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Crossed Genres

Entry updated 18 February 2021. Tagged: Publication.

US Online Magazine downloadable in a variety of forms. It has been published monthly online since December 2008 by Crossed Genre Publications, Somerville, Massachusetts and was edited until November 2010 by Bart R Leib and Kay Holt, and from December 2010 by Jaym Gates and Natania Barron. A selection of material published online was assembled as two annual anthologies, Crossed Genres: Year One (anth 2010) and Year Two (anth 2010) both edited by Leib and Holt. Since January 2011 all of the material in each group of three issues has been released as Crossed Genres Quarterly, which incorporates some new material. Both magazines ceased publication at the end of 2011 due to insufficient funding, but a kickstarter campaign on the internet during 2012 brought in sufficient funds for the parent magazine to be relaunched from January 2013, paying professional rates. This incarnation ran until December 2015.

The premise of the magazine is that each issue runs several science fiction or fantasy stories based on a theme or other form of genre fiction, such as romance, western, Horror or Alternate History. The tight deadlines result in an uneven quality of some of the fiction, but it also lends itself to some surprises. Themes of particular interest include Crime in issue #4 (March 2009), Humour in #5 (April 2009), Western in #6 (May 2009), Alternate History in #9 (August 2009), LGBTQ in #12 (November 2009), Steampunk in #16 (March 2010), Eastern in #18 (May 2010), Characters of Colour in #24 (November 2010), Superheroes in #28 (March 2011) and Mystery in #29 (April 2011). [MA]


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