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Who We Are
sub-Q is an interactive magazine for interactive fiction.
We seek to promote all forms of interactive fiction (IF) by
- Increasing the visibility of IF
- Growing the market for short- and long-form works
- Supporting the development of open platforms
- Compensating content creators
We are always happy to see work from creators of color, from the QUILTBAG community, with disabilities, or from any other group. Intersectionality welcome. Internationality welcome.
sub-Q releases a work of interactive fiction on the third Tuesday of every month.
We publish original and reprint interactive works of science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird tales, magic realism, and mash-ups.
We want smart, fun, and unexpected. Send us your stuff!
Our Business Model
Our survival depends on you!
Publisher/CTO Tory Hoke
Tory writes, draws, and codes in Los Angeles. Her fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Drabblecast, and Pseudopod; her art, in Apex, Spellbound, and Strange Horizons, where she also serves as art director. Blog | Twitter.
Editor-in-Chief Stewart C Baker
Stewart is a speculative fiction author and poet, academic librarian, and occasional haikuist, with a background in Monkey Island, web programming, and endless games of Nethack. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, and he has lived in England, South Carolina, Japan, and L.A. Stewart currently makes his home in Oregon with his wife and kids.
Interactivity Editor Devi Acharya
Devi works on games and interactive media projects using writing, design, art, and code. You can check out her work at devi-a.com.
Editor PJ Anthony
Coder. Gamer. Reader. Writer. Rocks an inscrutable poker face. Believes through art, a world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all is possible. @proseninja
Nicole is a native of veryfarupstatenoevenfurtherupstatethanthat New York and attends Tufts University. She writes poetry for a living and makes burritos at Chipotle for fun—wait a minute; strike that, reverse it. Her interests include playgrounds, dogs, and dyeing her hair unnatural colors. Twitter
Editor Natalia Theodoridou
Natalia Theodoridou is a Media & Cultural Studies scholar based in the United Kingdom. Her strange stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Shimmer, and elsewhere. Occasionally, she tweets as @natalia_theodor.
First Reader Gail Marsella
Gail Marsella teaches chemistry at the college level and writes SF on the side.
Jeremy is a librarian and a programmer, formally for the NASA Goddard Library and now at the University of Maryland. Although he worries that waking at 4:00am every day to write fiction is striking minutes from his life, he continues to do so. Jeremy lives in Baltimore with his wife and son.
All positions at sub-Q are unpaid, volunteer, and at-will.