Strange Horizons is having a funding drive. I first ran across Strange Horizons in July 2002, sitting in my brother-in-law’s office in Edmonton, Alberta while he and my sister were at work, during one of my long visits to stay with them and write. I was working on one of the poems from The Glaze from Breaking, “Mirror Points,” a five-part lyric poem largely about the nature of loss and cruelty, and I thought, “Well, mirror points are a scientific concept. This is really long, and they seem to primarily publish short poems, but I bet they’d be interested in this poem if I tightened it up a bit,” and as it turns out, I was right.
Over the years since, they’ve published six of my short stories and twelve of my poems. They pay their contributors pretty well, especially for an online magazine, and especially for poetry (where any pay at all constitutes paying well, I suppose), and don’t charge their readers a penny. I think that’s worth supporting!
Donations are tax deductible in the U.S. and donors get entered in a draw for a whole host of prizes, including 140 And Counting, the Seven by Twenty anthology I’m publishing—and a signed copy of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Lavinia; a copy of the UK hardback first edition of the classic steampunk novel The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling; two anthologies of lesbian SF, Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories and Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magick; Alaya Dawn Johnson’s alternate 1920s vampire novel Moonshine; The Time Traveler’s Pocket Guide; original art by Marge Simon and Alastair Reynolds; and a lot more.