Back in August, I announced that Clarkesworld Magazine had become a SFWA qualifying market. At least, that’s what I had been told the committee minutes reflected. Somehow, somewhere along the line, we never became part of the official list. It seems that closing my bookstore confused the committee, suspended the process, and left us sitting in review. I’m sure this could have been resolved with a quick email, but since we were never contacted about it, it took a few months for us to notice that something was wrong. It looks like things may be back on track. The website hasn’t been updated (since August), but the Market Report in the current SFWA Bulletin says:
“Clarkesworld Magazine (http://www.clarkesworld.com/magazine/submissions.html) has qualified as a pro market by SFWA rules. Writers may not submit another story for a period of seven days after receiving a rejection.”
I know some of our authors had been counting on their Clarkesworld stories to help them qualify for SFWA membership, so I’m glad to see this resolved. Thanks go to all the people who had something to do with fixing this!