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Strange Horizons is expanding! To our great delight, Rasha Abdulhadi has agreed to join the Fiction team as an editor. We have been extremely excited to work with Rasha, who is also executive director at Split This Rock, a community of poets dedicated to the radical application of poetry and protest.

Introduce yourself, Rasha!

Rasha is a queer Palestinian Southerner who grew up between Damascus, Syria and rural Georgia and cut their teeth organizing on the southsides of Atlanta and Chicago. They are a member of Alternate ROOTS, Southerners on New Ground, Justice for Muslims Healing Collective, and the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI). Rasha's work has appeared in Mizna, Room, Lambda Literary, and Strange Horizons, and is anthologized in Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler and Halal if You Hear Me. As a community technologist, urban farmer, and once and future beekeeper, Rasha is a geek for science both fiction and fact.

But wait, there’s more news! If you haven’t noticed, we have an intern this year for the first time ever. Rebecca Evans has been working with us for the last few months as part of her master’s degree. Now that she has obtained said degree (yay!) she’ll be joining the development team and continuing her work as an accessibility editor for SH.

We will also be announcing a new poetry editor sometime in the next few weeks.

And now, a fond farewell to the following staff members, who left the SH fam in 2019:

Web Team
Andrea Hull

Copyeditors
Elora Gatts, Keith Morrill, Tonya Bezpalko, Carey Ford Compton

First Readers
Ana Curtis, Nahal Ghanbari, Steven Huff, Juliet Kemp, Monte Lin, T. Rios, Joanna Z. Weston, Allison Mulder, Besha Grey, Ira Gladkova, Jira Boymoushakian, Liliya Benderskaya, S. A. Chandra, Sam Guay

We miss you all, and thank you for your dedication to keeping us all strange.

Want to join the team? We’ve just put out a call for a new podcast editor, and have volunteer spots for first readers and copyeditors. Take a look!



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.
Current Issue
29 Nov 2021

It is perhaps fitting, therefore, that our donor's choice special issue for 2021 is titled—simply—Friendship.
The year before this, the girls at school had called her Little Lila .
Pictures of me that day are kept in the ship’s files, sent back to Earth to be used in my captors’ eventual war crimes tribunals.
Perhaps a new urban system of star navigation is needed
This world, covered in spectral ebullience, was tied together by bows of light
Are you a good witch / or a bad witch? / as if there’s an answer earned, inscribed in bubbles reflecting an inverse crown.
When does the pursuit of pure thought, pure idealism, pure escapism become detrimental?
Wednesday: The Best of World SF, Volume 1, edited by Lavie Tidhar 
Friday: Anti-Life by Vee Tat Lam 
Issue 22 Nov 2021
Issue 15 Nov 2021
By: Madeline Grigg
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 8 Nov 2021
By: Allison Parrish
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 1 Nov 2021
By: Liam Corley
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Liam Corley
Issue 25 Oct 2021
Strange Horizons
Issue 18 Oct 2021
By: K. Ceres Wright
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 11 Oct 2021
By: Lisabelle Tay
Podcast read by: Kat Kourbeti
Issue 4 Oct 2021
By: Anthony Okpunor
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 2 Oct 2021
Podcast: Fund Drive 2021 Poetry 
By: Michael Meyerhofer
By: Wale Ayinla
Podcast read by: Michael Meyerhofer
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
29 Sep 2021
Opening to fiction submissions for the month of November!
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