The mission of Expanded Horizons is to increase diversity in speculative fiction and to create a venue for the authentic expression of under-represented voices in the genre. We do not publish material which does not fit with and further the mission of our magazine.
Our specific objectives include (but are not limited to):
Increasing the number of authentically portrayed people of color in speculative fiction
Increasing authentic ethnic diversity in speculative fiction
Increasing the number of women authors in speculative fiction
Increasing the number of authentically portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and asexual people in speculative fiction
Increasing the number of authentically portrayed transgender, transsexual, intersex and genderqueer/fluid people in speculative fiction
Increasing the number of authentically portrayed people with disabilities in speculative fiction
Publishing essays on speculative fiction and fandom which relate closely to the challenges and importance of diversifying the field
Creating a venue so that under-represented minorities who tend to be represented unrealistically or negatively in most speculative fiction may speak out in their own voice
We are expressly welcoming of submissions from esoteric minorities, including Otherkin in the broadest and most inclusive definition of the term, Vampyres, and people with rare, energetic sensitivities and awarenesses.
This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.
There are 8 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
18 min | 139.16 mean avg | 90 median | 328 max days
37.50%(100.00% of rejections are personal)
3 pending responses (25 min | 98 mean avg | 129 median | 140 max days waiting) Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data. We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.