Neil Clarke has updated the Semiprozine Directory for the benefit of Hugo voters who want to know what’s eligible in the Best Semiprozine category.
He tells File 770 —
I can’t say that there’s been much activity. Not shocking considering the year we’ve had.
We had a few magazines that didn’t publish new issues in 2020 (possible they could return) and some new ones that just missed meeting the four issue minimum requirement, but are on-track for eligibility in 2021. Over the course of the year, there were a few new additions, but I believe that most of them were previously eligible and we just didn’t know about them.
No one has moved from semipro to professional in 2020. Similarly, no one has taken themselves out of the running for the award this year.
As usual, if there are any publications that would like to be added to the list, they should feel free to contact me.
The updated Semiprozine Directory lists:
- 53 publications that are currently eligible for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine;
- Other semiprozines that are ineligible for the 2021 Hugos because they did not publish an issue in 2020;
- 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 neil(@)clarkesworldmagazine.com