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 still working on this site, 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.
All of the options below include access to our Discord server, a place where readers and staff can hang out and chat. After you sign up for one of the below options, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to enable this feature.
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.
Billed monthly. Subscriptions start with the next issue. (December payment is for January, January is for February, etc.) Digital editions are released on the first of the month and you will be notified by email when they are available for download.
- Digital Clarkesworld (EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE, PDF) — $2.99/month
Gift Subscription (1 Year, $35.88)
- Digital Clarkesworld and Forever (EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE, PDF) — $4.98/month
Forever is Neil’s reprint-only science fiction magazine. Each issue features a novella and two stories.
Print-Only (Why so expensive? see FAQ)
- Print Clarkesworld (US Only) — $10/month
Print issues typically ship mid-late month. Your subscription starts with next month’s issue, so there may be a lag. You might even end up paying for the issue after that before the first one arrives.
- Print Clarkesworld (Canada & Europe) — $14/month
These print issues are shipped every two months to keep the shipping costs down.
- Other countries
Unfortunately, we have to suspend shipping to other countries. The service we’ve used has proven unreliable and we are left with no viable alternative for regions of the world other than those listed above. Even if we doubled the price, we’d still lose money. We haven’t given up, but cannot responsibly take on new subscribers in your countries at this time.
Print and Digital Combinations
- Print and Digital Clarkesworld (US Only) — $12.99/month
Print issues typically ship mid-late month.
- Print and Digital Clarkesworld (Canada & Europe) — $16.99/month
International print issues are shipped every two months to keep the shipping costs down.
Digital subscriptions to Clarkesworld and Forever are also sold on our behalf by third parties.
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.