Who We Are

sub-Q is an interactive magazine for interactive fiction.

Our Mission

We seek to promote all forms of interactive fiction 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 encourage work from creators of color, creators from the QUILTBAG community, and creators with disabilities. Intersectionality welcome. Internationality welcome.

Our Content

Starting August 4, sub-Q will release a work of interactive fiction every Tuesday. We publish original and reprint works of science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird tales, magic realism, and mash-ups.

We want smart, fun, and unexpected.

Our Business Model

Like a public podcast, we rely on sponsorships and member support. Our survival depends on you.

Our Staff

Tory Hoke bio

Editor-in-Chief/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.


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Interactivity Editor Devi Acharya
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Devi writes, draws, and makes games. Depending on when you catch her, she may also be spinning yarn, bookbinding, or plotting world domination.


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Editor Kerstin Hall
Kerstin hails from Cape Town, South Africa. Her short stories have appeared in speculative fiction anthologies by Short Story Day Africa and Fox&Raven. She is passionate about fantasy, science fiction and Counting Crows.


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Editor PJ Anthony
Coder. Gamer. Reader. Writer. Rocks an inscrutable poker face. Introduced to IF via Infocom’s Leather Goddesses of Phobos. Been nothing but interesting times since then. Believes through art, a world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all is possible. Tombstone Epitaph: Hey, at least I tried . . . Twitter


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Editor Nicole Delcore
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

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Slush Master Stewart Baker
Stewart is a librarian, haikuist, and spec-fic writer with web programming tendencies. He’s lived in England, South Carolina, Japan, and L.A., and now makes his home in Oregon with his wife and kids.


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


First Reader Blaize Kaye
Blaize lives in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with his wife, kid, and cat. He spends most of his free time thinking about books and computers. Blog


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