Who We Are

sub-Q is an interactive magazine for interactive fiction.

Our Mission

We seek to promote all forms of interactive fiction (IF) by

    1. Increasing the visibility of IF
    2. Growing the market for short- and long-form works
    3. Supporting the development of open platforms
    4. 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.

Our Content

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

Like a public podcast, we rely on sponsorships and member support. You can also subscribe to our Patreon.

Our survival depends on you!

Our Staff

Tory Hoke bio

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.

Stewart C. Baker EIC sub-Q Magazine

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.

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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.

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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

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Editor Natalia Theodoridou
Natalia Theodoridou is a media & cultural studies scholar, a finalist for the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction, the dramaturge of Adrift Performance Makers (@adriftPM), and a Clarion West graduate (class of 2018). Natalia’s stories can be found in ClarkesworldStrange HorizonsBeneath Ceaseless Skies,  FiresideNightmare, and elsewhere. Rent-a-Vice, Natalia’s first interactive novel, is out by Choice of Games. For details, visit www.natalia-theodoridou.com or follow @natalia_theodor on Twitter.


First Reader Gail Marsella
Gail Marsella teaches chemistry at the college level and writes SF on the side.

First Reader Jeremy Gottwig
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.

First Reader Mary Berman
Mary Berman’s short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Cicada, Fireside, and elsewhere. A New Jersey native, she is currently an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Mississippi. www.mtgberman.com

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Outreach/Marketing Coordinator Brian Hong
Brian Hong was born in Los Angeles and has worked professionally in film, photography, design, programming, and many other creative ventures. During his free time, you’re likely to find Brian either writing, eating, or playing games with friends.

All positions at sub-Q are unpaid, volunteer, and at-will.

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