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sub-Q’s New Year’s Resolutions

January 1st, 2016 by

Le roi est mort. Vive, vive le roi! sub-Q survived the year! Thanks to the kind support–financial, social, and downright emotional–of readers like you, we’ve got the traction to keep going in 2016. To ensure our survival, we’re tightening our focus, adding ways to support us, and structuring our rewards for supporters. What does this […]

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Bring Us Your Picks for Friday Finds!

November 13th, 2015 by

Are you a seeker of the strange, a finder of the fantastic, a bringer of the bizarre? There’s a long list of interactive fiction that deserves a fresh audience. If you know a title that should be on that list, we want to hear it. Friday Finds—a new review segment we’re starting this month—is going […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Parser IF

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Parser IF

November 3rd, 2015 by

You’ve heard of parser IF. You want to like parser IF. But there’s a lot of typing, and the goal isn’t always clear, and failing to land on the right verb for what you want to do can make feel kicked out of the story. It may sound bananas, but the frustration is what makes it fun. […]

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Happy Halloween, Loot Fans

October 31st, 2015 by

Ah, my sweet loot fans. Here lies the last of Halloween 2015’s set of six. If you’ve found them all, look for a little additional reward link on your loot page. More sets and more little rewards are to come. Thanks for playing. It’s awful nice to have you here.

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Searching for Horang

October 15th, 2015 by

(This post includes Korean but is mostly in English. If the English in this post looks strange, please make sure it isn’t being auto-translated by a browser plugin.) Even if you don’t Horang’s name, you know his work. His horror webtoon “Bongcheon Dong Ghost” has been stopping hearts since its release in 2011. Hardly a “scariest thing you’ve […]

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Join Our Team!

October 14th, 2015 by

The publishing industry is shrouded in secrecy and darkness, operating in unfathomable ways never to be understood by mortal minds. Perhaps you, dear reader, have yourself wondered what goes on behind the impenetrable fortress walls of “Submittable” or “Moksha.” Or why no one has responded to your lovingly prepared sacrificial offering, when indeed the Great […]

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Announcing sub-Q 1.1.0

October 14th, 2015 by

UPDATE: 2015/10/14 11:00 AM – If ever anything looks weird on the site, refresh the page with your browser! (Via F5 or “Refresh” button.) Typically I roll out small features on the sneak, but the latest stuff is significant enough to get out in the open. On sub-Q’s playable posts (our stories), find these modifications: […]

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How to Get Published in 7 Simple Steps (Even If You’re Not the Best)

October 2nd, 2015 by

  You write. You love writing. And you want your work to be read. But maybe you’re not a super A+ award-candidate kind of author. Maybe that’s not in your cards. Maybe you want to know how to get published, even if you’re not the best around. It’s possible. I’m proof. Not everyone can belt […]

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Who Owns “You Are My Sunshine”?

September 29th, 2015 by

The short answer is Peer Music. The long answer is a bit more complicated: Oliver Hood—the man who likely wrote “You Are My Sunshine,” one of the most well-known and beloved songs in the English language—never received official credit for it.     Fans of Michael Lutz’s “My Father’s Long, Long Legs” will recall that its […]

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What People are Saying about sub-Q magazine

What People Are Saying About sub-Q

September 8th, 2015 by

Thinking about submitting, but not sure if we’re right for you? Find out what people are saying about sub-Q. What We Do   Pay professional rates for prose and interactivity Package your work with cover art for maximum appeal Promote your work—past, present, and future—on Twitter and Facebook Encourage readers to applaud you—reviews? social media? monetary support?—whatever ways you […]

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The Software Behind sub-Q

August 13th, 2015 by

You may be familiar with online magazines. You may have noticed the software behind sub-Q is a little different. It seemed only right that interactive fiction should have an interactive magazine. sub-Q includes features that Facilitate interactions between readers and authors/artists/developers Keep track of these where possible Offer high-fives for them Try to make the […]

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Issue 1 Special Thanks

August 6th, 2015 by

Dear Readers, My name is Tory Hoke, and I’m a writer, illustrator, programmer, and recent convert to interactive fiction. As I’ve explained in Storycade, sub-Q Magazine was founded this summer, with the help of Devi Acharya, as the first professional publication for interactive fiction. As they say, go hard or go home. Now we’re a […]

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Are You Tenacious?

August 5th, 2015 by

Looks like a caching issue yesterday might have been keeping people from going Premium—including newsletter subscribers hoping to use try out their month of free Premium Membership. The issue has been fixed, and you deserve a little something for giving it another go. For a limited time, sign up and Go Premium, and we’ll give […]

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August Lineup Announced

July 15th, 2015 by

Our launch schedule is locked! Our August excitement is peak. Join us Tuesdays next month for Aug 4: “Snake Game” by Vajra Chandrasekera Aug 11: “Neon Haze” by Porpentine Charity Heartscape & Brenda Neotenomie Aug 18: “The Compass Rose” by Yoon Ha Lee with Peter Berman Aug 25: “Silver & Gold” by Andrea Corbin (reprint) […]

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A Barbarian at the Gate: 5 Ways to Protect Twine’s Village from the Coming Invasion

June 1st, 2015 by

(This article originally appeared at Storycade on October 7, 2014) I’m not the most curious pup in the litter. When Michael Lutz’s “My Father’s Long, Long Legs” hit MetaFilter last November and scorched my brain stem, I assumed it was the thousand-hour effort of a lone HTML5 gunman.

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