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17 July 2008 @ 01:24 pm
YBSF Honorable Mentions  
I like to track several different parameters on different markets (especially periodical markets) to guage their relative visibility.  One of the things I follow is the frequency with which stories from that market appear in the "honorable mentions" appendix of Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction collection. There are a few hundred stories in that Appendix, but stories appear more frequently from some markets than from others.

Since YBSF for 2007 came out this month, I just now completed my tally.  Note that I only counted them once, so I may easily be off by one or two, and that I did not include (what I thought were) anthologies (except for Writers of the Future, which is a lot like a periodical in some ways).


Asimovs55
F&SF37
Subterranean24
Analog20
Jim Baen's Universe18
Interzone15
Strange Horizons15
Clarksworld13
Helix13
Postscripts11
Realms of Fantasy9
Tesseracts8
Fantasy Magazine6
Lone Star Stories6
OSC's Int Med Show6
Aeon5
Black Static4
Cosmos4
Electric Velocipede4
On Spec4
Weird Tales4
Abyss & Apex3
Coyote Wild3
Darker Matter3
Flurb3
Flytrap3
Ideomancer3
Shimmer3
Writers of the Future3
Lady Churchill's RW2
MIT Technology Review2
Talebones2
Black Gate1
Cricket1
Infinite Matrix1
Nature Physics1
Night Lands1
Paradox1

 
 
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moonette1moonette1 on July 17th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
I really admire your detailed market research. I just wish you and I wrote in the same genre, so I could leech off of your labors. ;)
Kenken_schneyer on July 19th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Thanks, Annette. The research isn't as detailed as it looks, and it's interesting how much this particular parameter can change from year to year for any given market.
girlspell: definitionsgirlspell on July 17th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
I'd say that Asimovs is more writer friendly then Paradox, but I'm sure the circulation is quite different between the two.

I like some of the titles like Flurb and Flytrap :)



Kenken_schneyer on July 19th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Nifty titles. "Writer-friendly," meaning what?