The 2015 Strange Horizons Fund Drive
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Welcome to the 2015 Strange Horizons fund drive! We're aiming to raise $18,000 to run the magazine in 2016. If you're ready to donate (thank you!) you can do so through Network for Good, PayPal, or Patreon using the buttons below—you'll be entered into our prize draw however you donate, and there are various other rewards as well, including (for the first time!) Strange Horizons ebooks. If you'd like more information, read on!
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 fifteen years, we've been proud to publish work by—and in many cases, help to launch the careers of—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, 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
Our goal this year is $18,000.
Your donations this year will enable us to publish another year of Strange Horizons. That means over 30 new stories, weekly poetry and reviews, and monthly essays and interviews, all with the goal of helping to make SF a more global and inclusive tradition.
If we raise more, we'll do more—but let's get to $18,000 first.
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 fund drive special issue. For the first time, you can also sign up (via Patreon) to receive SH in ebook form—and to mark our fifteenth anniversary, we've also put together an anniversary ebook, containing some of our favourite stories.
How do you get these things?
Everyone who donates, via any route, is entered into the prize draw, featuring an array of books, artwork, and other goodies. Check out the prizes page throughout the fund drive, as we add more.
Everyone who donates at least $10 by any route (including Patreon, at any level) will also receive an eBook copy of Strange Horizons: The First Fifteen Years at the end of the fund drive. This ebook includes stories by Elizabeth Bear, Ken Liu, Carmen Maria Machado, Vandana Singh, and many others, plus a history of the magazine.
All donations, including new Patreon donations, will count towards the release of bonus content from our fund drive special issue. This year we are excited to publish stories by Roshani Chokshi, Yukimi Ogawa, and Kelly Link; poetry by Rose Lemberg, Shweta Narayan, Jane Yolen, and others; interviews with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Johanna Sinisalo; and more!
Last but not least, Patreon donors at $0.75/issue or above will have access to monthly ebooks including the full content of Strange Horizons. This is the first time we've made SH ebooks available, and currently the only way to get them—so why not check out our Patreon page?
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.
If you'd rather donate through PayPal, click this link:
If you'd like to support us through Patreon, head over to our page there:
And finally, you can send a check or money order to our post office address:
Strange Horizons, Inc.
P.O. Box 1693
Dubuque, IA 52004-1693
Important note! Your contributions to Strange Horizons are tax-deductible in the U.S. Strange Horizons has received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the U.S. 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 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.