Clarkesworld is looking for a new slush reader

Clarkesworld Magazine is once again looking for a slush reader. If you are interested, please fill out this application.

A few notes:

  1. This is an unpaid position.
  2. Slush readers & other staff are prohibited from submitting stories or articles to Clarkesworld.
  3. You will be expected to read an average of at least five stories per day and provide short comments on them.
  4. We will make our decision this weekend.
  5. New slush readers start with a one-month super-secret trial period.

UK Submissions and Authors – Clarkesworld Magazine Data

There was a discussion on Twitter today about UK authors submitting stories to US markets. Since my data for Clarkesworld was referenced, I offered to dig a bit deeper into the stats for some more relevant data beyond overall percentages.

Here is a breakdown of all UK submissions (and authors) per month and by gender from 09/2008 through 08/2012. During this time period there were 1366 UK submissions from men and 569 from women representing 730 men and 262 women. We have seen submissions from 992 different authors from the UK.


The dashed lines indicate the number of authors that turned in the submissions in the solid line. Most authors only submit one story per month.

The two low points on the above graph indicate periods that we were closed to submissions. The overall percentage of stories we receive from the UK fluctuates between 6 and 8% of our total submissions on the average. The overall percentage of UK authors submitting stories is roughly the same, until the last year, women had a slightly higher percentage than men when compared to all authors from other countries submitting to the magazine. Now they are nearly equal.

A few of my earlier data posts can be found in a CW editorial (06/12), here (02/12), and here (12/09).

August Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The August 2012 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

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AUGUST 2012 – ISSUE #71
 
FICTION
"Mantis Wives" by Kij Johnson
"Honey Bear" by Sofia Samatar
"Fade to White" by Catherynne M. Valente

NONFICTION
The Spell of History: Magic Systems and Real-World Zeitgeists by Jeff Seymour
In a Carapace of Light: A Conversation with China Miéville by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Another Word: Plausibility and Truth by Daniel Abraham
Editor's Desk: Finding the Good in a Dark Day by Neil Clarke

PODCAST
This month's stories will be released in audio form on the 1st, 14th and 21st. Read by Kate Baker.

COVER ART
Space Journey by Martin Faragasso

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July Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The July 2012 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

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JULY 2012 – ISSUE #70

FICTION
* "Astrophilia" by Carrie Vaughn
* "The Switch" by Sarah Stanton
* "Iron Ladies, Iron Tigers" by Sunny Moraine

NONFICTION
* Life After Quatermass: Hammer Films’ ’60s Science Fiction by Mark Cole
* To Save Ourselves: A Conversation with Nancy Kress by Jeremy L. C. Jones
* Another Word: The Exceptional Smurfette, or Being One of the Guys as a Superpower by Ekaterina Sedia

PODCAST
This month's stories will be released in audio form on the 1st, 14th and 21st. Read by Kate Baker.

COVER ART
Launch Day by Cristi Balanescu

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June Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The June 2012 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

APRIL 2012 – ISSUE #69

FICTION
* "Immersion" by Aliette de Bodard
* "If The Mountain Comes" by An Owomoyela
* "You Were She Who Abode" by E. Catherine Tobler

NONFICTION
* Energizing Futures: How SF Fuels Itself by Stephen Gaskell
* Neither the Billionaire nor the Tramp: Economics in Speculative Fiction by Jeremy L. C. Jones
* Another Word: Assimilation, Multiculturalism, and Me by Daniel Abraham
* Editor's Desk: Clarkesworld by the Numbers by Neil Clarke

PODCAST
This month's stories will be released in audio form on the 1st, 14th and 21st. Read by Kate Baker.

COVER ART
Target Detected by Max Davenport

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April Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The April 2012 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

APRIL 2012 – ISSUE #67

FICTION
* "Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes" by Tom Crosshill
* "Draftyhouse" by Erik Amundsen
* "The Womb Factory" by Peter M. Ferenczi

NONFICTION
* The Latest Apocalypse: Popular Music and the End of the World by Brian Francis Slattery
* Passing Through Each Other: A Round-Table Discussion of Speculative Fiction and Academia by Jeremy L. C. Jones
* Suitably Strange: A Round-Table Discussion of World-Building by Jeremy L. C. Jones
* Another Word: Reading as Performance by Daniel Abraham

PODCAST
This month's stories will be released in audio form on the 1st, 14th and 21st. Read by Kate Baker.

COVER ART
Place to Ponder by Steve Goad

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