Since Nick resigned as editor at Clarkesworld Magazine to take a position at Viz Media, several people have contacted me to express their interest in the position. I had hoped to have the whole thing settled at Readercon, but instead, I left the convention with more candidates on my list and some thought-provoking comments from friends and colleagues.
In the weeks since, I’ve spent a lot of time reconsidering where I’d like Clarkesworld to go and the organizational structure needed to get there. I launched Clarkesworld as a fiction magazine, but in the last year, non-fiction has grown to be an important aspect of what we do. I’ve come to the conclusion that the non-fiction responsibilities once handled by Nick should become an independent position. Towards that end, I’ve asked Ekaterina Sedia to join us as interim Non-Fiction Editor while details about the position are ironed out. I’m very pleased to say that she accepted.
Despite our recent emphasis on non-fiction, my favorite part of Clarkesworld has always been the fiction. I’m a huge fan of short fiction and, for some time, I’ve wanted to take a more active role in that aspect of the magazine. After a great deal of consideration, I have decided to take on the responsibility of editor for the unsolicited stories. Sean will continue on as editor of the solicited fiction.
During the next month, we’ll continue to clear out the remaining stories in our inbox, recruit a team of slush readers (details to follow), and tweak the submission guidelines a bit. We will reopen to submissions on September 20th.