While previously scheduled to re-open to submissions after our customary December closure, the Strange Horizons fiction department is going to remain closed through February 1st. This is because, due to many great submissions, we have filled our publishing schedule through July—and we aren't able to buy more stories at the moment. So, rather than opening to submissions which we would then have to hold for lengthy periods of time, or rejecting stories we might otherwise love, we've decided to remain closed for another month to balance out our schedule. We're sorry about the last-minute announcement; the holidays and a minor problem delayed this post.
We hope that you'll understand our reluctance to waste writers' time, and we also hope that you'll be ready to resume sending us wonderful stuff when we reopen on the first of February. We look forward to seeing your submissions then.