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Strange Horizons 2016 Fund Drive Interactive Fiction Stretch Goal
2016-09-13 · by Tory Hoke
…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 make it work. But it turns out—if you didn’t already know, that one of our art directors, Tory Hoke, runs a fantastic IF magazine called Sub-Q ,which has published writers such as Yoon Ha Lee, J. Y. Yang, E. Lily Yu, and many more. And so, if we raised US$23,000—our maximum goal this year—we’re going to bring Sub-Q in-house at Strange Horizons, to publish special issues twice per year, under a similar model to Samovar. Sub-Q will pay 9 cents per word.
This is big.
For years, Strange Horizons has solicited and published interactive fiction, including “You Are Here” by Bogi Takács. By partnering twice a year with sub-Q, SH will bring new eyeballs to interactive fiction and new voices to its magazine. We provide the technology, SH selects the fiction, and the stories appear as a Strange Horizons imprint. More details and submissions guidelines will be revealed.
This all depends, of course, on Strange Horizons reaching their final stretch goal.
Get the word out.
And start writing.
We’ve got wonderful things to do.