I have a new story up at Strange Horizons, called “Peerless.”
This is a good time to say that Strange Horizons is a really excellent speculative fiction magazine–and not just because they said yes instead of no, and were super-attentive with edits and made my story better–although shouting out Jed here for exactly that.
Apart from having made my day a whole lot better, they also publish work by top-notch, accomplished writers…as well as by the little folk, like me. For instance, this issue reprints a story by Carol Emshwiller, with an intro by Gavin J. Grant. And if you leaf through their archive, you get stories by Joan Aiken, Cat Rambo, Theodore Sturgeon, N.K. Jemisin, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, M.K. Hobson, Donald Barthelme, Leslie What, Jay Lake, Cory Doctorow, Jo Walton…et cetera.*
That’s just the fiction–they publish poetry, reviews, and criticism too. And it’s all free to read. I have no idea how they do it, but I’m so delighted to have my little story nestled down in that feathery bed with all those greats. Did I mention Ben Parzybok, author of the delightful Couch, has a story in there too? I guess I just did.
In conclusion, and you can quote me: I HARTH STRANGE HORIZONS.
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* Given how the publishing industry has been showing its butt lately, I think it’s also worth noting that Strange Horizons is (and has been for a long time, looks like) a steady publisher and reviewer of work by women. In response to the VIDA count, they posted their figures here.