Beth Meacham is an American writer and editor, best known as an editor with Tor Books. She was an editorial assistant at Ace Books from 1981 to 1983, and an editor beginning in 1978. In 1984 she became an editor for Tor Books, where she rose to the position of editor-in-chief.
She has been nominated for the Best Professional Editor Hugo in 1990 and 1993 and the Best Editor Long Form Hugo in 2008, 2009, and 2011. She was also nominated for the 1983 Best Non Fiction Book Hugo.
She has had several short stories published, and the novel Nightshade (with later-husband Tappan King) in 1976. She has also edited an anthology (Terry's Universe, 1988) and co-written several non-fiction books, including A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction (1979).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1987 — Windycon XIV, ArmadilloCon 9
- 1989 — Fourth Street Fantasy 1989
- 1991 — Capricon 11
- 1993 — Boskone 30
- 1994 — Orycon 16
- 2002 — Conagerie
- 2007 — Skylark Award