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Clarkesworld’s Nebula Award Nominees

SFWA has announced this year’s nominees for the Nebula Award and I am thrilled to see so many Clarkesworld stories on the list:

Best Novella
Fade to White by Catherynne M. Valente (audio)

Best Short Story
Robot by Helena Bell (audio)
Immersion by Aliette de Bodard (audio)
Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes by Tom Crosshill (audio)

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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)

Awards Season and Clarkesworld

The Hugo and Nebula Award season is off and running. I know most people don’t bother to count the number of words in a story, so I’ve made a list with links to the text and podcast editions of our 2010 stories and categorized everything Clarkesworld that’s eligible:

Novelette  (7,500-17,499 words)
A Jar of Goodwill by Tobias S. Buckell (podcast), Issue 44

Short Story (under 7500 words)
The Things by Peter Watts (podcast), Issue 40
All the King’s Monsters by Megan Arkenberg (podcast), Issue 40
Torquing Vacuum by Jay Lake (podcast), Issue 41
The Language of the Whirlwind by Lavie Tidhar (podcast), Issue 41
Alone With Gandhari by Gord Sellar (podcast), Issue 42
The History Within Us by Matthew Kressel (podcast), Issue 42
Between Two Dragons by Yoon Ha Lee (podcast), Issue 43
January by Becca De La Rosa (podcast), Issue 43
A Sweet Calling by Tony Pi (podcast), Issue 44
Futures in the Memories Market by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (podcast), Issue 45
My Father’s Singularity by Brenda Cooper (podcast), Issue 45
Beach Blanket Spaceship by Sandra McDonald (podcast), Issue 46
The Association of the Dead by Rahul Kanakia (podcast), Issue 46
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time by Catherynne M. Valente (podcast), Issue 47
Messenger by Julia M Sidorova (podcast), Issue 47
The Cull by Robert Reed (podcast), Issue 48
Paper Cradle by Stephen Gaskell (podcast), Issue 48
Laying the Ghost by Eric Brown (podcast), Issue 49
Salvaging Gods by Jacques Barcia (podcast), Issue 49
On the Banks of the River Lex by N. K. Jemisin (podcast), Issue 50
Seeing by Genevieve Valentine (podcast), Issue 50
The Taxidermist’s Other Wife by Kelly Barnhill (podcast), Issue 51
The Children of Main Street by A.C. Wise (podcast), Issue 51

Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine
Clarkesworld Magazine, Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, Cheryl Morgan, Kate Baker

Hugo Award for Best Editor Short Form
Neil Clarke (fiction)
Sean Wallace (fiction)
Cheryl Morgan (non-fiction articles)

Audio Versions of Clarkesworld Nebula-Nominated Stories

For those of you who prefer your fiction in audio form, both Nebula-nominated short stories from Clarkesworld are available for download or by subscribing to our podcast.

By the way, a big thank you to all of you that have emailed, IM’ed, or commented with congratulations.

Clarkesworld Stories on the Nebula Ballot!

And now for the high point of my day (and the good news I’ve been sitting on)…

I am very excited to announce that TWO stories from Clarkesworld Magazine have been nominated for the Nebula Award!

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations to Nora and Kij!

Hugos, Nebulas and Clarkesworld: Looking back at 2008

Clarkesworld Magazine is eligible for the Hugo in the semiprozine category. If you’ve been enjoying what we’ve been doing and are eligible to vote, please consider making us one of your choices. From what I’ve been told, this may very well be the last year for this category. That’s a shame.

In 2008, we released our first volume of Realms, introduced audio fiction (now available for free via iTunes) and saw some staffing changes. With Nick Mamatas leaving for Viz Media, Ekaterina Sedia joined us for a few months to help out with the non-fiction while we searched for a permanent replacement. I stepped in as the new fiction editor and brought with me a new submission system and team of four slush readers that helped bring our response times for authors down to an average of 30 hours.

One of our stories, Summer in Paris, Light from the Sky by Ken Scholes, has made this year’s preliminary Nebula ballot. It’s a great story and I hope this gets it some well-deserved exposure. It was published in November 2007, so it’s no longer eligible for the short story Hugo. These, however, are:

The Sky that Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and Into the Black by Jay Lake (recently selected by Gardner Dozois for the next volume of Year’s Best Science Fiction)
Clockwork Chickadee by Mary Robinette Kowal (most recent winner of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer)
A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antartica by Catherynne M. Valente (recently selected for Rich Horton’s Unplugged anthology that features the best SF/F from the web)

Debris Ensuing from a Supervortex by Brian Ames
batch 39 and the deadman’s switch by Simon DeDeo
Teeth by Stephen Dedman
After Moreau by Jeffrey Ford
The Glory of the World by Sergey Gerasimov
The Completely Rechargeable Man by Karen Heuler
Gift of the Kites by Jim C. Hines
The Secret in the House of Smiles by Paul Jessup
Captain’s Lament by Stephen Graham Jones
Blue Ink by Yoon Ha Lee
The Human Moments by Alexander Lumans
Tetris Dooms Itself by Meghan McCarron
Passwords by John A. McDermott
The River Boy by Tim Pratt
Worm Within by Cat Rambo
A Woman’s Best Friend by Robert Reed
Idle Roomer by Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn
When the Gentlemen Go By by Margaret Ronald
Flight by Jeremiah Sturgill
Birdwatcher by Garth Upshaw
Episode 72 by Don Webb
Can You See Me Now? by Eric M. Witchey


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