From the perpetually inspiring Karen Meisner, continual keeper of all that is holy and powerfully good:
Strange Horizons is an important market for speculative fiction, publishing work by exciting new writers as well as the names you’ve come to know and love, plus reviews and poetry and all kinds of stuff that lets readers across the planet discover great writing. Strange Horizons has given a wide variety of writers a place to shine, especially those whose voices aren’t always heard as loudly in this field: women, writers of color, and anyone else writing non-traditional sf, as well as fresh takes on classic forms of science fiction and fantasy. We pay professional rates, we offer our content 100% free, and we do it all as a nonprofit labor of love. (Which means donations are tax-deductable, in case your boss likes to fund arts organizations too!) For nine years and counting, the sf community has helped keep our little magazine going strong. If you’ve ever found something on our site that you were glad to find, I hope you’ll chip in whatever you can. Thank you!
…Look, I’m no good at hyping things I’m involved in. But if you know the magazine, you’re probably aware of how vital it’s been, and continues to be, in helping so many terrific writers break into the field and launch their careers. If you believe in the value of Strange Horizons, please do what you can to help out: donate whatever you’re willing to pay for these stories; spread the word far and wide about the fund drive; get your friends to spread the word too. Let’s make it happen.
Thanks again, guys. We are entirely a community-supported magazine, and also a community-supportive one. We love our readers and writers, and we love doing what we do.
Oh and PS — You can donate anytime, of course, but if you do it now during the fund drive, you’re eligible to receive prizes!