For the entire twenty-first century, the independent online magazine Strange Horizons has been bringing you science fiction stories, reviews, essays, art, and poetry every week for free. And this week, it's time to give a little back.
The editors of Strange Horizons describe the history of their publication:
Our little experiment has been more successful than we could ever have expected. We've published exciting new material every week since September 2000, and the material in our archives includes fiction from popular authors such as Jo Walton, Elizabeth Bear, Tim Pratt, Sandra McDonald, Jay Lake, and John Scalzi. Stories and poems from Strange Horizons have been reprinted in major anthologies and been shortlisted for major awards, but even after all of that success, we haven't lost our focus on encouraging new authors. This year alone, we've published half a dozen stories from authors who had submitted to us for the first time!
As one of the few places where you can regularly find free, high-quality fiction from first-time authors and familiar names, Strange Horizons is truly a treasure. Once a year, they do a pledge drive and ask for your support – this year, they're looking for just $7000, part of which will go to support their technical infrastructure and most of which will go to their writers.
Also, check out this week's new issue of the magazine.
Image by Damir Radic, from a gallery published at Strange Horizons.