Clarkesworld, which was a bookstore before it was a magazine, has announced that it will be selling some of its still-extant stock in a short term sale ending on November 19. There is a $40 minimum purchase with $3.50 shipping and, according to Neil Clarke, all proceeds will go to fund the magazine.
William and Kim Gilchrist of Damnation Books LLC have announced the cancellation of Realms of Fantasy magazine. The Gilchrists bought the magazine last year after Warren Lapine cancelled the magazine after purchasing it from Sovereign Media. The Gilchrists are looking for a buyer, but the magazine, still edited by its founding editor, Shawna McCarthy, may have published its final issue.
Steve Davidson, who was recently awarded the lapses Amazing Stories trademark, has announced the formation of an advisory board which consists of four former editors of the magazine: Barry Malzberg, Patrick L. Price, Ted White, and Joseph Wrzos. Davidson has also commissioned a cover for the first electronic issue, from artist Frank Wu.
Wildside Press has sold Weird Tales to Marvin Kaye. Kaye has elected to edit the magazine himself and the staff, including Hugo-winning editor Ann VanderMeer will not be retained. VanderMeer’s last issue will be #359 with subsequent issues edited by Kaye (and some will contain VanderMeer purchased stories).
Apex Magazine has announced that Lynne M. Thomas, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University, will take over as editor of the magazine from Catherynne Valente.The first issue to feature Thomas’s editorial hand will be the November 2011 issue.
The Analog and Asimov’s Awards were presented at a breakfast in Washington, D.C. during the Nebula Awards Weekend on May 21 by Stan Schmidt and Sheila Williams.
Analog Analytical Laboratory Winners (Anlab)
- Best Novella: “Phantom Sense,” by Richard A. Lovett &
Mark Niemann-Ross (11/10)
- Best Novelette: “Outbound,” by Brad R. Torgersen (11/10)
- Best Short Story: “Red Letter Day,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (9/10)
- Best Fact: “Tips for the Budget Time-Traveler,” by Shane Tourtellotte (12/10)
- Best Cover: December 2010 by Bob Eggleton
Asimov’s Readers’ Award Winners
- Best Novella: “Becoming One With the Ghosts,” by
Kristine Kathryn Rusch (10-11/10)
- Best Novelette: “The Emperor of Mars,” by Allen M. Steele (6/10)
- Best Short Story: (tie) “The Lovely Ugly,” by Carol Emshwiller (tie) (8/10); “Libertarian Russia,” by Michael Swanwick (tie) (12/10)
- Best Poem: “Welcome Home,” by Janis Ian (10-11/10)
- Best Cover Artist: (tie) Tomislav Tikulin (7/10); Michael Whelan (8/10)
CZP has announced it will be relaunching their online speculative fiction ‘zine, The Chiaroscuro/ChiZine.com. The ‘zine began publishing in 1997 and in 2008, the publisher branched out to print as well. The April-June 2011 issue of the zine will be a massive issue with more than 200 short stories and poems by previous contributors including Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Boston, Gary Braunbeck, Mike Carey, Neil Gaiman, Jay Lake, Sarah Langan,Tim Lebbon, Stewart O’Nan, and Tom Piccirilli.
Realms of Fantasy editor Douglas Cohen has announced that due to a glitch with the post office, any mail received at the magazine’s PO Box over the last week has been returned to the senders. The situation has been rectified and the PO Box is active again. Realms of Fantasy is still a going concern and editor Shawna McCarthy and Cohen apologize for any inconvenience the situation may have caused.
*An earlier version of this story misidentified Mr. Cohen’s title.