Our January Issue Is Here!

January 15th, 2015

Dear Readers,

Happy New Year!

Our new issue features three stories for your enjoyment: one from the Philippines, where a young woman discovers that folklore is chillingly real; one from a land plagued by mists, where an actor searches for their next role in life; and one from a future San Francisco, where a young couple tries to readjust to life on Earth after a harrowing journey in space.

I hope you enjoy the issue! Please donate if you like what we’re doing — every little bit helps!

– The Expanded Horizons Team

Our November Issue Has Arrived!

November 11th, 2014

Dear Readers,

Our November issue has arrived! This issue features fiction set in four very different places: The rocky Irish coast, a suburb in the Philippines, the Desert (even as it mysteriously appears inside your own home), and on a far off world in the remains of an ancient alien city. We have Filipino spirit healers, magic realism, a lesbian selkie romance, and a contemplation of what human (and alien) colonization of space might mean for our collective linguistic future. Come inside and enjoy!

If you like the issue and appreciate our efforts, please consider making a donation to Expanded Horizons through the PayPal button on the right.

– The Expanded Horizons Team


September 12th, 2014

Dear Readers,

My interview with Jim Harrington is up live on his blog, as part of his series of “six questions” for editors of speculative fiction magazines.

People often wonder what I look for as editor of Expanded Horizons. Now here is your chance to hear the answer! Jim Harrington describes his project thus:

“In response to a post on my personal blog, a reader suggested I publish a series of interviews in which editors ‘list, in excruciating details, all that each editor desires in his/her stories.’ Wow. What a great idea. Not only does this provide authors with specific information about what editors are looking for in the submissions they receive, it offers editors a venue for advertising their publications and getting the word out about what, in their opinion, constitutes ‘good writing.'”

Thank you, Jim, for allowing me to participate in your project!

Our July Issue Is Here!

July 4th, 2014

Dear Readers,

After a long wait, our July issue has arrived!  This issue features three new stories, one updated version of a story previously published in Expanded Horizons, and a spec fic poem. Three stories this month feature gay/lesbian/queer characters, and two of these stories take place in an alternate universe Texas. (This wasn’t planned!)

I’m also proud to announce that “They Come In Through The Walls” (Issue 35, May 2012) by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam has been translated into French and reprinted in the anthology TÉNÈBRES:


Do you have a story that debuted in Expanded Horizons and has since been translated or reprinted? Please drop me a line and let me know.  I’d love to announce your success!  (I know you’re out there.  😉 )

I hope you enjoy the issue, and ask that you please donate via Paypal if you appreciate our efforts!

– The Expanded Horizons Team

Our March Issue Is Here!

March 22nd, 2014

Dear Readers,

At last, our March issue has arrived, bringing you tales of ancient beasts, jungle spirits, and mysterious life forms from deep space! We also feature a faity-tale inspired poem and post-colonial steampunk art. Please enjoy our issue, and help support our efforts by making a small contribution at the donation button to your right. Thank you!

– The Expanded Horizons Team

Clarifications Regarding Recent Staffing Changes

December 31st, 2013

Hi everyone!

I would like to take a moment to apologize for the confusion and hurt surrounding the recent changes at Expanded Horizons.

Due to personal reasons entirely unrelated to eir work with the magazine, prezzey, our Story Consultant/Site Administrator/Website Designer/Artwork Editor, abruptly stepped down from the magazine in April of 2013. Briefly, in July, both Maria Velazquez and Jacie stepped in to help fill eir role until I had sufficiently learned WordPress and could take over all active functions of the magazine myself. I appreciate their assistance in helping to keep this magazine running smoothly.

Though Maria, Jacie and others continue to provide occasional support as needed, I currently run this magazine alone.

I was unaware until eight months after prezzey left, in December, that though prezzey had left, e still desired to be credited on the magazine’s staff page for former work here, including site design and administration. I believe there were several miscommunications between us due the circumstances of prezzey’s leaving, and we had had no communication in the intervening months. I apologize for the hurt this oversight has caused. I have no desire to take credit for anyone else’s work, and never have.

As soon as I learned of prezzey’s desires, I immediately placed prezzey’s bio back on the site, as it had appeared when e stepped down in April, and listed em as former staff.

prezzey’s bio dated from 2009, when e joined the magazine. I erred in not carefully reading the bio over again when I replaced it, and unfortunately it was not only out of date (as all our bios are, I now see), but also incorrectly described prezzey’s gender. I greatly apologize for this oversight. It has now been corrected, and, I hope, an updated bio is forthcoming. (Upon reflection, the bios should have been updated long before prezzey left the magazine.)

In conclusion, I am immensely grateful for the countless hours and late nights prezzey graciously and selflessly volunteered from 2009 to 2013 helping to make this magazine what it is today. I could not have done it without eir help. prezzey is now credited on our staff page, under former staff, for eir work in Website Design/Layout, and as Site Administrator, Story Consultant, and Artwork Editor, and e is also credited in our artwork guidelines for eir contribution there as well.

I wish all of our former staff and readers a joyous winter season, a happy new year, and warm blessings for 2014.


Our December Issue Has Arrived!

December 9th, 2013

Dear Readers,

After a long wait, our December issue has arrived, bringing with it Laotian folklore, a mermaid, human-insect transformation and a boy who swallowed Saturday — as well as original artwork inspired by a poem published here in July. Our December issue has a special emphasis on Southeast Asia, featuring three Southeast Asian writers (and artwork inspired by the work of one of them!).

We hope you enjoy the issue, and ask that you please donate via Paypal if you appreciate our efforts!

– The Expanded Horizons Team

Our July Issue Is Online!

July 21st, 2013

Dear Readers,

At last, our July issue has arrived! These tales take us across the world, from Nigeria to Southeast Asia to the United States. We hope you enjoy these three stories and a poem, all by authors of color. Please help support our efforts by making a small contribution at the donation button to your right. Thank you!

– The Expanded Horizons Team

Our April Issue is Online!

April 17th, 2013

Dear Readers,

After a long wait, our April issue is online, and topics run the gamut from an African succubus to the Filipino Bayawak! This time, all four of our contributors are authors of color – two of them are from the Philippines, one is African-American and one is a Yoruba man living in the UK. Furthermore, three of the authors we published this month are women.

Enjoy the issue and please donate via Paypal if you appreciate our efforts!

– The Expanded Horizons Team

The December Issue is Back!

March 17th, 2013

Dear Readers,

After some technical difficulties, our December issue is available again. We apologize for the inconvenience! Our next issue will probably launch in April.

– The Expanded Horizons Team