Moksha was created in late 2011 after editor John Joseph Adams approached programmer Matthew Kressel about using the online submissions system Kressel had created for his work publishing and editing the speculative fiction magazine Sybil’s Garage. Adams requested many features that were not in the original version, so Kressel decided to build a new system from scratch. Adams began using Moksha for his publications, including Lightspeed and Nightmare magazines, in early 2012.
Growth & Improvements
Since its inception Moksha has processed nearly a million unique manuscript submissions and processes many tens of thousands per month. We work closely with editors to continually optimize and perfect the ideal slush management tool. Moksha is continually improved and streamlined with feedback from editors and users alike. The result is a tool uniquely optimized to the work of reading and managing the slush pile.
Since 2012 Moksha has been adopted by many organizations, which include:
- The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF)
- Strange Horizons
- Lightspeed & Nightmare Magazines
- The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Uncanny Magazine
- Far Fetched Fables
- Tales to Terrify
- Nightscape Press
- Apex Book Company
- Twelfth Planet Press
- Escape Artists
- and dozens of others