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Wallace, Sean

Entry updated 10 July 2023. Tagged: Publisher, Editor.

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(1976-    ) US anthologist, editor, and publisher, associated with Wildside Press and its imprint Cosmos Books as editor from 2001 to 2009; associated with Prime Books as publisher from 2001; associated with Clarkesworld as editor since 2006; associated with Fantasy Magazine as publisher from 2005 to 2011; and associated with Lightspeed as publisher from June 2010 until its takeover by John Joseph Adams in January 2012. Wallace has published many authors' first novels and/or collections, including those of Chris Beckett, K J Bishop, Simon Logan, Ben Peek, Charles Stross and Jeff VanderMeer; along with anthologies edited by John Joseph Adams, Ellen Datlow, Paula Guran, Rich Horton and Jonathan Strahan. His own Anthologies of sf interest include Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (anth 2008), Realms: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (anth 2009), both co-edited with Nick Mamatas. Wallace also co-edited the Fantasy anthology series opening with Fantasy Annual #1 (anth 1997), with Philip Harbottle. He won a World Fantasy Award in 2006, for editing Prime Books. [SWa/DRL]

Sean A Wallace

born Miami, Florida: 1 January 1976

works as editor


Fantasy Annual


  • Jabberwocky (Germantown, Maryland: Prime Books, 2005) [anth: Jabberwocky: pb/Claude Manuel]
  • Jabberwocky 2 (Germantown, Maryland: Prime Books, 2006) [anth: Jabberwocky: pb/Claude Manuel]
  • Jabberwocky 3 (Germantown, Maryland: Prime Books, 2007) [anth: Jabberwocky: pb/Claude Manuel]
  • Jabberwocky 4 (Germantown, Maryland: Prime Books, 2009) with Erzebet YellowBoy [anth: Jabberwocky: pb/Claude Manuel]
  • Jabberwocky 5 (Germantown, Maryland: Prime Books, 2010) with Erzebet YellowBoy [anth: Jabberwocky: pb/Claude Manuel]

Best New Fantasy

  • Best New Fantasy (Germantown, Maryland: Prime Books, 2006) [anth: Best New Fantasy: pb/Eikesia]
  • Best New Fantasy 2 (Germantown, Maryland: Prime Books, 2007) [anth: Best New Fantasy: pb/]

Horror: The Best of the Year


The Mammoth Book of ...

individual titles as editor



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