About Strange Horizons
Strange Horizons is a magazine of and about speculative fiction and related nonfiction.
Speculative fiction includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and all other flavors of fantastika. Work published in Strange Horizons has been shortlisted for or won Hugo, Nebula, Rhysling, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree Jr., and World Fantasy Awards.
What do we publish?
Strange Horizons publishes fiction, poetry, reviews, essays and interviews. New issues appear weekly, on Mondays, but our blog is updated throughout the week.
Contributors to Strange Horizons have included Saladin Ahmed, Charlie Jane Anders, Christopher Barzak, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Boston, Cecil Castellucci, Matthew Cheney, John Clute, L. Timmel Duchamp, Hal Duncan, Amal El-Mohtar, Carol Emshwiller, Karen Joy Fowler, Lisa Goldstein, Theodora Goss, Gavin J. Grant, Karen Healey, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, NK Jemisin, John Kessel, Meghan McCarron, Farah Mendlesohn, David Moles, Tim Pratt, Adam Roberts, Benjamin Rosenbaum, John Scalzi, Nisi Shawl, Vandana Singh, Sonya Taaffe, Genevieve Valentine, Greg van Eekhout, Jo Walton, Liz Williams, and many other excellent writers, all of whom you can find in our archives.
To get a taste of the magazine, try our fund drive special issues:
- 2015 special issue, featuring Kelly Link, Yukimi Ogawa, and Roshani Chokshi.
- 2014 special issue, featuring Ann Leckie, Alex Dally MacFarlane, and Arkady Martine.
- 2013 special issue, featuring Rose Lemberg, Nisi Shawl, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, and Bryan Thao Worra.
- 2012 special issue, featuring Ken Liu, Mat Joiner, Michele Bannister, and Ellen Klages.
Why is speculative fiction important?
Speculative fiction has a vibrant and radical tradition of stories that can make us think, can critique society, can offer alternatives to reality. Speculative fiction stories help us to understand our past and imagine our future. They show us how it could be otherwise, for better or worse.
In the twenty-first century, speculative fiction must be a global, inclusive tradition. We aim to showcase work that challenges us and delights us, by new and established writers from diverse backgrounds and with diverse concerns.
Who are we?
You can find a full list of our current staff on our masthead. The Editor-in-Chief is Niall Harrison, and the Fiction Editors are Julia Rios, An Owomoyela, Catherine Krahe, and Lila Garrott.
Strange Horizons was founded in September 2000 by Mary Anne Mohanraj, who was Editor-in-Chief until 2003. Susan Marie Groppi was Editor-in-Chief from 2004 through 2010.
How is the magazine funded?
Strange Horizons is incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of Utah, USA. With an all-volunteer staff and a limited budget for advertising and self-promotion, the magazine's financial resources are devoted to professionally compensating writers for publication rights to their works.
Financial support for the magazine comes through direct donations, arts grants, corporate sponsorship, and an affiliate program with Amazon.com.
Strange Horizons has received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Donations are tax-deductible.