Monday, June 01, 2009

State of the Story

Neil Clarke has an editorial over at Clarkesworld Magazine with some new data regarding magazine sales and the overall state of the short fiction industry. As he mentions in the article, this is an update to a similar editorial from last year.

Also at Clarkesworld is an interview with ten SFF magazine editors:
Patrick Neilsen Hayden (
Shawna McCarthy (Realms of Fantasy)
John O'Neill (Black Gate)
Cat Rambo (Fantasy Magazine)
Mike Resnick (Jim Baen's Universe)
Stanley Schmidt (Analog)
Jason Sizemore (Apex Digest)
Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy & Science Fiction)
Sheila Williams (Asimov's)
Ann Vandermeer (Weird Tales)

That is one powerful lineup and includes most of the largest and most significant publications in the genre today (I'd include Subterranean, Strange Horizons, Electric Velocipede, and LCRW, but that's just quibbling over further inclusion of stuff I like. I can't argue with that lineup).

Good stuff there, if nothing earthshattering.

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