Thomas Moves from NIU to UofI

Lynne M. Thomas has announced that she will be moving from Northern Illinois University to the University of Illinois, where she will head their Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Thomas has built up a sizable science fiction collection at NIU, which includes the personal and professional papers of more than 75 SF authors, including Mary Robinette Kowal, Jack McDevitt, Eric Flint, and Lois McMaster Bujold. Thomas is a four-time Hugo winner and one of the editors of Uncanny. She will begin her new position on September 1.
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Changes at Strange Horizons

Niall Harrison has announced that he will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of Strange Horizons, a role he took on in 2011. Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde will be taking over the duties as Editors-in-Chief effective April 3, 2017. Both joined the magazine in 2016 as Associate Editors and they have curated several special issues and have overseen the launch of Strange Horizon‘s sister magazine, Samovar.
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November’s Position Eliminated

Sharyn November has announced that she is no longer at Viking Children’s Books after a reorg left her position eliminated. November had been serving as the Senior Editor for their line and in 2002 had established the Firebird line. She began working for Penguin as an associate editor at the Puffin Books in 1990.

SFWA Looking for Bulletin Editor

SFWA has posted a job opening for an editor for the SFWA Bulletin, currently being edited by interim editor Neil Clarke. SFWA is looking for someone with at least 5 years’ experience editing a nonfiction magazine or equivalent experience. Interested applicants should send their resume and a 100 word statement of what you see as the Bulletin’s mission to office@sfwa.org with the subject line: Bulletin Editor. Resumes will be accepted until December 31, 2015.

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Edward Redefines Role

Malcolm Edwards, who has been serving as Deputy CEO and Publisher at Orion, will step down from that position at the end of the year. Edwards will instead serve as Chairman of the Gollancz science fiction and fantasy line, which is an imprint of Orion, as well as serve as a Consulting Publisher for Orion. The move will allow Edwards to focus on fewer projects that are more important to him. Edwards joined Gollancz in the 1970s

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Librarian Wanted: UC Riverside

The University of California-Riverside is looking for an Associate Librarian or Librarian to fill the new position of Jay Kay and Doris Klein Science Fiction Librarian in Special Collections & University Archives, which was recently endowed by a grant from the estate of Jay Kay Klein. The position will be responsible for all aspects of the development, stewardship, and promotion of the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The application period runs through January 26, 2015, but applicants are advised to submit their materials by January 19.

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Buchanan Announces Retirement

Ginjer Buchanan has announced that she will retire in March 2014. Buchanan was hired at Berkley Books in 1984 and helped build the Ace and Roc science fiction and fantasy lists. Buchanan was named editor-in-chief of the two lines in 2007. In 2013, she was honored by SFWA for her lengthy career at Ace/Roc, as well as her prior career working for Pocket and the Science Fiction Book Club.

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Helen Marshall Steps Down from ChiZine

Managing Editor Helen Marshall has announced that after three years she is stepping down from her position at ChiZine. During her tenure, she co-founded the Aurora Award-nominated Chiaroscuro Reading Series and the Aurora Award-winning Toronto SpecFic Colloquium and oversaw the growth of the publisher from a print-on-demand to having world-wide distribution. Samantha Beiko will be taking over the duties as Managing Editor.

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Schmidt Retires

Stanley Schmidt has announced his retirement as editor of Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, effect of September 7. Schmidt has served as editor since 1978, when he took over the reins from Ben Bova. His thirty-four year tenure meets or exceeds the tenure of Astounding/Analog editor John W. Campbell, Jr.’s tenure. During Schmidt’s time as editor, he discovered an nurtured many authors who are integral to the field, including Roger MacBride Allen, Michael A. Burstein, Michael F. Flynn, Janet Kagan, Geoffrey Landis, Elizabeth Moon, Jerry Oltion, and many, many more. Schmidt will be succeeded by Trevor Quachri, who has been serving as Managing Editor of both Analog and Asimov’s for several years.

Part Time Teaching

Eastern Kentucky University is seeking a candidate with an MFA or PhD in creative writing to teach one six-credit, online workshop in science fiction and fantasy (with a live/synchronous component) during the Fall 2012 semester. The job would begin on August 20, 2012.

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