Congratulations to the 2020 Hugo Award finalists for Best Semiprozine:
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies
- Escape Pod
- Strange Horizons
All six finalists have been on the ballot at least once in previous years. Uncanny is the only previous winner on the ballot. (Aside from Weird Tales and Interzone, they are the only previous winner still eligible and publishing. The rest have since closed or become classified as “professional.”)
The six finalists represent thirty-three different people. This appears to be the longest list of people in this category for any given year.
The Semiprozine directory has been updated to reflect the 2019 eligibility of the various publications we know of. To our knowledge, no one has graduated to professional or declared that they would not be participating this year. Editors, if your eligible magazine is not on our list, email books -at- clarkesworld.com and we’ll add you.
We’ve done a quick review of the eligible markets from 2017 and updated it to reflect 2018 eligibility. To our knowledge, no one has graduated to professional or declared that they would not be participating this year. Editors, if your eligible magazine is not on our list, email books -at- clarkesworld.com.
A large number of the 2016 semiprozines didn’t produce issues in 2017 and have been moved to the “may be eligible next year” category. To our knowledge, no one has graduated to professional or declared that they would not be participating this year. Editors, if your eligible magazine is not on our list, email books -at- clarkesworld.com.
We are currently updating the directory to reflect any changes in eligibility for the year ending December 31, 2016. Feel free to comment on this post if you have questions.
The following magazines are no longer eligible for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine:
- Apex Magazine
- The Dark
- Lightspeed Magazine
- Nebula Rift
- New Realm
All five are now considered professional by the rules for the category. We’d like to congratulate them on their success and point out that this demonstrates that the revised rules are working as intended.
Please do not nominate these publications, even if you enjoyed them. You’d be tossing away your nomination. Please see the latest edition of the directory for an up-to-date status on eligible nominees. If a market you are interested in is not on the list, please let us know.
Best Semiprozine (660 nominating ballots, 100 entries, range 94-229)
- Abyss & Apex, Wendy Delmater editor and publisher
- Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Association Incorporated, 2014 editors David Kernot and Sue Bursztynski
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews
- Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, Stefan Rudnicki, Rich Horton, Wendy N. Wagner, and Christie Yant
- Strange Horizons, Niall Harrison, editor-in-chief
BEST SEMIPROZINE (411 ballots)
- Apex Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore, and Michael Damian Thomas
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews
- Interzone edited by Andy Cox
- Lightspeed Magazine edited by John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton, and Stefan Rudnicki
- Strange Horizons edited by Niall Harrison, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Sonya Taaffe, Abigail Nussbaum, Rebecca Cross, Anaea Lay, and Shane Gavin
The deadline for all nominating ballots to be received by the Hugo administrator is Monday 31 March 2014, 11.59 pm PDT (7.59 am BST on Tuesday 1 April – UK time).
Members of Loncon 3 who have an Attending, Young Adult Attending or Supporting membership by 31 January 2014 are eligible to nominate for the Hugo Awards and the Retro-Hugos. Equivalent members of LoneStarCon 3 (the 2013 Worldcon) and Sasquan (the 2015 Worldcon) at that date are also eligible to nominate.
More details can be found here: http://www.loncon3.org/nominations.php
Please note that the rules for the semiprozine category have changed. The new definition can be found here and we have begun updating our semiprozine list to reflect eligibility under the new requirements.
Visit this site to find out how to nominate your favorite 2012 works for the 2013 Hugo Awards. According to the LoneStarCon 3 website, eligibility to nominate is:
open to anyone who has a Supporting or Attending membership in the previous, current, or following year’s Worldcon as of January 31. For LoneStarCon 3, this means members of Chicon 7 (the 2012 Worldcon), LoneStarCon 3 itself, and Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon). During this stage, members can nominate any eligible work or person. The nominating period for 2013 is now under way and will close on March 10, 2013.