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The Strange Horizons fund drive is live, and will be going on through the month of June.

That we feel conflicted about running this drive now is an understatement. We had, through careful planning, made sure not to overlap with other magazines’ drives this summer. Delaying isn’t an option, unless we want to harm other zines in our own industry. At the same time, many of us are active participants in global uprisings, including the marches against systemic racism and police brutality in my own city of Baltimore. Many of us are experiencing financial difficulty, unemployment, just as many of you are—how could we ask for folks to help a magazine thrive when so many need basic supplies?

We can’t. If you have the means, and haven't yet donated to a cause working to end systemic injustice or aid people impacted by the novel coronavirus, please do that first.

If you have anything you can spare after this, consider:

This is our 20th year. We were founded with the idea that SFF needs to be open to new and global voices. In the year since I became EIC, we have run special issues on the speculative fiction of Nigeria, Brazil, and this fall, Mexico. We hope to be able to focus an issue on Southeast Asian writers next year. We also fund, from this drive, our sibling zine, Samovar, a translation initiative which works to expand that global scope further.

The world is in crisis, and with hope and social action, we will be remaking ourselves for the better. Speculative fiction has had a long tradition of thinking through what it means to change. How to interpret our past. What the future could hold. I have seen so many writers hoping to channel their rage and despair into creative efforts, the stories the world so desperately needs. Our editors have seen a massive increase in submissions from writers since the Covid-19 crisis, and we want to be able to read and publish that work. We have to have funding for that to happen.

Dear readers, contributors, and family, please help us continue to be a part of the global SFF community.



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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9 May 2022

The star flickered. Then, just for an instant, the flicker lasted a bit too long. Had the star disappeared, or had his tears obscured his view?
Bathroom lights dancing to the beat of the ground
I notice the lizard is again green as my daughter counts the glass stones
Podcast: 9 May Poetry 
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 9 May issue.
Issue 2 May 2022
By: Eric Wang
By: Sara S. Messenger
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Sara S. Messenger
Issue 18 Apr 2022
By: Blaize Kelly Strothers
By: Ken Haponek
Podcast read by: Blaize Kelly Strothers
Podcast read by: Ken Haponek
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
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By: Devin Miller
Art by: Alex Pernau
Podcast read by: Courtney Floyd
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28 Feb 2022
We would like stories that are joyous, horrific, hopeful, despondent, powerful and subtle. Write something that will take our breath away, make us yell and cry. Write unapologetically in your local patois and basilects in space; make references to local events and memes to your heart’s content. Write something that makes you laugh and cry. Indulge in all the hallmarks of your heritage that you find yourself yearning for in speculative literature, but know that we will not judge you based on your authenticity as a Southeast Asian. 
Issue 28 Feb 2022
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