Awesome SFF online magazine Strange Horizons is doing its annual fund drive — SH is a non-profit and is entirely volunteer-run, so it depends on fundraising to keep going. This is a post to say two things:
- Please go donate if you can! There are lots of awesome prizes, including Strange Horizons: The First Fifteen Years, its 15th anniversary ebook! (Which all donors at the $10+ level and above get, as well as all Patreon patrons) My poem Seeds, my first publication, is included in the ebook! (EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ♥)
SH absolutely deserves support; it’s a venue that publishes stunning stories and poems, as well as really good thoughtful non-fiction pieces; it’s one of the most welcoming venues to first-time writers and newcomers to the field; its archives are this brilliant wealth of diverse perspective and experimentation with form; and– look, I went through the archives, just did a quick ten-minute browse, and already saw so many amazing pieces. The consistency of quality and interestingness is one of SH’s great strengths.
Some of the things I found in just those ten minutes, just as a sampler (not going to do descriptions because I’m really low on energy right now, but they are all wonderful pieces):
- The Wives of Azhar by Roshani Chokshi
- Hundred-Eye by Yukimi Ogawa
- Glaciers Made You by Gabby Reed
- City of Salt by Arkady Martine
- The Truth About Owls by Amal el-Mohtar
- Nkásht íí by Darcie Little Badger
- Santos de Sampaguitas by Alyssa Wong
- The Great Detective by Sarah Brooks
- Never the Same by Polenth Blake
- Resurrection Points by Usman T. Malik
- Witch, Beast, Saint: an Erotic Fairy Tale by C.S.E. Cooney
…I could go on! (In fact, as I was writing this up, I saw several more stories further down on the screen that I wanted to rec, but you know, I only planned to list five at first and now I’m up to eleven…) But see, see? In sum, SH is a really awesome place and let’s help it get to its goal please if we can — and also those stories are awesome, go check them out!