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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.
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
Natalia Theodoridou is a queer immigrant writer and editor, the winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction, and a Clarion West graduate (class of 2018). Natalia’s stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Uncanny, Nightmare, Fireside, 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.
Non-Fiction Editor Langley Hyde
Langley Hyde is a freelance proofreader in the Pacific Northwest. Her short stories have appeared in Unidentified Funny Objects 6 & 7, Terraform, Podcastle, and her debut novel, Highfell Grimoires, was named a Best Book of 2014 in SF/Fantasy/Horror by Publishers Weekly.
Non-fiction Editor Dawn Vogel
Dawn Vogel has been editing non-fiction for more years than she’d care to admit. By day, she edits reports for historians and archaeologists. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, co-edits Mad Scientist Journal, and tries to find time for writing. She is a member of Broad Universe, SFWA, and Codex Writers. Her steampunk series, Brass and Glass, is being published by Razorgirl Press. She lives in Seattle with her husband, author Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats. Visit her at http://historythatneverwas.com.
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.
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
Hal Y. Zhang has a particular fondness for games with no graphics. Her prose and poetry are at Uncanny, Strange Horizons, Fireside, and halyzhang.com. Her chapbook Hard Mother, Spider Mother, Soft Mother was published by Radix Media.
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.