Strange Horizons


Strange Horizons is an online speculative fiction magazine. It also features speculative poetry and nonfiction in every issue, including reviews, essays, interviews, and roundtables.

Strange Horizons
Editor-in-chiefVanessa Rose Phin
Former editorsJane Crowley
Kate Dollarhyde
Niall Harrison
Susan Marie Groppi
Mary Anne Mohanraj
CategoriesSpeculative fiction
FounderMary Anne Mohanraj
First issueSeptember 2000 (2000-09)
Based inUtah

History and profileEdit

It was launched in September 2000, and publishes new material (fiction, articles, reviews, poetry, and/or art) 51 weeks of the year, with an emphasis on "new, underrepresented, and global voices."[1] The magazine was founded by writer and editor Mary Anne Mohanraj.[2] It has a staff of approximately sixty volunteers, and is unusual among professional speculative fiction magazines in being funded entirely by donations, holding annual fund drives.


Susan Marie Groppi won the World Fantasy Special Award: Non-Professional in 2010 for her work as Editor-in-Chief on Strange Horizons.[3] The magazine itself was a finalist for the Best Website Hugo Award in 2002[4] and 2005,[5] and for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine every year from 2013 through 2021.

The short story "The House Beyond Your Sky" by Benjamin Rosenbaum, published in 2006[6] in the magazine, was nominated for a 2007 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.[7] "Selkie Stories Are For Losers" by Sofia Samatar was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 2014. Other stories in Strange Horizons have been nominated for the Nebula and other awards.[8] Three stories published in Strange Horizons have won the Theodore Sturgeon Award.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Phin, Vanessa Rose (March 20, 2019). "Fond Farewells". Strange Horizons.
  2. ^ Walter, Damien (June 13, 2014). "A digital renaissance for the science fiction short story". The Guardian.
  3. ^ Locus Publications (October 31, 2010). "World Fantasy Awards Winners". Locus Online News. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "2002 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. September 2, 2002. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "2005 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  6. ^ Elena, Lara. "Strange Horizons Fiction: The House Beyond Your Sky, by Benjamin Rosenbaum, illustration by Vladimir Vitkovsky". Strange Horizons. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  7. ^ "2007 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "Strange Horizons Awards". Strange Horizons. July 9, 2012. Archived from the original on January 3, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  9. ^ Harrison, Niall (April 3, 2017). "Moving On". Strange Horizons. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Glyer, Mike (3 April 2017). "Strange Horizons Announces New Editors-in-Chief". File 770. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  11. ^ Phin, Vanessa Rose (March 20, 2019). "Fond Farewells". Strange Horizons. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  12. ^ Strange Horizons Masthead:

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