The annual Strange Horizons fund drive is upon us, and it’s the last week!
As you may know, gentle reader, I have a soft spot for Strange Horizons, as they are the home of my story, “Items Found In a Box Belonging to Jonas Connolly.” If you read my post about why I write, that story is the first successful result of my “fuck it, let’s just play” tonal shift. I wanted to try and write an epistolary story; I was interested in steampunk; one of my BFF-in-laws and her daughter had chosen some kick-ass con- and prom-wear; and as soon as I finished it I knew where I wanted to send it. And they bought it. (There may have been car dancing; I have been a fan of SH for a long time.) And then I had a really great experience working with Jed Hartman editing it.
So if you have some money and you love speculative fiction, giving Strange Horizons some scratch is an excellent way to spend your cash. There are drawings and prizes, as well, so you might end up with something cool beyond just the knowledge that you’re helping a really great magazine publish really good stuff.