Clarkesworld Magazine – November 2011

Despite Mother Nature's best efforts, we now present issue sixty-two of Clarkesworld Magazine. If you enjoy it, please consider supporting us by making a donation, buying one of our books, or subscribing on the Kindle or Kindle App for iPad/iPhone/Android.

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Book Sale and Raising Money for Clarkesworld Magazine

I've decided to donate the entire new paperback inventory of Clarkesworld Books (my old SF&F bookstore) to Clarkesworld Magazine and use it as a fundraiser. I want the books out of my house and the magazine could always use a little extra money, so this should kill two birds with one stone. I've pulled together a list of the new paperbacks we had in inventory at the time the store closed and placed it online here. To keep this manageable, I've established the following rules:

  • All books are $2.50 each with a minimum order of 15.
  • Shipping (media mail) is approximately $5 for a box of 15.
  • Payment via PayPal only. (They take credit cards.)
  • If you are going to Capclave, I can bring them there and waive shipping.
  • No international orders at this time. (Maybe later. It's a time thing and shipping is very expensive.)
  • Email me your selections (see spreadsheet) and I'll make sure they are in-stock, total it up, and invoice you.
  • If you are looking to take 100 or more, we can talk about a special deal.

OR

If you want to spin the wheel and take a chance, $30 will get you a mystery box of 15 paperbacks randomly picked by my kids. You just have to specify fantasy, science fiction, short fiction or horror and send PayPal payment to books@clarkesworld.com. (This option may include books not on the list as we have a few strays that had been removed from the inventory.)

The Fifth Anniversary Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

We're five and now, thanks to our Kindle subscribers, we're bigger than ever. That's right, we hit our target and starting in this month, we are publishing three stories per each issue!

As usual, if you enjoy what we're doing, please consider supporting us by making a donation, buying one of our books, or subscribing on the Kindle or Kindle App for iPad/iPhone/Android.

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Looking for Slush Readers

Clarkesworld Magazine is once again looking for slush readers. 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 the magazine.
  3. You will be expected to read an average of at least five stories per day and provide comments on them.
  4. Some of the stories will burn your eyes.

Clarkesworld Subscriptions

Time is running out. A few months ago, I made the following promise:

If we hit 500 esubscriptions by our 5th Anniversary issue, I'll add an extra story to each issue.

We haven't reached our target, but we're close. We have until the end of September and with your help, I think we can make it.

Tell a friend. Tweet, post, blog or share. We need to get the word out there. I'm told that there are over 5000 people subscribed to Asimov's on the Kindle. We should appeal to at least some of those people, so it doesn't seem unrealistic to think that there are more than a few people that haven't heard about us.

Thanks to everyone that has helped spread the word (or will do so shortly). This means a lot to us and helps ensure that we'll be around another 5 years.