Neil Clarke is an editor and publisher of science fiction and fantasy.
In 2006, Clarke launched Clarkesworld Magazine as a companion to his online bookstore Clarkesworld Books. He serves as the editor-in-chief of this leading digital publication. Fiction published in Clarkesworld has been nominated for or won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Locus, Ditmar, Aurealis, Shirley Jackson, WSFA Small Press and Stoker Awards. Clarkesworld has been nominated for the Hugo Award in the Best Semiprozine category four times winning in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Clarke has been a nominee for the Hugo Award for Best Editor: Short Form in 2012 and 2013, finishing fourth on both occasions.
When he closed his bookstore in 2007, he launched Wyrm Publishing which has since published books by Gene Wolfe, Charles Stross, Catherynne M. Valente and others. Clarkesworld Magazine is currently published by Wyrm in online, digital and print editions. He is also the ebook designer for Masque Books, Prime Books, Wyrm Publishing and several magazines.
Clarke and his family currently reside in New Jersey.