Year-in-Review: 2020 Magazine Summary

For the summary, the genre magazines are pri­marily sorted by Hugo Eligibility: Professional, Semiprozine, etc., and then loosely by pay rate, SFWA qualifying market, and the amount of fiction published. We covered 81 magazines, 18 audio sites, and 11 critical magazines.

It’s no surprise that many magazines shut down this year, several went into hiatus or shifted to digital only, but we still added a few new markets to our ...Read More

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Year-in-Review: 2019 Magazine Summary

The following sections are primarily sorted by Hugo Eligibility: Professional, Semiprozine, etc., and then loosely by pay rate, SFWA qualifying market, and the amount of fiction pub­lished. We covered 82 magazines, 17 audio sites, and eight critical magazines.

We continue to see new venues launching under the crowdfunding format, older venues trying out print or subscription models, and of course funding by grants in non-US venues. A few magazines shut ...Read More

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Year-in-Review: 2018 Magazine Summary

We are mixing it up a little this year. The following sections are sorted by Hugo Eligibility: Professional, Semiprozine, etc., and by the SFWA qualifying standard for pay rate, then sorted loosely by pay rate and amount of fiction published. We covered 70 magazines, 14 audio sites, and nine critical magazines.

The short fiction market held strong through 2018, with more new voices, more inclusivity, and more translations than we’ve ...Read More

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Year-in-Review: 2017 Magazine Summary

[Editor’s note: This is the first time we have run the yearly Magazine Summary online. Text has been edited for formatting.]

The short fiction market was strong throughout 2017. We added a few online markets to our review, though we did see a number of print markets shift to online only (that sticky distribution problem) and a number of venues went on hiatus or closed because of financial difficulties.

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SF Poetry Summary, with Links

I’d like to thank all the poets who contributed to our series of speculative fiction (or science fiction) poetry. For convenience, this post will have links to all the individual entries in the series and to all the venues recommended for further reading.

Locus Roundtable Posts

  • Podcast: Mike Allen and F. J. Bergmann in Conversation
  • Let us go then, you and I: an introduction to speculative poetry, by Mike Allen
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2020 Locus Recommended Reading List

Welcome to the annual Locus Recommended Reading List!

Published in Locus magazine’s February 2021 issue, the list is a consensus by the Locus editors, columnists, outside reviewers, and other professionals and critics of genre fiction and non-fiction — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; Locus reviewers Liz Bourke, Alex Brown, Karen Burnham, Katharine Coldiron, Paul Di Filippo, Amy Goldschlager, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, Maya James, John Langan, Russell ...Read More

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Issue 721 Table of Contents, February 2021

The February 2021 issue of Locus is the annual Year in Review overview with essays, the Locus 2020 Recommended Reading List, and book and magazine summaries tracking the progress of the industry. The issue also features an interview with Brandon Sanderson. James Gunn (1923-2020) is remembered with an obituary and appreciations. News includes the PKD, Endeavour, PEN America Literary, and Rosetta awards, the SFWA Givers ...Read More

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Black Lives Matter

We stand with those who are fighting back against systemic oppression, injustice, and violence against the Black community.

The stories we tell and share can help us to envision better futures, and indeed a better now, and we want to be a part of that work. We have worked toward becoming a more inclusive magazine over the past decade, but we have not done enough, and in this way we

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Issue 710 Table of Contents, March 2020

The March 2020 issue of Locus has interviews with Nina Allan, Gareth L. Powell, and Sue Burke. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through December 2020. News includes the Nebula Awards Ballot, Muir’s Crawford win, the 2020 Dell Award winner, the Analog AnLab and Asimov’s Readers’ awards, the inaugural Ray Bradbury prize finalists, Hachette’s acquisition of more than 1,000 Disney titles, ...Read More

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2019 Locus Recommended Reading List

Welcome to the annual Locus Recommended Reading List!

