Locus is creating Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field
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We love science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction!

You love science fiction, too, so we are turning to you for support!
For a small pledge, you help keep Locus in print and allow us to maintain our website, indexes, and archives of science fiction, as well as continue to run the Locus Awards and Writers Workshop.

Locus is a non-profit organization, run by six full-time staff out of a refurbished warehouse complex in San Leandro, California. We are reaching out with a variety of fundraising efforts to help sustain Locus without having to raise our subscription rates, fire staff, or compromise the quality of the magazine. It's a tough time, but you can help.

The costs of maintaining an extensive magazine like Locus go far beyond what our subscription and advertising revenue currently support. Since the last recession we've had a major loss of ad revenue, as spending on advertising has dropped over 65% in the last decade, industry-wide. Advertising used to support Locus, now we need your help to keep going!

Locus
is the widely recognized and acclaimed magazine of record for the speculative fiction fields.
Each of our issues includes science fiction/fantasy/YA/horror news, book reviews, interviews with the field’s leading authors, and book listings. We also run www.locusmag.com, an online resource for news, information, and reviews of SF/F/H/YA. We run a quarterly Writers Workshop. We’ve won the Hugo Award 30 times during our 45+ years in print, and every year we hold the Locus Awards , which recognize excellence in science fiction and fantasy literature.

We pay our reviewers and our contributors professional rates: Locus' quality content comes from a wide range of freelance and in-house writers, photographers, designers, editors, and reviewers. Our six full-time staff receive work benefits including health insurance, sick leave, and vacation pay. We hold strongly to the idea that science fiction enthusiasts and creators should be compensated for their work.

Locus magazine is proud to serve the speculative fiction field, and to support this important genre of literature. Thank you for being a part of that work and our community! And thank you for your support!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Moral Support!
Every bit helps us meet our goals to keep Locus in print and the website up and running. You now get access to all of our posts except the $15  Secret History Posts.
Pledge $2 or more per month
We'll thank you, online!
You help us keep publishing the magazine and the website, and we'll thank you by name on the Locus website for as long as we have your support.
Pledge $4 or more per month
We'll thank you, online and in print!
Your ongoing support for the magazine and the website deserves a thank you in Locus magazine every month, as well as on our site, for as long as we have your support.
Pledge $5.50 or more per month
$5.50 or more per month
Digital Issue of Locus!

Your generous monthly help keeping Locus alive and well gets you access to a digital edition of the award-winning magazine, plus previous tier rewards. 


On the first of every month, a new issue will be available at subscribers.locusmag.com. We have e-editions in EPUB for tablets or phones, mobi for kindles, and PDF with the exact magazine layout for bigger screens. Check out a sample issue here!

Pledge $15 or more per month
Secret History Content Feed!
You are keeping Locus going with your monthly patronage, and we'll show our appreciation by going through the Locus vaults looking for interesting tidbits for our exclusive content feed--get the first look at rare author photos, snippets of audio interviews, letters from the famous--as well as posts from contemporary authors and behind-the-scenes looks at the magazine.

At this tier, you'll still get all previous tier rewards, including the digital edition of Locus each month.
Pledge $20 or more per month
Promoted Patron: 300x35 Graphic Ad
Help Locus stay afloat, and you'll get everything included in the Exclusive Patron Content tier, plus, after 6 months of support, our online thank-you will include a 300x35 graphic ad linked to your site or project from our award-winning site, www.locusmag.com, which receives over a million hits each month.
Pledge $30 or more per month
Promoted Patron: 300x75 Graphic Ad
You are one of our biggest supporters, and for your help in keeping Locus alive, we want to give back. After 6 months of support, our online thank-you will include a 300x75 graphic ad linked to your site or project from our award-winning website, www.locusmag.com, which receives over a million hits each month. Plus all earlier tiers except the Promoted Patron: 300x35, as long as you continue to be a patron.
Pledge $50 or more per month
Personal Story Critiques!
You are our hero! After six months at this level, we'll thank you for helping keep us going by offering you a personal, in-depth critique of one of your stories (up to 5,000 words) by one of the SF&F field's established authors or editors. Awesome people such as:
  • Daryl Gregory--award-winning writer
  • Laurel Amberdine--Lightspeed Magazine assistant editor, and novelist
  • Liza Groen Trombi--Editor-in-Chief of Locus


You also get the previous tier rewards, which include the digital subscription and choice of one of the promoted patron graphic ad rewards. Future critiques will happen once every six months.

Pledge $75 or more per month
Come to our party!
We want to say thank you in person for your generous support! We throw a big bash every December for staff, readers, and local SF luminaries in the Bay Area. Come and mingle with favorite local authors and Locus staff. Plus the other tier rewards like the digital subscription, and choice of one of the graphic ad rewards.
Goals
53% complete
Reaching $2,700 per month would cover our rent overhead, and would be huge! We rent a 2,400 sq ft office inside a retrofitted Dodge plant from the '50s. The space has retail downstairs, and maker spaces upstairs. We have a robot builder next door, VR across the hall, "The Man" from Burning Man is built a few doors down, and more. It's an eclectic space with a lot of creators and we like being here. But housing the collection requires a large unit, and covering the rent for the space would make a big difference. Thank you for your support! -Liza
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We love science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction!

