Strange Horizons is creating A Weekly Speculative Fiction Magazine
349

patrons

$1,273
per month

What is Strange Horizons?

Strange Horizons ( www.strangehorizons.com) is a weekly online magazine of and about speculative fiction—science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and all other flavors of imaginative fiction—and related non-fiction. Since September 2000, we have been publishing new issues every Monday, including fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, and interviews.

Why support Strange Horizons?

Because we believe that in the twenty-first century, speculative fiction must be an open, global tradition. For over fifteen years we have showcased work that challenges us and delights us, by new and established writers from diverse backgrounds and with diverse concerns.

Because we have a record of finding and supporting exciting new voices in SF: writers who got their start in Strange Horizons include N. K. Jemisin ("Cloud Dragon Skies," from 2005), Justine Larbalestier (" The Cruel Brother," from 2001), Ken Liu ("The Algorithms for Love," from 2004), Nnedi Okorafor ("The Palm Tree Bandit," from 2000), and John Scalzi ("Alien Animal Encounters," from 2001).

Because we're a multiple Hugo-shortlisted magazine and we've published stories that have been shortlisted for or won Hugo, Nebula, James Tiptree Jr., Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards.

Where does your money go?

Every $40 you donate pays for one poem or review.
Every $80 you donate pays for one essay or interview.
Every $200 you donate pays for one original artwork to accompany a story.
Every $350 you donate (on average) pays for one original short story.

We are a not-for-profit with an all-volunteer staff, which means that everything you donate (minus Patreon fees) is payment for our contributors and, if you're in the U.S., tax-deductible for you.

Why Patreon?

Strange Horizons has been crowdfunded from the start, with an annual fund drive providing the bulk of our income. Our supporters have been (and continue to be) amazing, but multiple funding streams are good! Patreon gives us a new audience and a new way to have regular contact with our supporters, and gives our supporters a convenient way to automate their donations. Plus, of course, there are rewards, including ebook compilations of every month's issues. (And speaking of those rewards: they say they're calculated every year, but realistically we're calculating them on the amount donated. So if you're a $1 supporter who sticks with us then yep, you'll eventually get a t-shirt!)
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
78 patrons
Wanderer: Your name will go on our list of supporters, with thanks! You'll receive an update about our new issue each Monday, behind-the-scenes updates about Strange Horizons, possibly including previews of forthcoming publications, news of magazine changes, and photos of staff pets.
Pledge $4 or more per month
181 patrons
Traveller: Your name will go into our list of supporters and you'll receive an ebook edition of Strange Horizons at the end of the month, collating all four (or five) of that month's issues in ePub, mobi or PDF format.
Pledge $6 or more per month
33 patrons
Voyager: You'll receive the ebook of Strange Horizons, an acknowledgement, and after a year of support at this level we'll send you a set of postcards featuring recent art from the magazine.
Pledge $8 or more per month
37 patrons
Explorer: In addition to the rewards from the other tiers, for every year of support you'll be able to choose an item of Strange Horizons merchandise! Likely options: mugs, t-shirts, tote-bags. I'm sure we'll figure some other things out.
Goals
$1,273 of $2,800 per month
This is the average per-month amount that we need to fully fund Strange Horizons at its current level -- removing the need for our annual fund drive in its current form. Once we hit this goal, we can think about expanding the magazine, running fund drives for special issues, and so on.
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What is Strange Horizons?

Strange Horizons ( www.strangehorizons.com) is a weekly online magazine of and about speculative fiction—science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and all other flavors of imaginative fiction—and related non-fiction. Since September 2000, we have been publishing new issues every Monday, including fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, and interviews.

Why support Strange Horizons?

Because we believe that in the twenty-first century, speculative fiction must be an open, global tradition. For over fifteen years we have showcased work that challenges us and delights us, by new and established writers from diverse backgrounds and with diverse concerns.

Because we have a record of finding and supporting exciting new voices in SF: writers who got their start in Strange Horizons include N. K. Jemisin ("Cloud Dragon Skies," from 2005), Justine Larbalestier (" The Cruel Brother," from 2001), Ken Liu ("The Algorithms for Love," from 2004), Nnedi Okorafor ("The Palm Tree Bandit," from 2000), and John Scalzi ("Alien Animal Encounters," from 2001).

Because we're a multiple Hugo-shortlisted magazine and we've published stories that have been shortlisted for or won Hugo, Nebula, James Tiptree Jr., Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards.

Where does your money go?

Every $40 you donate pays for one poem or review.
Every $80 you donate pays for one essay or interview.
Every $200 you donate pays for one original artwork to accompany a story.
Every $350 you donate (on average) pays for one original short story.

We are a not-for-profit with an all-volunteer staff, which means that everything you donate (minus Patreon fees) is payment for our contributors and, if you're in the U.S., tax-deductible for you.

Why Patreon?

Strange Horizons has been crowdfunded from the start, with an annual fund drive providing the bulk of our income. Our supporters have been (and continue to be) amazing, but multiple funding streams are good! Patreon gives us a new audience and a new way to have regular contact with our supporters, and gives our supporters a convenient way to automate their donations. Plus, of course, there are rewards, including ebook compilations of every month's issues. (And speaking of those rewards: they say they're calculated every year, but realistically we're calculating them on the amount donated. So if you're a $1 supporter who sticks with us then yep, you'll eventually get a t-shirt!)

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
78 patrons
Wanderer: Your name will go on our list of supporters, with thanks! You'll receive an update about our new issue each Monday, behind-the-scenes updates about Strange Horizons, possibly including previews of forthcoming publications, news of magazine changes, and photos of staff pets.
Pledge $4 or more per month
181 patrons
Traveller: Your name will go into our list of supporters and you'll receive an ebook edition of Strange Horizons at the end of the month, collating all four (or five) of that month's issues in ePub, mobi or PDF format.
Pledge $6 or more per month
33 patrons
Voyager: You'll receive the ebook of Strange Horizons, an acknowledgement, and after a year of support at this level we'll send you a set of postcards featuring recent art from the magazine.
Pledge $8 or more per month
37 patrons
Explorer: In addition to the rewards from the other tiers, for every year of support you'll be able to choose an item of Strange Horizons merchandise! Likely options: mugs, t-shirts, tote-bags. I'm sure we'll figure some other things out.