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Locus Recommended Reading List for 2007

Last year, I read the Locus Recommended Reading List for 2006 for Short Stories and was a bit disappointed by how lop-sided it appeared and by the number of markets represented.  This year’s list looks a lot better to me.  It is considerably longer (45 stories vs 57) and the number of markets with 2 or more stories on the list grew from 7 to 11.  Asimovs went from 25% of the list to 14%, which was more in line with my expectations. It’s also nice to see 4 different online magazines (Challenging Destiny, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons and Subterranean) represented. If I have some time later, I may poke through the novella and novelette results.

Just in case you’re interested, here’s how they fell out:
8 – Asimovs
8 – F&SF
7 – Eclipse One
5 – Subterranean
4 – The New Space Opera
3 – Clarkesworld
3 – Realms of Fantasy
3 – Wizards
2 – Fast Forward 1
2 – Strange Horizons
2 – The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction
1 – 10 Others Markets

Congratulations to everyone who made the list!  A special congrats go to Barth Anderson, Elizabeth Bear, and Jeff VanderMeer for their Clarkesworld stories that made the list.


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1 Comment

  1. I was pleased to see Subterranean finally get a bit more attention – that seems to be the market I publish the most at, so it’s good to know that more people are reading it in addition to the traditional “Big Three” (although, I’ll admit that people probably aren’t reading Subterranean for my stories, heh). Also, yay for Clarkesworld! You published some of my favorite stories last year. And your covers are the best. 😀

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