You love science fiction, too, so we are turning to you for support!
For a small pledge, you help keep Locus in print and allow us to maintain our website, indexes, and archives of science fiction, as well as continue to run the Locus Awards and Writers Workshop.

Locus is a non-profit organization, run by six full-time staff out of a refurbished warehouse complex in San Leandro, California. We are reaching out with a variety of fundraising efforts to help sustain Locus without having to raise our subscription rates, fire staff, or compromise the quality of the magazine. It's a tough time, but you can help.

The costs of maintaining an extensive magazine like Locus go far beyond what our subscription and advertising revenue currently support. Since the last recession we've had a major loss of ad revenue, as spending on advertising has dropped over 65% in the last decade, industry-wide. Advertising used to support Locus, now we need your help to keep going!

Locus
is the widely recognized and acclaimed magazine of record for the speculative fiction fields.
Each of our issues includes science fiction/fantasy/YA/horror news, book reviews, interviews with the field’s leading authors, and book listings. We also run www.locusmag.com, an online resource for news, information, and reviews of SF/F/H/YA. We run a quarterly Writers Workshop. We’ve won the Hugo Award 30 times during our 45+ years in print, and every year we hold the Locus Awards , which recognize excellence in science fiction and fantasy literature.

We pay our reviewers and our contributors professional rates: Locus' quality content comes from a wide range of freelance and in-house writers, photographers, designers, editors, and reviewers. Our six full-time staff receive work benefits including health insurance, sick leave, and vacation pay. We hold strongly to the idea that science fiction enthusiasts and creators should be compensated for their work.

Locus magazine is proud to serve the speculative fiction field, and to support this important genre of literature. Thank you for being a part of that work and our community! And thank you for your support!

Recent posts by Locus

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Moral Support!
Every bit helps us meet our goals to keep Locus in print and the website up and running. You now get access to all of our posts except the $15  Secret History Posts.
Pledge $2 or more per month
We'll thank you, online!
You help us keep publishing the magazine and the website, and we'll thank you by name on the Locus website for as long as we have your support.
Pledge $4 or more per month
We'll thank you, online and in print!
Your ongoing support for the magazine and the website deserves a thank you in Locus magazine every month, as well as on our site, for as long as we have your support.
Pledge $5.50 or more per month
$5.50 or more per month
Digital Issue of Locus!

Your generous monthly help keeping Locus alive and well gets you access to a digital edition of the award-winning magazine, plus previous tier rewards. 


On the first of every month, a new issue will be available at subscribers.locusmag.com. We have e-editions in EPUB for tablets or phones, mobi for kindles, and PDF with the exact magazine layout for bigger screens. Check out a sample issue here!

Pledge $15 or more per month
Secret History Content Feed!
You are keeping Locus going with your monthly patronage, and we'll show our appreciation by going through the Locus vaults looking for interesting tidbits for our exclusive content feed--get the first look at rare author photos, snippets of audio interviews, letters from the famous--as well as posts from contemporary authors and behind-the-scenes looks at the magazine.

At this tier, you'll still get all previous tier rewards, including the digital edition of Locus each month.
Pledge $20 or more per month
Promoted Patron: 300x35 Graphic Ad
Help Locus stay afloat, and you'll get everything included in the Exclusive Patron Content tier, plus, after 6 months of support, our online thank-you will include a 300x35 graphic ad linked to your site or project from our award-winning site, www.locusmag.com, which receives over a million hits each month.
Pledge $30 or more per month
Promoted Patron: 300x75 Graphic Ad
You are one of our biggest supporters, and for your help in keeping Locus alive, we want to give back. After 6 months of support, our online thank-you will include a 300x75 graphic ad linked to your site or project from our award-winning website, www.locusmag.com, which receives over a million hits each month. Plus all earlier tiers except the Promoted Patron: 300x35, as long as you continue to be a patron.
Pledge $50 or more per month
Personal Story Critiques!
You are our hero! After six months at this level, we'll thank you for helping keep us going by offering you a personal, in-depth critique of one of your stories (up to 5,000 words) by one of the SF&F field's established authors or editors. Awesome people such as:
  • Daryl Gregory--award-winning writer
  • Laurel Amberdine--Lightspeed Magazine assistant editor, and novelist
  • Liza Groen Trombi--Editor-in-Chief of Locus


You also get the previous tier rewards, which include the digital subscription and choice of one of the promoted patron graphic ad rewards. Future critiques will happen once every six months.

Pledge $75 or more per month
Come to our party!
We want to say thank you in person for your generous support! We throw a big bash every December for staff, readers, and local SF luminaries in the Bay Area. Come and mingle with favorite local authors and Locus staff. Plus the other tier rewards like the digital subscription, and choice of one of the graphic ad rewards.