Compelling Science Fiction is creating a magazine
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We believe that science fiction is important. It expands the mind and drives progress through inspiration. Our purpose is to find, publish, and promote the best science fiction stories, and to support and encourage the authors who write them. We prefer stories that are self-consistent, scientifically plausible, and technically detailed when necessary. If our goals resonate with you, please support our effort in any way you can. Thank you for pushing the world in a direction you'd like it to go.

Compelling Science Fiction is published every six months (formerly every two), and costs about $1500-$1800 per issue to produce (varying based on final word count). The vast majority of this budget goes directly to paying authors professional rates for their work. The remainder goes to infrastructure costs (hosting, etc) and less common costs like occasional graphic design contracts and advertising to get the word out. Everyone who helps publish the magazine are volunteers, so there are no costs there. We all do this because we want to see more great science fiction in the world.

For more information and to view our current issue, please visit compellingsciencefiction.com!
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Digital Subscription (1/100th the average cost of publishing rights to a single story). Every time a new issue comes out you will receive an .epub/.mobi format e-magazine that you can read on your favorite e-reader (Kindle, etc). These issues will be available as downloads in the 'creator posts' section, viewable only to patrons. Rest secure in the knowledge that you are helping to bring great content into the world. Who knows, maybe you will fund a story that will inspire a huge real-world scientific or technological achievement! You are clearly a fantastic person.
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Premium Digital Subscription (added by request). Several readers asked for me to add this level for those that wanted to contribute more to the magazine. Every time a new issue comes out you will receive an .epub/.mobi format e-magazine that you can read on your favorite e-reader (Kindle, etc). These issues will be available as downloads in the 'creator posts' section, viewable only to patrons. Rest secure in the knowledge that you are helping to bring great content into the world. Who knows, maybe you will fund a story that will inspire a huge real-world scientific or technological achievement! You are clearly a fantastic person.
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Why Do We Even Have This Level. This is the average cost of the publishing rights for a single story. If you support us at this level, we'll call you or email you (your preference) to see what you favorite type of science fiction story is. We will then choose a story that best fits your interests, and make it clear in the magazine that you were the benefactor who supported the publication of that story. You are extraordinarily good at supporting content you are enthusiastic about.
We believe that science fiction is important. It expands the mind and drives progress through inspiration. Our purpose is to find, publish, and promote the best science fiction stories, and to support and encourage the authors who write them. We prefer stories that are self-consistent, scientifically plausible, and technically detailed when necessary. If our goals resonate with you, please support our effort in any way you can. Thank you for pushing the world in a direction you'd like it to go.

Compelling Science Fiction is published every six months (formerly every two), and costs about $1500-$1800 per issue to produce (varying based on final word count). The vast majority of this budget goes directly to paying authors professional rates for their work. The remainder goes to infrastructure costs (hosting, etc) and less common costs like occasional graphic design contracts and advertising to get the word out. Everyone who helps publish the magazine are volunteers, so there are no costs there. We all do this because we want to see more great science fiction in the world.

For more information and to view our current issue, please visit compellingsciencefiction.com!

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169 patrons
Digital Subscription (1/100th the average cost of publishing rights to a single story). Every time a new issue comes out you will receive an .epub/.mobi format e-magazine that you can read on your favorite e-reader (Kindle, etc). These issues will be available as downloads in the 'creator posts' section, viewable only to patrons. Rest secure in the knowledge that you are helping to bring great content into the world. Who knows, maybe you will fund a story that will inspire a huge real-world scientific or technological achievement! You are clearly a fantastic person.
Pledge $10 or more per Issue
29 patrons
Premium Digital Subscription (added by request). Several readers asked for me to add this level for those that wanted to contribute more to the magazine. Every time a new issue comes out you will receive an .epub/.mobi format e-magazine that you can read on your favorite e-reader (Kindle, etc). These issues will be available as downloads in the 'creator posts' section, viewable only to patrons. Rest secure in the knowledge that you are helping to bring great content into the world. Who knows, maybe you will fund a story that will inspire a huge real-world scientific or technological achievement! You are clearly a fantastic person.
Pledge $360 or more per Issue
2 of 5 patrons
Why Do We Even Have This Level. This is the average cost of the publishing rights for a single story. If you support us at this level, we'll call you or email you (your preference) to see what you favorite type of science fiction story is. We will then choose a story that best fits your interests, and make it clear in the magazine that you were the benefactor who supported the publication of that story. You are extraordinarily good at supporting content you are enthusiastic about.