A couple of days ago, I sent a message to Interzone subscribers announcing that Interzone is becoming electronic: from Interzone #296 onwards, issues of the magazine will be released as ebooks (EPUB) and no print edition will be produced. Subscribers will receive issues by email.
It was a very difficult call to make, but I knew, after looking closely at the financial situation and talking with people wiser than me, that, once it is choice between print and frequency, there is only one way forward. Anything else is unfair to contributors and frustrating for readers.
I have put a huge amount of energy into Interzone and IZ Digital since taking over from Andy Cox, and I’m incredibly proud of the two issues I got into print. I love Interzone in print, very much, and I have plans for more IZ-related print projects in the future. First, though, the zine needs to get back on its bimonthly track.
The next issue of Interzone, IZ 296, will showcase brilliant fiction by Marie Brennan, Rachael Cupp, Alexander Glass, Jon Lasser, Sloane Leong, Hesper Leveret, and Alex Penland. There will also be a serving of Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe and non-fiction by Kelly Jennings, Alexander Glass, Val Nolan, and Aliya Whiteley. The beautiful cover art (below) is by Sloane Leong. I am looking forward to seeing it out in the world, delivered electronically, very soon.
Patreon has become a very popular place for zines, and if you would like to become a monthly patron of Interzone, you can now do just that, at our brand new, single-tier Patreon page.
I hope you enjoy reading the issues of Interzone already out in the world, and the issues yet to come, as much as I enjoy editing them. And if you have yet to sample IZ Digital, IZ’s free online sister zine, please do – it is full of even more amazing stories, reviews, interviews, and essays.
Thank you very much for reading and supporting IZ, in all its forms.
Gareth Jelley, Editor & Publisher
Interzone & IZ Digital
‘Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life.’
— Alvin Toffler