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Hello, Strange Horizons storytellers! This past year has been incredible, with the kind of work you've been sending, at a higher submissions rate than ever before. Our fiction team is now at capacity and needs time to review our current submissions trove.

Fiction submissions are now closed
Given the increased pressure on first readers and fiction editors in the lead-up to the fund drive in June, we will be closing fiction submissions, effective immediately. We will use this time to review our slush-reading workflow, reconsider our submissions window timing, and train more team members. There is no set date for reopening, as we are focusing on the team's needs at present.

Submissions for special issues
Fiction submissions for the Southeast Asian special issue will open again soon, and the process may be different from those of past specials: I will post more details as I have them. Poetry, reviews, and articles are still open and available for your SEA pitches and pieces. Submissions for the trans special are now closed. If you've already submitted for a special issue and have not received a response, don't worry: you're still being considered.

Fiction submissions are still under review
If you've already sent us your story, rest assured that we will read it with the same care as always. Please use Moksha to check on the status of your story if you have not received a response by email. Keep in mind that the average response time in Moksha is an indication that some stories may take longer.

Thank you so much for your support of Strange Horizons! We value your stories, and hope to open again soon with a better system of care for our fiction team and your submissions process.



Ness is a queer Baltimorean with a gaming habit and a fondness for green things. Work hats include developmental editing, calligraphy, writing, learning design, and community management (that history degree was extremely useful). Ve started as an articles editor at Strange Horizons in 2012, and is constantly surprised about the number of fencers on the team.
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