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Oct 19 2012 11:00am

Welcome Ellen Datlow, New Consulting Fiction Editor for Tor.com

Ellen Datlow, New Consulting Fiction Editor for Tor.com

Since 2008, Tor.com has been a leading market for science fiction and fantasy short fiction. Several of our stories have been Hugo and Nebula finalists, Charlie Jane Anders’ “Six Months, Three Days” won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2012 and Kij Johnson’s “Ponies” won the Nebula in 2011. Since the beginning, much of our fiction has been acquired and edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden. In 2010, Liz Gorinsky began buying and editing for the site, and earlier this year, Ann VanderMeer also joined our team.

Now, we’re pleased to announce that Ellen Datlow is joining us as a Consulting Fiction Editor! Ellen has had an impressive career in the field, having edited fiction at Omni from 1981-1998. She’s also edited The Years Best Fantasy and Horror from 1988-2008 and is responsible for Night Shade’s The Best Horror of the Year anthologies. Ellen was won numerous awards for her editorial achievements including the Hugo, three Bram Stoker Awards, and nine World Fantasy Awards. She’s been the co-host of the Fantastic Fiction  series at the KGB bar since the year 2000.

We are very excited to welcome Ellen aboard the rocket and can’t wait to see what stories she will bring to Tor.com.


As before, all fiction subissions should be sent to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Tor.com welcomes original short SF and fantasy, broadly defined. Check out our full guidelines here.

14 comments
Jenny Thrash
1. Sihaya
Oh wow, this is awesome! Congrats to both Tor.com and Ms. Datlow.
Kai in NYC
5. Kai in NYC
Welcome! Will you be reading slush or commisioning works?
Kai in NYC
6. wiredog
New meat!

(I kid, I kid.)

Welcome aboard!
Chuk Goodin
7. Chuk
Holy crap, that's amazing -- loved her editing since the Omni days. (Well, I love the stories that come out of it, anyway.)
Estara Swanberg
8. Estara
Oh a brilliant addition. Congratulations, Tor.com ^^ - you continue to be lucky with your talent here.
Kai in NYC
9. Mir Schultz
She's FABULOUS. My library is chock full of anthologies edited by Ellen, and I still have copies of the old OMNI, some in Bova's era, some Ellen's. I used to love SciFiction.com (and miss it still). Great choice, of course. Go, Ellen!
Ellen Datlow
13. datlow
You're all embarrassing me. Stop it right now! :-) Seriously though thank you.
Kai in NYC
16. Andrew-Porter
Hope you'll find the secret handshake and other percs easy to understand. Expect the lapel pin and key to the executive washroom in the mail soon!
Kai in NYC
17. Simon Bestwick
Great news! Congrats, Ellen! :)
Ellen Datlow
18. datlow
@Andy--been there, done that. I consulting for Tor in the oughts, acquiring and editing novels by Paul McAuley and Jonathan Carroll. ;-)

Thanks Simon.

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