Anyway, Edmund Schubert, editor of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, pinged me to say that IGMS is putting up a number of stories for free here.
- Issue one’s free story will be “Trill and The Beanstalk” by Edmund R. Schubert;
- Issue two’s will be “Yazoo Queen” by Orson Scott Card (from his Alvin Maker series);
- Issue three’s “Xoco’s Fire” by Oliver Dale (up February 14);
- Issue four’s “Tabloid Reporter To The Stars” by Eric James Stone (also up February 14);
So there you go: an online prozine with a subscription model (like Baen's Universe) that's trying to be financially self-supporting. Interesting times, and you can check some of their fiction out for free.
Frankly, the battered SF fiction magazine market could use a success story, or two.