Vice Magazine Just Started Publishing Science Fiction Online

Another new science fiction magazine has just joined the internet. Vice Magazine, which was already writing about science fiction via its excellent Motherboard site, has launched a SF mag called Terraform, with stories by Cory Doctorow and Bruce Sterling. But the interesting part is, they want to see more fiction go… » 11/17/14 11:25am 11/17/14 11:25am

Fund Strange Horizons, And Read Ann Leckie's Brand New Ancillary Story!

Strange Horizons magazine is having its annual fund drive. And as usual, this is an incredibly worthy cause, supporting a magazine that has published breathtaking fiction since 2000. But this year, there's an added incentive: if they reach their goal, they'll publish a brand new Ann Leckie set in the Ancillary Justice » 11/10/14 12:39pm 11/10/14 12:39pm

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of September 1 - 6

A new month means brand new magazines! And this is a great time to remind you that many of the best short stories of the month come from magazines that offer subscriptions on a monthly, semi-monthly, and quarterly basis. And your subscription helps editors pay writers, who in turn write great stories. » 9/05/14 10:40am 9/05/14 10:40am

How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring

Sexuality is one of our most basic drives, but it's also fundamental to our identities as people. Which means sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. Not to mention, stupid prejudice. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh.… » 7/15/14 1:51pm 7/15/14 1:51pm

io9 Newsstand: Best Short Stories for the Week of July 7 - 12

Summer reading — is it really a thing once you leave primary school? People seem to think it is, from all the summer reading lists that pop up around this time of year. But in between plowing through the novels in your to-read pile, don't forget to pick up or download some magazines as well. Here are the best stories… » 7/14/14 2:52pm 7/14/14 2:52pm

The Crucial Storytelling Mistake that Many Beginning Writers Make

Editor extraordinaire Ellen Datlow has read countless stories, from her tenure at Omni Magazine to her recent slew of fantastic themed anthologies. In a new interview at Papercuts, she explains the biggest mistake she sees beginning writers making: creating a situation instead of plotting a story. » 1/02/14 1:13pm 1/02/14 1:13pm