Support short science fiction & fantasy

Read this from slushmaster via mabfan. With the decline continuing in markets for short speculative fiction, the assistant editor of Realms of Fantasy is urging a subscription drive for all short science fiction, fantasy and horror magazines as a way of supporting the art form and bolstering their subscriptions.

Doing this preserves a commercial art form limited almost exclusively to the genre markets these day, the short story, something near and dear to my heart.

I have multi-year subscriptions to Analog Science Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and Fantasy & Science Fiction. I have a year-long subscription to Jim Baen’s Universe. And I buy individual issues of Intergalactic Medicine Show. I’m partial to the latter, of course, because they published my first story. But the truth is that all of the magazines publish outstanding fiction and are well worth subscribing to.

See what mabfan has to say about this, too.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.