Brenda Cooper

Celebrating Strange Horizons

Strange Horizons is ten years old.  I’m on my way from Seattle, WA  to Bend, OR  today, and stopping by Portland, OR to do a reading to celebrate Strange Horizons’ anniversary.  Strange Horizons was one of our first electronic genre magazines, and I’m pretty sure it was the first to make it this long with a robust readership while paying professional rates. I had a story come out there in 2004, The War of the Flowers, and a poem last year (The Multiple Universe Poems).

Strange Horizons was a leader in our journey to the world we find ourselves in today.  A world with more short fiction markets than ever, with podcasts like StarShip Sofa and online magazines like Clarkesworld winning hugos.   Take a look at just one year’s worth of awards for Strange Horizons and the stories they pick, and you’ll see why they’ve been here for so long.  They do an excellent job.  They’ve struggled.  They’ve raised volunteer armies.  Every year they work to raise cash (I went and gave them a little today – you might consider doing that if you have even a few dollars to spare).

Join me, Ken Brady, Tina Connolly, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jennifer Linnaea, and Tamela Viglione

2:00 PM
5347 NE SANDY BLVD.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH