About

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, anthologist,  translator, and game designer. His adventures so far have included traveling to over 30 countries, playing a card game for a living, and building a successful business. Alex resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and son.

Writing

Since 2010, Alex  sold over 120 short stories to a variety of magazines and anthologies. His fiction has appeared in Nature, Analog, Strange Horizons, InterGalactic Medicine Show, Galaxy’s Edge, and many others. Click here for the complete bibliography.

Alex won the WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction in 2014 and was a finalist for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction in 2015, and again in 2017.

If you’re seeking reprint, audio, or translation rights to any of Alex’s stories, or are interested in soliciting a brand-new story for your magazine or anthology, please feel free to reach out.

Anthology Projects

Alex edits Unidentified Funny Objects — an annual anthology series of humorous science fiction and fantasy short stories. He’s also the editor of The Cackle of Cthulhu, Humanity 2.0, Coffee, Dark Expanse and Funny Science Fiction anthologies. He’s presently the editor and publisher of Future Science Fiction Digest, a magazine with a strong focus on international fiction.

Translation

Alex’s translations from Russian have appeared or are forthcoming in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, Samovar, Amazing Stories, and other venues. He’s occasionally available for freelance translation projects, feel free to reach out.

 

Media Kit

50-word bio

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, and anthologist from Brooklyn, NY. His political fantasy novel Eridani’s Crown was published in 2019. Over 120 of his short stories have appeared in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, and many other venues. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com.

100-word bio

Alex Shvartsman is the author of other 120 short stories, published in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. He won the WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction in 2014 and was a two-time finalist (2015 & 2017) for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction. His political fantasy novel Eridani’s Crown was published in 2019. His translations from Russian have appeared in F&SF, Apex, and Samovar. Alex has edited over a dozen anthologies, including the long-running Unidentified Funny Objects series, and is the editor-in-chief of Future Science Fiction Digest. He resides in Brooklyn, NY. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com.

200-word bio

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, game designer, and anthologist from Brooklyn, NY. His adventures so far have included traveling to over 30 countries, playing a card game for a living, and building a successful business. Alex resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and son.

Over 120 of his short stories have appeared in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, Fireside, Weird Tales, Galaxy’s Edge, and many other venues. He won the WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction in 2014 and was a two-time finalist (2015 & 2017) for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction. His political fantasy novel Eridani’s Crown was published in 2019.

Alex’s translations from Russian have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Apex, Samovar, Amazing Stories, and other venues.

He’s the editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects series of humorous SF/F, as well as a variety of other anthologies, including The Cackle of Cthulhu (Baen), Humanity 2.0 (Arc Manor), and Funny Science Fiction (UFO).  He’s the editor and publisher of Future Science Fiction Digest, a magazine that focuses on international fiction.

His website is www.alexshvartsman.com and his Twitter handle is @AShvartsman.

 

One Response to About

  1. Alex Shvartsman says:

    Dear Larry,

    First of all, thank you very much for supporting our Kickstarter campaign and pre-ordering the book!

    The current pro rates are 5c/word for original fiction (as defined by SFWA.org)

    Although there are no “official” pro rates for reprints, pro markets that accept and publish reprints typically pay 1c/word.

    There are lots of markets out there that pay less, as well. Anything at 1c+ for original short stories is considered “semi-pro.” Which is to say that there are still not a lot of money in our industry.

    If you plan on publishing SF/F related material and have any questions, I’ll be happy to offer my advice and (limited) expertise, should you have any questions.

    Sincerely,

    Alex

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