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The 2013 Strange Horizons Fund Drive

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Welcome to the 2013 Strange Horizons fund drive!

Since its beginning, Strange Horizons has pursued a number of goals. We want to publish great stories and poems that expand the possibilities of speculative fiction; we want to provide a space for in-depth discussions that help us to understand and extend those possibilities. We want to encourage and support new writers of SF from diverse backgrounds. And we want to continue to make our content available free of charge while paying contributors professional rates, without being dependent on advertisers or corporate sponsorship.

We are a non-profit organization, staffed entirely by volunteers, which helps with that last part. But a huge part of our success has been down to you, our readers. Strange Horizons relies on your donations to stay in business—so each year, we hold a fund drive.

In our thirteen years, we've been proud to publish work by such writers as Saladin Ahmed, Eleanor Arnason, Charlie Jane Anders, Christopher Barzak, Matthew Cheney, John Clute, L. Timmel Duchamp, Hal Duncan, Amal El-Mohtar, Carol Emshwiller, Molly Gloss, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, N. K. Jemisin, John Kessel, Ken Liu, Meghan McCarron, David Moles, Yukimi Ogawa, Tim Pratt, Adam Roberts, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Sofia Samatar, John Scalzi, Nisi Shawl, Lewis Shiner, Vandana Singh, Karin Tidbeck, Genevieve Valentine, Jo Walton, Jane Yolen, and too many others to list.

Your donations this year will enable us to continue to improve Strange Horizons. Every donation, from $1 to $1,000, is hugely appreciated. As a thank you, we've put together some bonus content to be published as we hit certain fund-raising milestones—and of course we have our regular prize draw, into which all donors will be entered. For details, read on!

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.

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If you would rather donate through PayPal, click this link:

And you can send a check or money order to our post office address:

Strange Horizons, Inc.
P.O. Box 1693
Dubuque, IA 52004-1693

Note: contributions to Strange Horizons are tax-deductible in the US. Strange Horizons has received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the US Internal Revenue Service.

This Year's Goals

This year's fund drive target is US$11,000. That's enough to allow us to continue publishing at our current schedule, paying our current rates, for the next year. As ever, though, we want to do more! So these are this year's additional goals:

  • If we raise $12,000, we'll add new readers to our monthly poetry podcast, to better represent the range of voices we're publishing.
  • If we raise $13,000, we'll add artwork for one story each month, starting January 2014.

(Anything above these targets will go towards more general improvement of the magazine—enabling us to publish more long stories, and to host more events at conventions, for instance.)

Fund Drive Rewards

As usual, every fund drive donor will be entered into our prize draw, featuring an array of books, artwork and other goodies—be sure to check out the prizes page throughout the fund drive, as we add more.

And we've put together a fund drive special issue of the magazine, with extra content to be published as we reach big round numbers. We've got new stories by Nisi Shawl and Rose Lemberg, poems by Dominik Parisien and Bryan Thao Worra, essays, reviews, and an interview with Helen Oyeyemi. Check out the fund drive issue page for full details.

How Can I Spread the Word?

Another way of supporting the fund drive is to tell people about it! We appreciate every article and every mention on social media. If you'd like to blog about the fund drive, you can now embed our progress rocket in your page, to keep up with how the fund drive is going and make it easy for your readers to donate. If you'd like to speak to any of the magazine staff for an interview or feature, drop us a line. And thank you!

A Final Note

Although it's a repeat, really: thank you. Strange Horizons would not exist without your donations. With them, we hope it will be around for many years to come.