Clarkesworld Magazine 790

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About

Clarkesworld is a science fiction and fantasy magazine first published in October 2006. Each issue contains interviews, thought-provoking articles and at least four pieces of original fiction. Their fiction is also available in ebook editions/subscriptions, audio podcasts, print issues, and in our print/ebook anthologies. Clarkesworld has been recognized with a World Fantasy Award, three Hugo Awards, and a British Fantasy Award. Stories from Clarkesworld have been nominated for or won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, BSFA, Sturgeon, Locus, Shirley Jackson, Ditmar, Aurora, Aurealis, WSFA Small Press and Stoker Awards.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2006

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationPublished 12 x per year.
Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Open

Science fiction need not be "hard" SF, but rigor is appreciated. Fantasy can be folkloric, contemporary, surreal, etc. Horror can be supernatural or psychological, so long as it is frightening.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary, Slipstream, Supernatural.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary/Near Future, Hard Science Fiction, Slipstream, Soft Science Fiction.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella Novella15,000 - 16,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
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Nonfiction Open

Clarkesworld Magazine is looking for articles of interest to readers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We are looking for a wide range of types of article including, but not limited to: discussions of the genre publishing business, essays on the writing process and the reading experience, scientific material that might be of use in SF stories, and so on.

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Literature/Books (Writing, See guidelines), Science (General, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article ArticleUp to 2,500 words.
Essay EssayUp to 2,500 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
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OK No No NoText format submissions
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Visual Art Open

Genre art doesn't have to look genre. It can, but we strongly suggest that you take a look at the cover art from prior issues.

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Illustration.
Art Styles:
Fantastical, Science fiction art.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
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OK No Unknown UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2018
Last Audited: 12 Dec 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 22 Aug 2006

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