Neil Clarke

Neil Clarke

Neil Clarke is best known as the editor and publisher of the Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning magazine, Clarkesworld. Since 2015, he has also edited Forever, a digital-only reprint science fiction magazine. His anthologies include Upgraded, Galactic Empires, More Human than Human, and the Best Science Fiction of the Year series for Night Shade Books. His next anthology, The Final Frontier, will be published in July and followed by Clarkesworld Magazine A 10th Anniversary Anthology in December. Prior to becoming a full-time editor, Neil has been a programmer, bookseller, and educational technologist. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons.


  • 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 –
  • Berlin Quarterly (Guest Fiction Editor), Issue 4, 2016
  • Clarkesworld: Year Eight, (with Sean Wallace), Wyrm Publishing, (2016)
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 1, Night Shade Books, (2016)
  • Galactic Empires, Night Shade Books, (2017)
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 2, Night Shade Books, (2017)
  • Touchable Unreality, China Machine Press, (2017, bi-lingual anthology only available China)
  • More Human than Human, Night Shade Books (2017)
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 3, Night Shade Books, (2018)
  • Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume 1, (with Sean Wallace), Wyrm Publishing, (2018)
  • The Final Frontier, Night Shade Books (Forthcoming, 2018)
  • Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume 2, (with Sean Wallace), Wyrm Publishing, (Forthcoming, 2018)

Awards and Memberships


  • SFWA


  • Nominee, World Fantasy Special Award: Non-Professional, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Winner, World Fantasy Special Award: Non-Professional, 2014
  • Winner, British Fantasy Award: Best Magazine, 2014
  • Nominee, Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine, 2009
  • Winner, Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Winner, Chesley Award for Best Art Director, 2016
  • Nominee, Chesley Award for Best Art Director, 2017 
  • Nominee, Hugo Award for Best Editor Short Form in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

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