Strange Horizons is on the Hugo shortlist for Best Semiprozine—the sixth year in a row! We’ve been nominated eight times for a Hugo, if you count the now-defunct award for Best Website. Since we began at the turn of the millennium, we have changed staff many times, and have cycled many names on the ballot, but the composite holds true: we are committed to creative storytelling that brings the horizons closer, to discussions that bend perspectives.

This year, we share the shortlist with siblingzines we love and admire, many of whom are peopled with SH alumni. We’ve been happy to publish fiction and nonfiction by many of the nominees, including Saladin Ahmed, Liz Bourke, Frances Hardinge, N.K. Jemisin, Paul Kincaid, Alisa Krasnostein, Ann Leckie, Yoon Ha Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, Foz Meadows, Sam J. Miller, Nnedi Okorafor, Charles Payseur, Alexandra Pierce, Sarah Pinsker, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tansy Rayner Roberts, John Scalzi, Kim Stanley Robinson, K.M. Szpara, Bogi Takács, Ursula Vernon, Fran Wilde, Renay, Gary K. Wolfe, and JY Yang.

Make no mistake: this nomination is for everyone who has made Strange Horizons what it is. You have kept us funded, submitted writing to us, edited for us, voted for us, and cheered us on. Thank you so much.



Ness is a queer Baltimorean with a gaming habit and a fondness for green things. Ve works as a developmental editor, learning designer, and writer, with the occasional calligraphy commission on the side. Ve started as an articles editor at Strange Horizons in 2012.
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