A Thousand Thanks for Five Years of sub-Q

June 9th, 2020 by

As Stewart has explained, sub-Q is going on indefinite hiatus after our August 2020 issue. I hope the magazine can return in the not-too-distant future, and I hope it can find the same world of readers, creators, and supporters it was fortunate enough to find the first time. In the meantime, there are so many […]


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A Second Changing of the Guard: Welcome Editor-In-Chief Kerstin Hall

October 20th, 2017 by

Hello, sub-Q readers. While transitions continue at sub-Q, our whole staff remains committed to regularly publishing and promoting interactive fiction. That’s why I hope you will join me in welcoming Kerstin Hall as sub-Q’s new editor-in-chief. Kerstin joined sub-Q in its first few months and, as fiction editor and interviewer, has been vital to its success. Her talent, commitment, […]


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Changing of the Guard: Welcome new Editor-In-Chief Devi Acharya

August 7th, 2017 by

Hello, sub-Q readers. I hope you are all well and having a peaceful and productive summer. As sub-Q Magazine enters its third year, I’ve taken a job that has left me without the discretionary time it takes to keep submissions flowing and new stories publishing. That’s why I hope you will join me in welcoming Devi […]


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Welcome New Staff: Editor Nicole Delcore, First Readers Gail Marsella and Blaize Kaye

October 18th, 2016 by

I’m delighted to welcome aboard our new editor, Nicole Delcore, and our new first readers, Gail Marsella and Blaize Kaye. Nicole is a student and poet pursuing a degree in English at Tufts University. Her interests include playgrounds, dogs, and dyeing her hair unnatural colors. She joined sub-Q a year ago as a first reader, and I’m grateful for her […]


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Strange Horizons fund drive 2016 mug

Strange Horizons 2016 Fund Drive Interactive Fiction Stretch Goal

September 13th, 2016 by

…and they’re partnering with us to do it! From Strange Horizons‘ 2016 fund drive announcement, courtesy Editor-In-Chief Niall Harrison: The second area we’re hoping you will help us to expand into is interactive fiction. As with translations, this is an area we’ve been open to, without really necessarily having the in-house skills or experience to […]


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Cover Before the Storm Hits by JY Yang

Before the Storm Hits

August 30th, 2016
Story by JY Yang
Interactivity by sub-Q

It's the end of the world, and you have a to-do list for leaving the planet.
E. Lily Yu The Tower and the Toucan

The Tower and the Toucan

May 31st, 2016
Story by E. Lily Yu

A perfectly ordinary day.
Space Under the Window Andrew Plotkin cover sub-Q

The Space Under the Window

February 16th, 2016
Story by Andrew Plotkin

The window is closed.
Kotodama by Aidan Doyle sub-Q Twine 2


February 2nd, 2016
Story by Aidan Doyle
Art by Aidan Doyle

Words have power.
What Fuwa Bansaku Found by Chandler Groover

What Fuwa Bansaku Found

January 5th, 2016
Story by Chandler Groover
Art by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

One does not disobey the emperor.

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