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Happy new year, and welcome to the first Strange Horizons of 2011! Last year—our tenth anniversary year—was a good one for the magazine, culminating in Susan Marie Groppi's World Fantasy Award win for her work as editor-in-chief. This year, we'll be developing the magazine in a number of ways to build on that success. Since taking over from Susan a couple of months ago, I've been working on various projects, and the first of them see the light this week.

Many of you will be familiar with our blog from the updates and competitions posted there by Rachel Monte during our fund drives. As of this week, the blog becomes a permanent fixture at Strange Horizons. We'll be posting magazine news and general commentary there on an ongoing basis, giving you the opportunity to get to know a few more of the people behind the magazine. I'll also be posting a linked table of contents of each issue on a Friday, when the week's final review goes live—both to give you another way to keep up with the site, and to provide a focus for discussion of each issue. Please do drop by this week (there's a link in the sidebar, to your left), or subscribe to the RSS feed here.

We're also recruiting! Strange Horizons has always been and remains a volunteer-run organisation, and we're looking to bring in some fresh blood to join in the running of the website, management of accounts, and editing in the Articles department. Details can be found here; if you think you have the time and the skills needed, please drop us a line.

But the big changes this week are for Articles and Fiction. Articles will be appearing monthly, providing a forum for in-depth discussion of speculative fiction that will complement our reviews. We'll also be running a few article series over the course of the year, such as this month's focus on Mythpunk, curated by JoSelle Vanderhooft.

Meanwhile, Fiction will kick off two exciting changes. As of January 1, we've raised our pay rate for new stories to 7¢/word. And for a while now, we've wanted to run more reprints, to shine a light on classics or hidden gems that deserve to be better known. So this year, we'll be making a regular feature of reprinting such stories, to be chosen and introduced by a variety of guest editors.

Put that all together, and you get our new schedule: the first three issues of each month will be led by new original fiction, the fourth issue will have a feature article instead of fiction, and the fifth issue, in months with five weeks, will focus on a reprinted story. Reviews, poetry, and columns will all continue on their current weekly schedule. As 2011 continues, there'll be other changes: for starters, we're going to be expanding our roster of columnists, and look out next month for the return of our Reader's Poll. And, of course, do drop by the blog—or email me at editor@strangehorizons.com—if you want to comment on these changes or any other aspect of the magazine.




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