Clarkesworld Magazine #42, March 2010

The March issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now online and features:

Alone With Gandhari” by Gord Sellar
Alone With Gandhari” (AUDIO VERSION) by Gord Sellar, read by Kate Baker
The History Within Us” by Matthew Kressel

A Terrifying Mix of Honesty and Rigor: A Conversation with Kij Johnson” interview by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Future Brains: Neuroscience Fiction versus Neuroscience Fantasy” by Luc Reid

Retro Robots” by Georgi Markov

On the 15th of February, their podcast will feature “The History Within Us” by Matthew Kressel.

2009 Nebula Award Nominees from Semiprozines

The 2009 Nebula Awards ballot is now available and includes the following works originally appearing in semiprozines:

Short Story

  • Non-Zero Probabilities” by N. K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld, November 09)
  • Spar” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, October 2009)



Congratulations to Clarkesworld, Interzone, Nora, Kij, Eugie and Jason!

Semiprozine Short Stories on the Locus Recommended Reading List

The 2009 Locus Recommended Reading list has been published. The following short stories from semiprozines made the list:

Clarkesworld Magazine

Fantasy Magazine


  • “Home Again” by Paul M. Berger, 3-4/09
  • “Lady of the White-Spired City” by Sarah L. Edwards, 5-6/09
  • “Butterfly Bomb” by Dominic Green, 5-6/09

Clarkesworld Issue 41 : February 2010

cw_41The February 2010 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available online.

Torquing Vacuum by Jay Lake
Torquing Vacuum (AUDIO VERSION) by Jay Lake, read by Kate Baker
The Language of the Whirlwind by Lavie Tidhar

Chameleon of the Fantastic: An Interview with Jeffrey Ford interview by Jason S. Ridler
Earth Science Gets No Respect by Russ Colson
2009 Reader’s Poll Results

Transfiguration of Sergeant 05 by Bryan Sola

On the 15th of February, our podcast will feature The Language of the Whirlwind by Lavie Tidhar.

Clarkesworld Magazine – October 2009

cw_37_250The October issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available…


  • Spar by Kij Johnson
  • Spar (AUDIO VERSION) by Kij Johnson, read by Kate Baker
  • Of Melei, of Ulthar by Gord Sellar


  • Keeping Ahead of the Fear: A Conversation with Ken Scholes interview by Jeremy L. C. Jones
  • Forevermore: The Iconic Poe of the 21st Century by G.A. Buchholz


  • OH SHIT by Sean Donaldson

July 2009 Issue of Clarkesworld

cw_34The July issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available:

Placa del Fuego by Tobias S. Buckell
Placa del Fuego (AUDIO VERSION) by Tobias S. Buckell, read by Mike Allen
On the Lot and In the Air by Lisa Hannett

Dirty Hands and Invisible Words: Speculative Fiction Book Editors Speak Out, Part 1 of 2 interview by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Doing Crappy Things to Good Characters: A Conversation with Jim C. Hines by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Helping Hands: Fairylands, Boneshops and More by Neil Clarke

Sea Monster by Jasper Ng

Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine

realmsIn 2008, Wyrm Publishing released Realms, the first in a series of comprehensive anthologies featuring a year’s original fiction from Clarkesworld Magazine.

Table of Contents:

* A Light in Troy by Sarah Monette
* 304 Adolph Hitler Strasse by Lavie Tidhar
* The Moby Clitoris of His Beloved by Ian Watson
* Lydia’s Body by Vylar Kaftan
* Urchins, While Sleeping by Catherynne Valente
* The Other Amazon by Jenny Davidson
* Automatic by Erica Satifka
* Orm the Beautiful by Elizabeth Bear
* Chewing Up the Innocent by Jay Lake
* Attar of Roses by Sharon Mock
* Clockmaker’s Requiem by Barth Anderson
* Something in the Mermaid Way by Carrie Laben
* The Third Bear by Jeff VanderMeer
* The First Female President by Michael De Kler
* There’s No Light Between Floors by Paul Tremblay
* Qubit Conflicts by Jetse De Vries
* The Oracle Spoke by Holly Phillips
* Moon over Yodok by David Charlton
* I’ll Gnaw Your Bones, the Manticore Said by Cat Rambo
* Transtexting Pose by Darren Speegle
* The Taste of Wheat by Ekaterina Sedia
* The Beacon by Darja Malcolm-Clarke
* The Ape’s Wife by Caitlin Kiernan
* Lost Soul by MP Ericson

Clarkesworld Magazine

clarkesworldEstablished: 2006
Editors: Neil Clarke (fiction), Sean Wallace (fiction), Cheryl Morgan (non-fiction)

Clarkesworld Magazine is a free online magazine that publishes a healthy balance of fiction from both up-and-coming and established authors like Jeff VanderMeer, Elizabeth Bear, Caitlin Kiernan, Jay Lake, Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Scholes, and Mary Robinette Kowal. Each month, we also produce audio fiction which can be found directly on our site or available for free download through iTunes. In his summary of Clarkesworld in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois describes our taste in fiction as “stylishy written and usually faintly perverse.”

Our non-fiction is split between interviews with authors and artists like Gene Wolfe, Steven Erikson, Kage Baker, John Picacio and Margo Lanagan, and articles on science, art, or literature. We’re also quite proud to be able to feature the works of new artists as a virtual cover to each issue.

Awards and Recognition:
Nominee: 2009 Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine.
2006 Million Writers Award for Best New Online Magazine.
2006 Million Writers Award for Best Short Story.
Stories reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Fantasy Best of the Year, Unplugged, Wilde Stories 2008: The Best of the Year’s Gay Speculative Fiction, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and Horror Best of the Year.
Stories appearing on the recommended reading/honorable mention lists in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Unplugged, the Locus Magazine Recommended Reading List, Nebula Awards Short Story Long List, and the Million Writers Notable Stories List.
A complete list with links to winning, recommended, and nominated stories is available here.

Other Items of Interest:
In an attempt to reach a broader audience and fund the free edition, all the original fiction in Clarkesworld is collected annually in a print anthology series called Realms. Volume 1 is currently available and volume 2 is scheduled for release this summer.


Information provided by Neil Clarke.