is putting out a call for the support of short fiction through a subscription drive. He may work for Realms of Fantasy, but his crusade is for all the great short fiction markets out there.
Aside from being the publisher of Clarkesworld Magazine, I’m a huge fan of short fiction. I read tons of it. While I ran the bookstore, I had a lot of it readily available and now that’s going away. I’m picking up a few subscriptions where I can, putting others on wishlists, and now I’m joining his cause and hoping you will too. I’ll even expand it a bit to suggest that you consider donating to any number of the free magazines out there as well. Just like their for pay brothers and sisters, they count on your support. Every little bit helps and as one of those markets, I can tell you it means a lot.
There are a lot of really good magazines out there. I’ll just toss a few names out there: Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Electric Velocipede, Shimmer, Sybil’s Garage, Weird Tales, Interzone, Black Static (the second life of The Third Alternative), Talebones, Black Gate, Baen’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy and Flytrap. That’s just a handful. I sold nearly 100 different titles in my store so I know there is something for almost everyone. Check out something new and enjoy.
Want to push your favorite? Toss it in the comments and tell us why we should subscribe or donate to that magazine.