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And the 2016 fund drive total is ..., by Niall Harrison (10/18/16)
  $19,752! That's from 453 donors, or, including Patreon supporters from the first year, 678 -- which is a new record for the number of people involved in a fund drive. Thank you all! What it means is: Strange Horizons...
Fund drive: all over!, by Niall Harrison (10/17/16)
That's it! We're done for the year. A thousand thank-yous to everyone who's donated. Hopefully I am now awake again and will be along shortly to tell you how much we've actually raised....
Fund drive: 2 hours to go!, by Niall Harrison (10/17/16)
Hello, people for whom this is a civilized time to be awake! As you may recall from previous posts, since I'm in the UK, I'm in bed. (I hope.) I write to you from the past, hoping that the future...
Fund drive: 4 hours to go!, by Niall Harrison (10/17/16)
We're really down to the business end of things now. You've got just four hours left to donate and be entered into our prize draw. Four hours to make sure you get an ebook of our fund drive special. Four...
Fund drive: 6 hours to go!, by Niall Harrison (10/17/16)
At least, it's six hours if I've done my scheduling right; remember, as explained in the post before this one, I'm asleep. This time I thought I'd pop up and remind you that if you donate, you'll get an ebook...
Fund drive total: $??,???, by Niall Harrison (10/17/16)
We now reach the slightly comical portion of the fund drive in which, due to time zones, I am scheduling posts to remind you to donate even while I am asleep. So I can't give you an update on where...
$18,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/17/16)
Today, so far, has been an excellent day. A little while ago we applied to SF3, the Society for the Furtherance & Study of Fantasy & Science Fiction (a nonprofit that administers Wiscon, among other projects) for a grant to...
$16,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/17/16)
We've reached our first stretch goal! We've passed $16,000, so as of January 2017 our payment for reviews will be going up from $30 to $40. Thank you to everyone who's donated so far! What's next? Well, as of a...
$15,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/15/16)
  2017 goal reached! So we'll be publishing another twelve months of Strange Horizons: stories, poems, reviews, articles, podcasts, art, and all. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated this year -- we really don't take anything for...
300 patrons!, by Niall Harrison (10/14/16)
Our fund drive special is complete! We've reached 300 patrons (actually a few extra, at the time of writing), and as a result have published Lawrence Schimel's translation of "Terpsichore",  by Argentinian writer Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría.  But not...
$11,500 and $13,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/12/16)
Sometimes the final week goes so fast that we can't keep up. Especially when my day-job takes me on a day-trip to Paris ... but I digress. What I mean to say is: we have not one but two more...
Endorsements, by Niall Harrison (10/10/16)
One week of fund drive to go! $6,000 to raise! (And more than that if we want to add translations and interactive fiction). Why should you donate? Let the good people of Twitter tell you why. SH are an institution...
$9,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/10/16)
We've reached our next fund drive milestone! $9,000 raised means our next bonus content has been published, an extensive round-table discussion of Escape and The Island of Lost Girls by Manjula Padmanabhan, with contributions by Hena Mehta, Samira Nadkarni, and...
$7,500!, by Niall Harrison (10/03/16)
This one feels like a particularly significant milestone: with (at the time of post) exactly 14 days, 9 hours, 48 minutes, and 31 seconds left to go in the fund drive, we've reached $7,500, which is 50% of the funding...