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Peter Watts wins Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story

The Shirley Jackson Award winners were announced yesterday during a ceremony at Readercon. Among the award-winning works was "The Things" by Peter Watts, which we published in the January 2010 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. [text and audio] All of us at Clarkesworld are very happy for Peter and offer him our congratulations and the best of luck next month when we find out whether or not he wins a Hugo Award for the same story.

Here are some pictures of his award and the nominee stone:

It’s not easy to photograph lucite.

The Things by Peter Watts on your ereader

In celebration of Peter Watts Hugo nomination for "The Things", we’ve discounted the ebook edition of the issue it appeared in to 99 cents.

You can purchase a copy at the following locations:

The price should also be updated at Wizard’s Tower and Weightless Books shortly.

Enjoy!

Hugo Nominations for Clarkesworld and Peter Watts

The 2011 Hugo Nominees were announced yesterday. I feel very honored that Hugo voters have nominated Clarkesworld for Best Semiprozine and "The Things" by Peter Watts for Best Short Story. You made my day.

Thank you!

Congratulations to Peter Watts!

With yesterday’s announcement of the Shirley Jackson Award nominees, "The Things" by Peter Watts (text, audio, Kindle, epub) appears to be on track to becoming Clarkesworld’s most widely acclaimed story. I couldn’t be happier for Peter and he’s in great company for the SJA. So far, "The Things" has received the following recognition:

Award Win

  • 2010 Black Quill Awards, Best Dark Scribble (Editor’s Choice)

Award Nominations

  • 2010 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) (finalist, not winner)
  • 2010 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction (winner will be announced shortly)
  • 2010 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story (winner will be announced at Readercon)

Year’s Best Inclusions

Honorable Mentions

Other

  • 2010 Locus Recommended Reading List

Congratulations Peter!

Clarkesworld Stories on the Locus Recommended Reading List

The Locus Magazine 2010 Recommended Reading List is in their current issue. Several stories from Clarkesworld Magazine made the cut:

NOVELETTES

SHORT STORY

Congratulations to all!  I think this may have been our best showing ever.

For those that care… I’m currently working on my annual analysis of the short fiction category and should have that data and more for you today or tomorrow. First impression: this may be the first year that online magazines dominated the category.

The Parsec Awards

The 2010 Parsec Award Finalists have been announced and I am quite pleased to see "The Things" by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, January 2010) listed as a finalist in the Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) category. If you haven’t listened to Kate Baker’s incredible narration of this story, go do so now. If you enjoy it, consider subscribing to our podcast. It’s free!