The 2011 Chesley Award Finalists have been announced. Congratulations to all the finalists and in particular, a special cheer goes out to the three Clarkesworld artists competing in the Best Magazine Cover category:
I’ve selected the cover art for Realms: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine:
We’re just getting started on this one, so we probably won’t start taking preorders until after the holidays.
It should be fairly obvious by now that I don’t make any effort to tie the Clarkesworld Magazine cover art to a particular story. I like being free from restrictions when it comes to the art I feel like featuring that month. Sometimes, however, it seems like fate intervenes and insists that I pay attention to both.
One of our June stories will be “Clockwork Chickadee” by Mary Robinette Kowal. A couple of days after we bought this story, I was browsing Eli Effenberger’s gallery and found something that screamed “buy me!” As a result, June will be a month of Clockwork Chickadees and Wind-up Ducks.
|The cover art for our March issue is by Canadian artist, Pascal Blanché. You can see more of his work in his deviantArt gallery.|