We started as a print magazine with a full-color, glossy cover that was distributed through freebie tables and registration bags at conventions across the country. That lasted for three and a half years (14 issues). Rising costs for printing and postage put a quick end to that. We’ve been online ever since.
Although we are an online e-zine, we design each issue so that it can be printed from a home printer. We like to think of the internet as our distributor rather than our medium. The zine comes out quarterly (ish) and features a wide variety of fiction, reviews, fandom history and commentary, poetry, filk, and comics. A little something for everyone.
By Hugo Award definitions we are a fanzine. Nobody is compensated for their work (although we are looking into changing that). Any ads that appear in the zine are run entirely as favors to contributors and friends.
Since 2002, we’ve published fiction, poetry, and non-fiction from authors like Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mike Allen, Stephen L. Antczak, Rob Balder, Brandon & Susan Blackmoor, Alex Bledsoe, rich brown, Warren Buff, Tom Doyle, Chris Garcia, C.J. Henderson, Peter Huston, Jack Jeffers, Susan Lange, James Maxey, Ron McClung, Tee Morris, KT Pinto, Lawrence M. Schoen, James R. Stratton, Patrick Thomas, Michail Velichansky, Robert E. Waters, Bud Webster, and many more.
We’ve also been fortunate enough to work with talented artists like Alan F. Beck, Taylor N. Bielecki, Randall M. Ensley, Dan Fahs, Brad Foster, Erica Henderson, Denny E. Marshall, Julia Morgan-Scott, Mike Phillips, Robert Quill, Lynn Shipp, Bob Snare, Billy Tackett, S.C. Watson, Doug Welsh, J. Andrew World, and Frank Wu.
Starting in 2006, Nth Degree began hosting a literary-focused science fiction convention — RavenCon. RavenCon is held every April in Williamsburg, Virginia and has grown to a 1200-person event.
From the beginning this has always been a fan-driven project. Nth Degree could never exist without fandom; thank you for supporting us.