Now or Never for Crossed Genres MagazineNov 15th, 2013 | By Bart Leib | Category: CG Blog
In May/June 2012, CG ran a Kickstarter project to fund various projects through 2013. It was initially so successful that we were able to add, and achieve, two stretch goals: The resurrection of CG Magazine, and the funds for the magazine to pay SFWA-level professional rates.
The stretch goals paid for one year of CG Magazine – 2013. Now that year is almost over.
The response has been extremely positive. In reviewing the first new issue (January 2013), Lois Tilton of Locus called CG Magazine “one of the more promising newish zines I’ve seen lately.” We’ve been proud to release eleven high quality issues of progressive speculative fiction so far. The monthly themes have covered everything from Boundaries to Expectations to Touch. We’ve tried to publish stories set all over the world (and off), with characters often overlooked or excluded from SFF. And we’ve already given over a dozen talented new authors their first pro-rate sales.
On December 1 we’ll release issue 12. And unless we can reach funding before December 31, issue 12 will be the last issue. Obviously, this will keep Crossed Genres from becoming a SFWA qualifying market.
This is the last thing we want. But we don’t have the resources to pay for CG Magazine ourselves… in fact both of CG’s publishers are out of work. We need 600 subscriptions to cover the costs for 2014. As of now, we have fewer than 100 subscriptions which run at least through next June.
Ebook subscriptions are available for $15/year; print subscriptions are $30/year. You can subscribe with any major credit card via Square, or Paypal. You can also renew an existing subscription the same way.
We’re even offering gift subscriptions! A year of great fiction makes a great gift! =) Instructions are on the subscription page.
There are just 46 days left to 2013. Please help us keep CG Magazine going so we can continue giving voice to underrepresented groups, and to talented new authors.