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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March Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The March Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available online.

The results from our 2008 Reader’s Poll are included in this issue. I finished tallying the votes this morning and was surprised by how many votes I had to toss. We had some ballot stuffing last year, but nothing like this. One person tried to vote 21 times.

FICTION
Herding Vegetable Sheep by Ekaterina Sedia
Herding Vegetable Sheep (AUDIO VERSION) by Ekaterina Sedia, read by Kate Baker
The Loyalty of Birds by Rachel Sobel

NONFICTION
An Interview with Tobias Buckell by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Remake Love, Not War by Daniel M. Kimmel
2008 Reader’s Poll Results

COVER ART
The Wish by Harout Demirchyan

 

Staffing Changes at Clarkesworld Magazine

Since Nick resigned as editor at Clarkesworld Magazine to take a position at Viz Media, several people have contacted me to express their interest in the position. I had hoped to have the whole thing settled at Readercon, but instead, I left the convention with more candidates on my list and some thought-provoking comments from friends and colleagues.

In the weeks since, I’ve spent a lot of time reconsidering where I’d like Clarkesworld to go and the organizational structure needed to get there. I launched Clarkesworld as a fiction magazine, but in the last year, non-fiction has grown to be an important aspect of what we do. I’ve come to the conclusion that the non-fiction responsibilities once handled by Nick should become an independent position. Towards that end, I’ve asked Ekaterina Sedia to join us as interim Non-Fiction Editor while details about the position are ironed out. I’m very pleased to say that she accepted.

Despite our recent emphasis on non-fiction, my favorite part of Clarkesworld has always been the fiction. I’m a huge fan of short fiction and, for some time, I’ve wanted to take a more active role in that aspect of the magazine. After a great deal of consideration, I have decided to take on the responsibility of editor for the unsolicited stories. Sean will continue on as editor of the solicited fiction.

During the next month, we’ll continue to clear out the remaining stories in our inbox, recruit a team of slush readers (details to follow), and tweak the submission guidelines a bit. We will reopen to submissions on September 20th.

Questions welcome.