$5,453
pledged of $13,000pledged of $13,000 goal
139
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, November 7 2018 8:50 PM UTC +00:00.

Strange HorizonsBy Strange Horizons
First created
Strange HorizonsBy Strange Horizons
First created
$5,453
pledged of $13,000pledged of $13,000 goal
139
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, November 7 2018 8:50 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 What is Strange Horizons? 

Strange Horizons is a weekly online magazine of and about speculative fiction—science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and all other flavors of imaginative fiction—and related non-fiction. Since September 2000, we have been publishing new issues every Monday, including fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, and interviews. In 2017, we published almost 1,000,000 words over 51 issues, all paid to our contributors, and all paid for by you, our supporters.

We're entirely funded by voluntary contributions. We pay all our contributors fair market rates for their work, but our (frankly enormous) volunteer editorial team does it out of love.

Why support Strange Horizons?

Because we believe that in the twenty-first century, speculative fiction must be an open, global tradition. For over fifteen years, we have showcased work that challenges us and delights us, by new and established writers from diverse backgrounds and with diverse concerns. 

Because we have a record of finding and supporting exciting new voices in SF: writers who got their start in Strange Horizons include N. K. Jemisin ("The You Train," from 2007), Justine Larbalestier ("The Cruel Brother," from 2001), Ken Liu ("The Algorithms for Love," from 2004), Nnedi Okorafor ("The Palm Tree Bandit," from 2000), John Scalzi ("Alien Animal Encounters," from 2001) and, in more recent years, G. V. Anderson ("Das Steingeschöpf", from 2016).

Because we're a multiple Hugo-shortlisted magazine (for six consecutive years!) and we've published stories that have been shortlisted for or won Hugo, Nebula, James Tiptree Jr., Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards.

What We Need

What we need to raise:

  • We need $13,000 to fund the basic running costs of the magazine for 1 year
  • At $14,500 we'll run a special issue packed with international SFF 
  • At $16,000 we'll run a special issue focused on web comics 
  • At $21,000 we'll be able to 🎉 pay our staff 🎉for the first time in our history
  • If we hit $23,000 we'll unlock the first stretch goal 
  • And at $25,000 we'll unlock the second secret goal!

What You Get

What do you get out of this?

  • If you donate $25 you get access to all of 2018's Strange Horizons ebooks 
  • If you donate $40 you get the above and digital wallpaper of our 2018 artwork for your computer/phone/device.
  • If you donate $50 you get the above and a mug, t-shirt or tote bag branded with the Strange Horizons logo
  • If you donate $75 you don't have to choose! You get a mug, t-shirt and tote, as well as all lower tier rewards.
  • If you donate $100 you get all lower tier rewards and a set of art postcards, featuring all of the art from this year.
  • If you donate $150 you get one of our special limited edition Strange Horizons lapel pins and all the $75 rewards.

More than that, for each funding milestone that we reach, we'll publish more bonus content for you to enjoy:

Other Ways You Can Help

Tweet about the fund drive! Tell everyone you know what you love about Strange Horizons and why we're worth supporting.

Ask people to read the magazine!

Risks and challenges

If we fail to fully fund the full amount of our yearly costs, and/or stretch goals for special issues we will seek alternative grant funding where appropriate.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    2018 fund drive e-book

    An e-book copy of our fund drive special issue, featuring all bonus content produced for the 2018 fund drive.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    30 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    All 2018 Strange Horizons ebooks

    Ebook copies of all Strange Horizons issues from 2018.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    54 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    Digital wallpaper

    All ebooks and digital wallpaper of our 2018 artwork for your computer/phone/device.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Mug, tshirt or tote bag

    All ebooks, digital wallpaper AND mug, t-shirt or tote bag branded with the Strange Horizons logo.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (32 left of 50) 18 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    Mug, tshirt and tote bag

    You don't have to choose! All ebooks, digital wallpaper, a mug, tshirt and tote bag branded with the Strange Horizons logo.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (42 left of 50) 8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Art postcards

    All ebooks, digital wallpaper, mug, tshirt, tote bag and a set of art postcards, featuring all of our art from 2018.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (16 left of 20) 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Lapel pins

    All ebooks, digital wallpaper, mug, tshirt, tote bag and a special, limited edition Strange Horizons lapel pin.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (18 left of 20) 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    Feedback on your work from an SH editor

    A developmental edit of up to 10,000 words of fiction or non-fiction from a Strange Horizons editor.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (10 left of 13) 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.