Congratulations to Peter Watts!

With yesterday’s announcement of the Shirley Jackson Award nominees, "The Things" by Peter Watts (text, audio, Kindle, epub) appears to be on track to becoming Clarkesworld’s most widely acclaimed story. I couldn’t be happier for Peter and he’s in great company for the SJA. So far, "The Things" has received the following recognition:

Award Win

  • 2010 Black Quill Awards, Best Dark Scribble (Editor’s Choice)

Award Nominations

  • 2010 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) (finalist, not winner)
  • 2010 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction (winner will be announced shortly)
  • 2010 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story (winner will be announced at Readercon)

Year’s Best Inclusions

Honorable Mentions

Other

  • 2010 Locus Recommended Reading List

Congratulations Peter!

Locus Poll and Clarkesworld Magazine

The detailed results for the Locus Poll are out and I’m very pleased by Clarkesworld Magazine’s finish in the magazine category:

Clarkesworld placed 20th. (15 first place votes) [new to the poll]


We only published three issues in 2006 (6 stories), so this is completely unexpected.  Thanks to everyone who voted for us, especially those 15 people who submitted first place votes.  I hope we’re continuing to live up to your expectations.

  -Neil

stunned

It’s one thing to think your own magazine is good, but this just falls into the really cool pile:

Million Writers Award for best new online magazine or journal

and these stories were picked as notable:

Clarkesword Magazine
http://www.clarkesworldmagazine.com/

Check out the full story on this website: http://www.storysouth.com/millionwriters/2006notablestories.html