- Strange Horizons is also the title of a collection of essays by sf historian Sam MoskowitzSam MoskowitzSam Moskowitz was an early fan and organizer of interest in science fiction and, later, a writer, critic, and historian of the field.-Biography:...
Strange Horizons is an online
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magazine. (This a term that its editors use as a blanket term covering science fiction
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, slipstream and related genres.) It also features speculative poetry
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in every issue.
It was launched in September 2000, and publishes new material (usually some combination of fiction, articles, reviews, columns, poetry, and/or art) 51 weeks of the year. The magazine was founded by writer and editor Mary Anne Mohanraj
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Mary Anne Amirthi Mohanraj is an American writer, editor, and academic of Sri Lankan birth.- Background :Mohanraj was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka but moved to the United States at the age of two and grew up in New Britain, Connecticut. She attended Miss Porter's School and the University of...
. It has a staff of approximately thirty volunteers, and is unusual among professional speculative fiction magazines in being funded entirely by donations, holding twice-annual fund drives. The Fiction Editors are Susan Marie Groppi, Jed Hartman and Karen Meisner.
Susan Marie Groppi won the World Fantasy Special Award: Non-Professional
World Fantasy Special Award: Non-Professional
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in 2010 for her work as Editor-in-Chief on Strange Horizons, and the magazine itself was nominated for a Best Website Hugo Award in 2002 and 2005 .
The short story "The House Beyond Your Sky" by Benjamin Rosenbaum, published in 2006 in the magazine, was nominated for a 2007 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. Other stories in Strange Horizons have also been nominated for the Nebula and other awards.
- Mary Anne Mohanraj, 2000–2003
- Susan Marie Groppi, 2004–2010
- Niall Harrison, 2010–present