As you may have already heard, Nick Mamatas has accepted an editor position with Viz Media. I’m quite pleased for him. This is an excellent opportunity and I’m sure he’ll do very well there. Unfortunately, this also means that Nick will be leaving his position at Clarkesworld Magazine. As one of the founding editors, Nick has played a big role in establishing Clarkesworld and his experience and expertise will be missed.

Fortunately, Nick has several months of fiction booked up, so that gives me adequate time to find his successor. Effective immediately, I am closing Clarkesworld to submissions at the end of the month. (This has no impact on the stories Sean, our other editor, solicits for his slot.) Authors who already have a story in slush (or assigned non-fiction) should not be concerned. Nick has agreed to continue reading what we’ve already received and will continue doing so until I’ve hired a new editor or the slush has been cleared, whichever comes first. 

More details on Nick’s new job can be found here. Go congratulate him!

* Correction: We’re closing to submissions at the end of the month since some crazy people might get the wrong impression if we close submissions immediately. *sigh*