He also notes —
As far as we can tell, no one graduated to professional and no one has declared that they will decline nomination.
The updated Semiprozine Directory lists:
- 52 publications that are currently eligible for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine;
- Other semiprozines that are ineligible for the 2018 Hugos because they did not publish an issue in 2017;
- Other zines that are ineligible for nomination as semiprozines because they are professional publications or fanzines (answering specific reader inquiries – not intended as an exhaustive list).
This is not an official list, but a tool that Clarke has excellent sources for keeping current. He invites any editor or publisher of a qualified semiprozine who wants their zine added to contact him at books(@)clarkesworld.com.
[Thanks to Mark Hepworth for the story.]