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The 2014 Strange Horizons Fund Drive

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Welcome to the 2014 Strange Horizons fund drive! We're aiming to raise US$13,500 to run the magazine in 2015. If you're ready to donate (thank you!) you can do so either through Network for Good or PayPal using the buttons below and you'll be entered into our prizes draw. If you'd like more information, read on!

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:

About Strange Horizons and Fund Drives

Since its launch in 2000, 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 pay them professional rates. And we want to continue to make our content available free of charge, without being dependent on advertisers or corporate sponsorship.

We are a non-profit organization, staffed entirely by volunteers, and so a huge part of our success has been down to you, our readers. Strange Horizons relies on your donations to stay in business.

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-El­Mohtar, Carol Emshwiller, Molly Gloss, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, N. K. Jemisin, John Kessel, Ann Leckie, Ken Liu, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Meghan McCarron, David Moles, Yukimi Ogawa, 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.

This Year's Goals

Your donations this year will enable us to continue to improve Strange Horizons.

This year's fund drive target is US$13,500. That's enough to allow us to continue publishing at our current schedule, paying our current rates, for the next year. As ever, however, we want to do more! So we have an additional goal: If we raise $15,000, we'll publish an additional 18,000 words of fiction, giving us the scope to publish longer stories throughout 2015. (Anything above this target will go into a general fund enabling us to publish special issues, or to host additional events at conventions, for instance.)

Fund Drive Rewards!

So that's the goal, and it means that every donation, from $1 to $1,000, is hugely appreciated. As a thank you, we have our regular prize draw, and a special fund drive special issue.

Everyone who donates to this year's fund drive is 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 you can see the table of contents for our bonus issue on the fund drive progress page. Among other things we've got poetry by Arkady Martine, Rose Lemberg, and Emily Jiang, a last interview with Iain Banks, and stories by Alex Dally MacFarlane and Ann Leckie!

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!

How do I Donate?

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.

Donate Now Through Network for Good

If you'd 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.

Contact information shared with Strange Horizons along with your donation is confidential. We will use it to get in touch with you if you win a prize in the draw at the end of the fund drive. In addition, if you donate this year, we may send you a single reminder about the fund drive next year. If you wish to opt-out of this reminder, please use the comments box with your donation to let us know. At no time will your information be shared with anyone who is not Strange Horizons staff or sending you a prize.

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.