Monday, May 24, 2010

Spotlight Weird: Clarkesworld Magazine

Ah man. Absolutely the best online magazine I have ever read. This is not to downplay the other magazines featured in Spotlight Weird, but Clarkesworld Magazine (clickable) has, simply put, incredible fiction in several formats for your reading pleasure. They feature stories in text format and as audio podcasts.

I remember the very first story I read on Clarkesworld. I'd only just found my place in the horror world, deviating from my jaunt in thriller/suspense, and was looking for markets. I stumbled upon Clarkesworld and thought it might be someplace I could send some of my short stories in to. Now, Clarkesworld is a Science Fiction magazine, but some very dark Sci-Fi could be mistaken for horror. It just depends on the delivery. I had a story or two that I thought would have been right at home there.

Well, I was wrong. Wronger than wrong. I started reading this magazine and, at the time, I was admittedly daunted. Where the hell do they even find stories this good? I've read novels by established writers that have it all, fame, fortune and a good reader base they can depend on, that aren't as good as a single short story I've read on Clarkesworld.

In a nutshell, if you don't read Clarkesworld Magazine, you should. It's incredible, it's wonderful, it's awesome. But don't take my word for it. Go read for yourself.

Till next Monday in the weirdest spotlight...

Peace & Love


  1. Clarkesworld is brilliant! Seriously. They epitomize what an e-zine should strive to be. And that artwork...AWESOME!

  2. K. Wood, I agree 100%, man. Clarkesworld has the type of stories I could just dive into and chomp on for hours. As for the art... it matches the quality of the zine, that's for sure.

    Hinny, you know it babygirl. Def. some weird to be had over there.

  3. Yeah, Clarkesworld is amazing. They're one of my favorite mags. I still want to buy some of their chapbooks, I bet they're killer! Great post, Effie!