Clarkesworld Stories on the 2012 Locus Recommended Reading List

I am very proud to announce the that following Clarkesworld stories and novelettes have been selected for the 2012 Locus Recommended Reading list:

Congratulations to everyone on this year’s list!

Year’s Best Picks from Clarkesworld

After a distressing trip to the electro-cardiologist (stats can be frightening), I decided that I needed to focus on some good news, so here is a list of the 2012 Clarkesworld stories that have been selected for year’s best anthologies:

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois ed.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Seven, Jonathan Strahan ed.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2013 Edition, Rich Horton ed.

Clarkesworld Magazine – 2012 Award Eligibility

Since people have been asking, here are the appropriate Hugo and Nebula categories for Clarkesworld-related works:

Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine
(First year of the new rules. Yes, we are still eligible and will accept if nominated. More on this soon.)

  • Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

Hugo Award for Best Editor (Short Form)
(I was fortunate enough to be a nominee in this category last year.)

  • Neil Clarke
  • Jason Heller (non-fiction)
  • Sean Wallace

Hugo Award for Best Novelette / Nebula Award for Best Novelette
(between 7,500 and 17,500 words)

Hugo Award for Best Short Story / Nebula Award for Best Short Story
(less than 7,500 words)

More Data…

Another thirty day snapshop of the slushpile for Clarkesworld Magazine. This time, I was asked to break it down a bit more and include the number of stories that were “passed up” or recommended by our slush readers.

Genre Gender Total Subs Total Recs %Rec’d %of Rec’d
in Genre
SF M 257 10 3.9% 55.6%
  F 65 8 12.3% 44.4%
Total 322 18 5.6%
Fantasy M 104 7 6.7% 46.7%
  F 80 8 10.0% 53.3%
Total 184 15 8.2%
Fantasy + Horror M 48 0.0% 0.0%
  F 42 1 2.4% 100.0%
Total 90 1 1.1%
Horror M 57 1 1.8% 100.0%
  F 16 0.0% 0.0%
Total 73 1 1.4%
SF + Fantasy M 32 1 3.1% 20.0%
  F 24 4 16.7% 80.0%
Total 56 5 8.9%
SF + Horror M 28 0.0% 0.0%
  F 5 1 20.0% 100.0%
Total 33 1 3.0%
Other M 2 20.0% 66.7%
  F 6 1 16.7% 33.3%
Total 16 3 18.8%
All Genres M 536 21 3.9% 47.7%
  F 238 23 9.7% 52.3%
Total 774 44 5.7%

A Quick Slush Snapshot

Since someone asked… here’s another Clarkesworld slush pile data junkie post.

What you are getting this time is a thirty-day snapshot of the stories submitted to us, broken down by genre and gender of the author:

Genre Gender Stories % in Category % of All
Science Fiction Male 257 79.8% 32.7%
Female 65 20.2% 8.3%
Total 322   41.0%
Fantasy Male 103 54.8% 13.1%
Female 85 45.2% 10.8%
Total 188   23.9%
Fantasy + Horror Male 50 56.8% 6.4%
Female 38 43.2% 4.8%
Total 88   11.2%
Horror Male 61 79.2% 7.8%
Female 16 20.8% 2.0%
Total 77   9.8%
Science Fiction + Fantasy Male 35 61.4% 4.5%
Female 22 38.6% 2.8%
Total 57   7.3%
Science Fiction + Horror Male 30 85.7% 3.8%
Female 5 14.3% 0.6%
Total 35   4.5%
Other Male 12 66.7% 1.5%
Female 6 33.3% 0.8%
Total 18   2.3%
ALL COMBINED Male 548 69.8%
Female 237 30.2%
Total 785

Notes:

  • Genre classification is provided by the authors at time of submission. I don’t always agree with these. For example, I would categorize most of the OTHER classification as fantasy.
  • Gender classification is determined by how the author chooses to represent themselves online.