I love Strange Horizons. And, yes, I would marry it. The online web zine consistently publishes diverse and exciting speculative fiction and manages to pay professional rates to writers. Years ago, when I first started submitting my stories, Strange Horizons was my dream publication. Two acceptances later (“The First Time We Met” and “Finisterre”), after getting to work with super talented editor Karen Meisner, it’s still my dream publication. This is where I first read fiction by Christopher Barzak, Kameron Hurley, Genevieve Valentine, Jay Lake, and Haddyr Copley-Woods.
For over a decade, Strange Horizons has pursued a number of goals: to encourage and support new writers of speculative fiction from diverse backgrounds; to provide a home for readers looking for fiction that expands the possibilities of sf, and discussions of the same; and to offer content free of change while still paying contributors professional rates, without being dependent on advertisers or corporate interests
Right now, SH is doing their annual fund drive. I know times are tough for some of you, but even a $5 donation would help to keep SH running, able to pay its authors and artists, while keeping its content free for readers.