It might seem a little odd for an online magazine to have cover art, but Clarkesworld does, and the art is very good. So good, in fact, that one of our covers has been nominated for a Chesley award, alongside covers from Asimov’s and F&SF. Best of luck to Matts Minnhagen. The Chesley winners will be announced at Worldcon.
While I’m talking about the Chesleys, a few congratulations are in order for my friends. John Picacio has four nominations (I particularly like his cover for L.E. Modesitt Jr.’s Viewpoints Critical). Lou Anders has achieved the magnificent double of nominations as both Best Editor (Long Form) in the Hugos and Best Art Director in the Chesleys. And Maurizio Manzieri is another of the nominees in Best Magazine Cover (go Italy!).