World Fantasy Convention, Weird Fiction, and Vikings!

I’m leaving tonight (TONIGHT!!!) for the UK, and while I’m there I’ll be making a couple of appearances. First, and so excitedly, there’s the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton. I had such a blast last year at the WFC in Toronto, I’m so looking forward to this year’s convention, which is on from October 31…… Continue reading World Fantasy Convention, Weird Fiction, and Vikings!

Sneak Peek Review of THE DARK, Issue One

Advance copies of the inaugural issue of The Dark (edited by Jack Fisher and Sean Wallace) have gone out into the wild, and the first review has appeared this morning on the interwebs. Huzzah! AJ Sikes has written a detailed and incredibly favourable review of the four stories in this issue: ‘The Carpet’ by Nnedi…… Continue reading Sneak Peek Review of THE DARK, Issue One

Shadows Edge

Look what just arrived in the post! My contributor copy of Shadows Edge, which includes a ToC of most excellent writers of weird and/or horrific tales: Prologue: The Nineteenth Step Echoland by Joel Lane The Penury by Michael Cisco Tinder Row by Richard Gavin The Falling Dark by Daniel Mills The Old Church by Gary…… Continue reading Shadows Edge

Tuesday Therapy: Writing Out Loud

For this week’s Tuesday Therapy, Allyson Bird muses about feelings of isolation, censorship, and writing as a vehicle for exploring and understanding the world around us. Allyson’s collection, Bull Running for Girls, won the British Fantasy Society Award for Best Collection 2009. Isis Unbound, her debut novel, has been nominated for the 2011 Stoker award for…… Continue reading Tuesday Therapy: Writing Out Loud

Where Do You Get Your Weird? Your Non-Denominational Source for The Weird launched today, a website devoted to The Weird and created by Luis Rodrigues. The project is the brainchild of editing-writing team Ann & Jeff VanderMeer. Hugo Award-winner Ann VanderMeer until recently edited Weird Tales Magazine and has co-edited several anthologies with her husband. Jeff’s last novel,…… Continue reading Where Do You Get Your Weird?