2016-05-03 · 10 minutes

Story: M. Darusha Wehm

There’s a way out — if you can see it.

A low-level office worker learns that there might be more opportunities for advancement than she once thought — but at what cost?

10+ min - Milli / Multiple / Sci-Fi

2016-04-12 · 5 minutes

Story: Penny Stirling

Can calcific amatonormativity be cured?

An aromantic student struggles with stone and friendship.

05+ min - Micro / All Ages / Fantasy / Text-Based

2016-03-29 · 10 minutes

Story: Hannah Powell-Smith

They would call what you did heresy.

No one knows you swallowed the power of a god, but it will break you apart.

10+ min - Milli / All Ages / Fantasy / Text-Based

2016-03-01 · 10 minutes

Story: Lisa Shininger

What ever went wrong on a Monday?

A cash-strapped lunar colonist struggles to get through another day of faceless corporate drudgery.

10+ min - Milli / All Ages / Multiple / Sci-Fi / Text-Based

 

2016-02-16 · 10 minutes

Story: Andrew Plotkin

The window is closed.

A small interactive environment.

10+ min - Milli / Multiple / Mystery / Text-Based

 

2016-02-02 · 5 minutes

Story: Aidan Doyle
Art: Aidan Doyle

Words have power.

A robot is sent to deal with an outbreak of poetry in Tokyo.

05+ min - Micro / Sci-Fi / Single / Text-Based

2016-01-05 · 15 minutes

Story: Chandler Groover
Art: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

One does not disobey the emperor.

A samurai explores a haunted shrine.

10+ min - Milli / Horror / Text-Based

2016-01-19 · 10 minutes

Story: Cat Manning
Art: Kerstin Hall

A young woman is stalked by a deadly creature intent on devouring either her body or her memories.

At the end of the world, something's coming for you.

10+ min - Milli / Multiple / Sci-Fi / Text-Based

 

2015-12-01 · 10 minutes

Story: Bruno Dias

Don’t look back.

A man heads into hell to seek out his lost lover; there he has to decide how much of himself to leave behind.

10+ min - Milli / Fantasy / Multiple / Text-Based

2015-12-08 · 15 minutes

Story: Caleb Wilson

Be a dear, lieutenant: fix me a drink.

The last two officers of a tropical colonial outpost wait for evacuation.

10+ min - Milli / Horror / Multiple / Text-Based

 

2015-12-15 · 2 minutes

Story: Dum-Dum (John Kendall)
Interactivity: sub-Q

Laugh, you miserable sinner!

Warm wishes, lowered expectations.

00+ min - Nano / All Ages / Single / Text-Based

 

2015-12-31 · 4 minutes

Story: Alice Ruth Moore

Le roi est mort. Vive, vive le roi!

Sing high the welcome to the New Year's morn!

00+ min - Nano / Single / Text-Based

News

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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Interviews

Author Interview: Natalia Theodoridou

December 8th, 2016 by

Natalia Theodoridou is the author of this week’s story, “The Tunnel.” She is a Media & Cultural Studies scholar based in the United Kingdom. Her strange stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Shimmer, and elsewhere. Occasionally, she tweets as @natalia_theodor. This interview was conducted in November 2016 via email. Kerstin Hall: “The Tunnel” is your […]

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Tutorials

Behind the Scenes Prospero sub-Q Bruno Dias

Behind the Scenes: Prospero

September 17th, 2015 by

“Prospero”, which sub-Q published earlier this week, was written using a relatively new tool called Raconteur. Raconteur is a library of tools that wraps and extends Undum, an engine for writing choice-based and cybertext interactive fiction using plain JavaScript. Raconteur supplies a toolchain and CoffeeScript-targeted API for Undum, which is meant to hugely accelerate the process […]

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