Clarkesworld is the brainchild of publisher/editor Neil Clarke, who conceived of the magazine while running his excellent (and sadly now defunct) online bookshop, Clarkesworld Books. The first issue was published in October 2006; since then it has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine in 2009 and 2010, the World Fantasy Award (in 2010), and was a finalist for the 2010 Locus Award for Best Magazine. In 2010 it won the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine.
Every issue contains two complete short stories. This issue features “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (also available as a podcast, read by Kate Baker), and “Matchmaker” by Erin M. Hartshorn.
Clarkesworld is edited by Neil Clarke. The non-fiction editor is Cheryl Morgan. Cover art this issue, “Post-apocalyptic Fisherman,” is by Georgi Markov.
Ebook editions of Clarkesworld are available for $1.99 from Wyrm Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble (scroll to the bottom of the page). This month only the Clarkesworld #54 ebook is only 99 cents at Amazon and B&N.com. Try it out and support one of the finest magazines in the genre!
We last covered Clarkesworld with issue #9.