Neil Clarke is the editor and publisher of Clarkesworld Magazine (Hugo winner for Best Semiprozine: 2010, 2011, 2013, and finalist: 2009; World Fantasy Special Award Non-professional winner in 2014, and finalist: 2009, 2010, 2012) and Hugo finalist for Best Editor Short Form: 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2015, he launched Forever, a reprint science fiction magazine. He is also the owner of Wyrm Publishing, an ebook designer for Prime Books and Cheeky Frawg, and has spent over twenty years working in the educational technology field.
At Readercon 23, Neil experienced a near-fatal heart attack, which was followed by the installation of a defibrillator and a new life as a cyborg. His first original anthology, Upgraded (Wyrm Publishing, 2014) was inspired by these events. Upcoming anthologies include The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 1 (Night Shade Books, 2016) and Modified (Wyrm Publishing, 2016).