If you’d like to support us directly, we offer two options: subscriptions and citizenship. For transparency’s sake, you should know that a fee of 2.9% + $0.30 is subtracted from your pledge by Stripe, our credit card processing company. For example, we receive $0.67 from a $1 charge, $2.61 from a $3 charge, $4.55 from a $5 charge, etc. Subscriptions are also available from third parties. For details on how direct support compares to third party subscription, please see our FAQ.

Direct subscriptions allow us some flexibility in how we interact with you. As we’re just launching this site now, I don’t have many specific examples, but the tools we’re using will allow us to have supporter-only content and offers via this website or mailing lists. Aside from Patreon, our other third party partners don’t share contact information, so these future extras will be exclusive to you.

Gift options allow you to purchase a subscription on behalf of someone else. Because of how the software handles gifts, you will have to pay for a year up-front. After the subscription expires, a renewal notice will be sent to the gift recipient.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Billed monthly. Subscriptions start with the next issue. Digital editions are released on the first of the month and you will be notified by email when they are available for download.

Digital-Only

Print-Only (Why so expensive? see FAQ)

  • Print Clarkesworld (US Only) — $10/month
    Print issues typically ship mid-late month.
    Subscribe
  • Print Clarkesworld (International) — $14/month
    International print issues are shipped every two months to keep the shipping costs down.
    Subscribe

Print and Digital Combinations

  • Print and Digital Clarkesworld (US Only) — $12.99/month
    Print issues typically ship mid-late month.
    Subscribe
  • Print and Digital Clarkesworld (International) — $16.99/month
    International print issues are shipped every two months to keep the shipping costs down.
    Subscribe

Digital subscriptions to Clarkesworld and Forever are also sold on our behalf by third parties.

CITIZENSHIP

Billed monthly. If you’re happy with the online or podcast editions want to support us, but don’t want a subscription (or subscribe and want to send us a little extra), citizenship is the option for you. Clarkesworld Citizens earn virtual perks, like being listed in the Census Appendix of our annual print and digital Clarkesworld anthology.

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