Published in Locus magazine’s February 2020 issue, the list is a consensus by the Locus editors, columnists, outside reviewers, and other professionals and critics of genre fiction and non-fiction — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; reviewers Liz Bourke, Katharine Coldiron, Carolyn Cushman, Paul Di Filippo, Amy Goldschlager, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, John Langan, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, Ian Mond,

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Issue 709 Table of Contents, February 2020

The February 2020 issue of Locus magazine is the annual Year in Review overview with essays, the Locus 2019 Recommended Reading List, and book and magazine summaries tracking the progress of the industry. The issue also features an interview with co-authors Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone. Mike Resnick (1942-2020) is remembered with an obituary and appreciations. News includes the Philip K. Dick Award nominees, the Stoker preliminary ballot ...Read More

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2018 Locus Recommended Reading List

Welcome to the annual Locus Recommended Reading List!

Published in Locus magazine’s February 2019 issue, the list is a consensus by Locus editors, reviewers, and other professionals — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; Locus reviewers Liz Bourke, Katharine Coldiron, Carolyn Cushman, Paul Di Filippo, Lila Garrott, Amy Goldschlager, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, John Langan, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, Ian Mond, Colleen Mondor, Tim Pratt, Arley Sorg, Tom

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Issue 697 Table of Contents, February 2019

The February issue features an interview with Derek Künsken; our 2018 Year in Review with the 2018 Recommended Reading List and 2018 Book and Magazine summaries; a column by Kameron Hurley; the PKD Award Finalists; SFWA news; the Stoker Preliminary Ballot; photo stories on Christopher Rowe, Heinlein’s The Puppet Grand Master, and Rick Bowes‘ 75th birthday; obituaries for Fred Patten, Jane ...Read More

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Karen Burnham Reviews Short Fiction, with Spoilers

Locus has been kind enough to allow me to start a different sort of short fiction review column here. If you want to be up-to-date on the amazingly wide variety of short fiction being published in magazines, anthologies, and online—then you need to be subscribing to Locus Magazine. You’ll get Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton’s columns devoted to short fiction and anthology reviews by the rest of the contributors: Gary ...Read More

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2017 Locus Recommended Reading List

Welcome to the annual Locus Recommended Reading List!

Published in Locus magazine’s February 2018 issue, the list is a consensus by Locus editors, reviewers, and other professionals — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; reviewers Liz Bourke, Carolyn Cushman, Paul Di Filippo, Gardner Dozois, Stefan Dziemanowicz, Amy Goldschlager, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, John Langan, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, Colleen Mondor, Tim Pratt, Tom Whitmore, and Gary K. Wolfe;

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Issue 685 Table of Contents, February 2018

The February issue features interviews with Carrie Vaughn; the annual Year in Review with essays by Gary K. Wolfe, Paul Kincaid, Geoff Ryman, Gardner Dozois, and many others; the Locus Recommended Reading List; the Locus Poll and Survey ballot; obituaries for Ursula K. Le Guin, Douglas Quinta Reis, and Raul Fiker; a column by Kameron Hurley; a report on SF in Ukraine; and reviews of ...Read More

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FAQ

Q: How do I submit my book/magazine/audiobook for review in Locus, or listing on your site?

A: See our Review submission guidelines. Also contains information about inclusion in Forthcoming Books and People & Publishing sections.

Q: Where’s my issue? Your website says it was mailed last week.

A: Every month a few copies of the magazine get delayed by the postal service. Please wait another week or two, and chances ...Read More

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Submission Guidelines

What genres of books and stories does Locus review?

We review science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative, surreal, slipstream, crossed genres, similarly themed YA, art books, and related nonfiction that is published or being published. If in doubt, send it in. As a rough age guideline, we cover titles appropriate for ages 14 and up. We rarely cover middle-grade and are not likely to cover anything younger.

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Issue 673 Table of Contents, February 2017

The February issue features an interview with Alastair Reynolds and the annual Year in Review with essays by Gary K. Wolfe, Paul Kincaid, Geoff Ryman, Gardner Dozois, and many others; the Locus Recommended Reading List; the Locus Poll and Survey ballot; a column by Kameron Hurley; and reviews of short fiction and books by Kameron Hurley, S. Jae-Jones, Ian McDonald, Ken MacLeod, and many others.

