), we're providing the following information about work at Clarkesworld that is eligible for nomination:


  • Neil Clarke – Fiction Editor
  • Cheryl Morgan – Non-Fiction Editor

SHORT STORY (less than 7500 words)

NOVELETTE (between 7,500 and 17,500 words)

NOVELLA (between 17,500 and 40,000 words)

  • Silently and Very Fast (Parts 1, 2, 3) by Catherynne M. Valente

Despite the fact that Clarkesworld is once again eligible for BEST SEMIPROZINE, we ask that you nominate someone who hasn't been a nominee before instead. If not nominating us this year bothers you, nominate one of our editors in short form or your favorite story in the appropriate category. We'll still feel the love. 🙂

NOTE: There is a Hugo rule change that may go into effect next year. We'd like to encourage you to nominate for Semiprozine as if it already happened. I'll be blogging in detail about this soon, but for now, a description of the effect of the proposal (it was modified slightly, but the effect is the same) is here.


  • The authors of any non-fiction we published in 2011.


  • The artists that created any of the covers we used in 2011.

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