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October 2013 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Seven and Counting

This issue marks the seventh anniversary of Clarkesworld Magazine. When we began publishing Clarkesworld in 2006, we started small—publishing two stories (each under four thousand words long) and a cover in each issue. Over the years we’ve gradually expanded, offering non-fiction, additional original stories, and most recently, reprints. We owe a debt of gratitude to [...]

September 2013 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Post-Apocalyptic Publishing

In anticipation of our seventh anniversary issue next month, I’ve been trying to compile my thoughts on what we’ve done and where we’ll be going. It’s been a fairly chaotic time for magazines and publishing in general. I suppose that’s one of the reasons I’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. In the grand [...]

August 2013 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Returning to the Scene of the Crime

It’s time to be honest—I was very nervous about heading back to Readercon last month. I know the convention had nothing to do with last year’s heart attack, but it was the scene of the crime. Still I persevered and was welcomed back by many friends, old and new. In the end I’m glad my [...]

July 2013 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Taking Back July 12th

You never know what life is going to throw in your way. This time last year, I was looking forward to a mid-month trip to Readercon. Little did I know that a few hours after arriving, I would be loaded into an ambulance and told I was having a heart attack. Those of you who [...]

June 2013 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Publishing Turns Like a Battleship

There was a time in my life when I frequented a lot of online message boards. These days, I still do occasional drive-bys to see what’s going one in that corner of the universe. One of the places I’ve been popping into lately is frequented by many self-published authors. While there, I stumbled across a [...]

May 2013 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Day of the Wineberry

The Triffids, Biollante, and other infamous plant monsters have a new colleague. Like Biollante, it’s a fast growing invader from Japan, but this one has taken up residence in my backyard. It has whip-like thorny appendages and can be very territorial.
Last month, I made the mistake of stepping too close to its [...]

April 2013 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: How Did This Happen?

As last month came to a close, the World Science Fiction Association announced the nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards. If you’ve missed the news, you can find the complete list of nominees at thehugoawards.org, but I’d like to take a moment to spotlight the Clarkesworld nominees:

Best Novelette: “Fade to White” by Catherynne M. Valente
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March 2013 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Forwards and Backwards

Since my heart attack last summer, I’ve been trying to come up with something that would show my appreciation for all the support I received from our readers. One obvious option is to continue to build upon and strengthen what we’ve created here at Clarkesworld. Last month, I mentioned our intention [...]

February 2013 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Upgrades and Reader's Poll Winners

A few months ago, I found out that my heart attack had placed me on the path to becoming a cyborg. Last month, my wife and I drove to the hospital and within a few hours the transition was complete. It’s considered minor surgery when they implant a defibrillator, but anytime they snake a wire [...]

January 2013 ISSUE

2012 Reader's Survey

Now that 2012 is over, it’s time for our annual reader’s survey. In this year’s survey, you’ll have the opportunity to select your favorite stories and cover art from our 2012 issues, provide some us with some feedback, and optionally, tell us a bit about yourself. Feel free to use the comments on this post [...]