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Vote and Help Make A Science Fiction Magazine Showcasing Underrepresented Cultures

I don’t normally make two posts in the same day but John Klima, editor of the Hugo award-winning magazine Electric Velocipede, just sent me this email:

I’m trying to earn money in a Pepsi Refresh grant to start a magazine to
showcase underrepresented cultures in science fiction. The link is here:

Basically, Pepsi awards various grants every month. In the $25K division which Klima is applying for, Pepsi awards 10 such grants. He’s going to use this money to create a quarterly magazine (for one year) that features underrepresented cultures. All you need to do is vote and make sure Klima is in one of the top ten spots (his current ranking at this time is #234). You can vote by signing up with Pepsi or just use your Facebook account (which I did). #234 to #10 seems like a longshot but we have to start from somewhere, and all it’s asking of you is to register and vote.


March 12, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. I notified a few people in the romanian sff community, thanks!

    Comment by rreugen | March 12, 2010

  2. I voted for John Klima’s idea, but it looks like he has some stiff competition. He needs a sexier pitch. I don’t think I would have mentioned Science Fiction, but phrased it something like “Create English language magazine called The Other Earth to promote ideas about the future from people who don’t speak English.”

    Comment by jameswharris | March 13, 2010

  3. This is a great idea (and I did vote for it), but we shouldn’t forget other current sf/f magazines who are already doing this:

    Expanded Horizons
    Verbe Noire

    Comment by Ay-leen the Peacemaker | March 14, 2010

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