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2016 Locus Recommended Reading List

Welcome to the Locus Annual Recommended Reading List!

The list is published in Locus Magazine’s February 2017 issue, and is a consensus by Locus editors, reviewers, and other professionals — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; reviewers Liz Bourke, Carolyn Cushman, Paul Di Filippo, Gardner Dozois, Amy Goldschlager, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, John Langan, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, Faren Miller, Colleen Mondor, Tim Pratt, Rachel Swirsky, Tom Whitmore, ...Read More

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2015 Locus Recommended Reading List

Welcome to the Locus Annual Recommended Reading List! The list is published in Locus Magazine’s February 2016 issue, and is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers — Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Graham Sleight, Adrienne Martini, Carolyn Cushman, Tim Pratt, Karen Burnham, Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton, Cheryl Morgan, Paul Kincaid, Ysabeau Wilce, Liz Bourke, Colleen Mondor, James Bradley, and others — with ...Read More

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Table of Contents, February 2013

Locus Magazine • February 2013 • Issue 625 • Vol. 69 No. 2

February is the annual “Year in Review” issue, with Locus‘ Recommended Reading List and commentaries by Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, and many others; plus, interviews with Catherynne M. Valente and Brian Slattery, and reviews of new books by Karen Lord, Frances Hardinge, Adam Roberts, Lois Lowry, and many others.

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February 2012 Table of Contents

Locus Magazine • February 2012 • Issue 613 • Vol. 68 No. 2

The February issue is the annual year-in-review, with the 2011 Recommended Reading List, the 2012 Locus Poll & Survey ballot, essays by Locus editors and reviewers on the year’s best books and stories, and summaries of the year’s book and magazine publications. Plus: an interview with Joe Haldeman, reviews of new books by Tim Powers,

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2009 Locus Recommended Reading List

The 2009 Locus Recommended Reading List is now available online. The list is published as part of the 2009 Year in Review issue of Locus (February 2010). An extensive survey of SF publishing for 2009, the issue includes year-end essays by Locus reviewers discussing recommended titles; the Magazine Summary, which covers all the major print and online magazines and tracks numbers of stories published; the Book Summary, which looks at ...Read More

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Table of Contents, February 2000

This is the scanned Table of Contents for the issue, embedded as a PDF. It is searchable and includes all of the titles reviewed in the month. These issues are not available digitally yet, but most can be ordered by contacting the Locus offices.

CHARLES N. BROWN Publisher & Editor-in-Chief MARK R. KELLY Electronic Editor-in-Chief KIRSTEN GONG-WONG Managing Editor FAREN C. MILLER CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN Editors CYNTHIA RUSCZYK Editorial Assistant
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Table of Contents, February 1999

This is the scanned Table of Contents for the issue, embedded as a PDF. It is searchable and includes all of the titles reviewed in the month. These issues are not available digitally yet, but most can be ordered by contacting the Locus offices.

CHARLES N. BROWN Publisher & Editor-in-Chief MARK R. KELLY Electronic Editor-in-Chief KIRSTEN GONG-WONG Managing Editor FAREN C. MILLER CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN Editors EDWARD BRYANT RUSSELL LETSON
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Table of Contents, February 1998

This is the scanned Table of Contents for the issue, embedded as a PDF. It is searchable and includes all of the titles reviewed in the month. These issues are not available digitally yet, but most can be ordered by contacting the Locus offices.

CHARLES N. BROWN Publi sher & Editor-in-Chief MARIANNE S. JABLON Managing Editor FAREN C. MILLER CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN KIRSTEN GONG-WONG Edi tors EDWARD BRYANT MARK R.
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Table of Contents, February 1997

This is the scanned Table of Contents for the issue, embedded as a PDF. It is searchable and includes all of the titles reviewed in the month. These issues are not available digitally yet, but most can be ordered by contacting the Locus offices.

TABLE OF CONTENTS February 1997 Issue 433 Vol. 38 No. 2 30th Year of Publication 18-Time Hugo Winner MAIN STORIES Major Publishing Changes/8 Silverberg SF Anthology
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