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We are thrilled to announce that thanks to your generous support, we have met and surpassed our 2009 Fund Drive goal! The Fund Drive will continue to run for a little while longer, to give everyone a chance to support the magazine and qualify to win our fabulous prizes. And don't forget to check out our fund drive blog for updates and more information.
2009 Fund Drive
This fund drive has now closed! If you're looking to support Strange Horizons, please see our main donate page.
When Strange Horizons began publishing in September 2000, we were experimenting with a new vision for a speculative fiction magazine. We wanted to be a magazine that encouraged and supported new writers, a home for a new generation of science fiction and fantasy authors who showcase a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We also wanted to be a home for a new generation of readers, readers who want to step outside of the boundaries of traditional genre fiction. We wanted to provide content to our readers free of charge while still paying our contributors professional rates, and we wanted to do all of it while remaining volunteer-staffed and without being dependent on advertisers or corporate interests.
Our little experiment has been more successful than we could ever have expected. We've published exciting new material every week since September 2000, and the material in our archives includes fiction from acclaimed authors such as Elizabeth Bear, Joey Comeau, Theodora Goss, Gavin Grant, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Jay Lake, Justine Larbalestier, Sandra McDonald, Tim Pratt, Sarah Prineas, Benjamin Rosenbaum, John Scalzi, Nisi Shawl, Carrie Vaughn, Greg van Eekhout, and Jo Walton, just to name a few. Stories and poems from Strange Horizons have been reprinted in major anthologies and been shortlisted for major awards, but even after all of that success, we haven't lost our focus on encouraging new authors. We bring you many of the brightest up and coming stars in the field; this year alone, at least 10% of the stories we're publishing are their authors' very first professional publications!
As successful as we've been, we still need your help to keep our magazine going. Strange Horizons relies on donations from readers in order to stay in business. We're trying to raise $7000 in the month of August, and we're hoping that you, Dear Reader, will help us reach that goal.
Donating is easy! You can find payment options a little further down the page. Not only that, you get more for your donation than just the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that you're helping to keep Strange Horizons in business. If you donate $50 or more, we'll send you a Strange Horizons logo mug or t-shirt! For a donation of $75 or more, we'll thank you with both a mug and a t-shirt.
Do you know where your money goes, when you donate to Strange Horizons? Let's take a look.
- Your $5 donation covers our administrative overhead costs for one week.
- Your $20 donation pays for one poem or one review.
- Your $30 donation covers the cost of our web hosting for one month.
- Your $50 donation pays for one non-fiction article.
- Your $100 donation allows us to advertise in a convention program.
- Your $200 donation is equivalent to the average amount we pay for a new fiction story.
- Your $400 donation pays for an entire week's worth of material at Strange Horizons.
- Your $1000 donation would help us pay for a graphic designer for our upcoming site redesign!
But here at Strange Horizons, we appreciate donations of any amount. Everyone who donates to Strange Horizons during the month of August will be entered in a drawing to win one of our fantastic fund drive prizes. We have signed books (and book sets!) from many of our talented authors, original artwork, a personalized Tarot reading, and more. Be sure to check out the prize page.
Donating to Strange Horizons is easy!
Just click the link below to send us a donation through Network for Good, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping other nonprofit organizations with online donations.
If you'd rather donate through PayPal, click this link:
Or send a check or money order to our post office address:
Strange Horizons, Inc.
P.O. Box 1693
Dubuque, IA 52004-1693
Tax Exemption: Contributions to Strange Horizons are tax-deductible. Strange Horizons has received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.