Neil Clarke (editor)

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Neil Clarke
Born 1966
New Jersey
Occupation Editor, publisher
Genre Science fiction, Fantasy
Subject Science fiction, fantasy

Neil Clarke (born 1966) is an editor and publisher of science fiction and fantasy.

In 2006, Clarke launched Clarkesworld Magazine as a companion to his online bookstore Clarkesworld Books (2000-2007). He serves as the editor-in-chief of this leading digital publication. Fiction published in Clarkesworld has been nominated for or won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Locus, Ditmar, Aurealis, Shirley Jackson, WSFA Small Press and Stoker Awards.[1] Clarkesworld has been nominated for the Hugo Award in the Best Semiprozine category four times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013) winning in 2010, 2011 and 2013.[2][3][4] Clarke has been a nominee for the Hugo Award for Best Editor: Short Form in 2012, 2013, and 2014.[5][6]

When he closed his bookstore in 2007,[7] he launched Wyrm Publishing which has since published books by Gene Wolfe, Charles Stross, Catherynne M. Valente and others. Clarkesworld Magazine is currently published by Wyrm in online, digital and print editions. He launched Forever Magazine in 2015 and became the editor of The SFWA Bulletin in early 2016.[8] He is also the ebook designer for Cheeky Frawg Books,[9] Prime Books,[10] Wyrm Publishing and several magazines.

Clarke and his family currently reside in New Jersey.

Edited by Neil Clarke[edit]

  • Clarkesworld Magazine, 2006 -
  • Forever Magazine, 2015 -
  • Clarkesworld: Year Three, (with Sean Wallace), Wyrm Publishing, 2013
  • Clarkesworld: Year Four, (with Sean Wallace), Wyrm Publishing, 2013
  • Clarkesworld: Year Five, (with Sean Wallace), Wyrm Publishing, 2013
  • Clarkesworld: Year Six, (with Sean Wallace), Wyrm Publishing, 2014
  • UPGRADED, Wyrm Publishing, September 2014
  • Clarkesworld: Year Seven, (with Sean Wallace), Wyrm Publishing, 2015
  • The SFWA Bulletin, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, 2016 -
  • Clarkesworld: Year Eight, (with Sean Wallace), Wyrm Publishing, (Forthcoming, 2016)
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 1, Night Shade Books, (Forthcoming, 2016)
  • Galactic Empires, Night Shade Books, (Forthcoming, 2016)
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 2, Night Shade Books, (Forthcoming, 2017)



  1. ^ "Science Fiction and Fantasy : Awards and Recognition". Clarkesworld Magazine. 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  2. ^ "2010 Hugo Award winners". 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  3. ^ "2011 Hugo Award winners". 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  4. ^ "2013 Hugo Award Winners". The Hugo Awards. 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
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  7. ^ "Farewell to Clarkesworld Books". Neil Clarke. 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
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  9. ^ Cheeky Frawg Books. "About". Cheeky Frawg. 
  10. ^ "About |". Prime Books. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  11. ^ "2016 Chesley Awards Winners". Locus Online. Locus Magazine. 

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