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Uncanny Magazine – New SciFi and Fantasy Publication

Uncanny Issue #1Uncanny Magazine is a new market for short fiction. As their website states: “Uncanny is an online Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine featuring passionate SF/F fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, provocative nonfiction, and a deep investment in the diverse SF/F culture. Each issue contains intricate, experimental stories and poems with verve and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs from writers from every conceivable background. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.”

I personally love the look-and-feel of the website and I am mostly excited to see Hugo Award-winner Lynne M. Thomas and Hugo Award-nominee Michael Damian Thomas at the helm of this new venture.

Three-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas is the Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, where she is responsible for popular culture special collections that include the literary papers of nearly 70 SF/F authors. She was the Editor-in-Chief (2011-2013) of the Hugo Award-nominated (2012 & 2013) Apex Magazine, an online professional prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three.

The first issue looks very promising and starts very strong, featuring new fiction by Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard, Max Gladstone, Amelia Beamer, Ken Liu, and Christopher Barzak, classic fiction by Jay Lake, essays by Sarah Kuhn, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Christopher J Garcia, plus a Worldcon Roundtable featuring Emma England, Michael Lee, Helen Montgomery, Steven H Silver, and Pablo Vazquez, poetry by Neil Gaiman, Amal El-Mohtar, and Sonya Taaffe, interviews with Maria Dahvana Headley, Deborah Stanish, Beth Meacham on Jay Lake, and Christopher Barzak.

The first issue features cover-art by Galen Dara.

I highly recommend you check it out!

Website: http://uncannymagazine.com/

First Issue: http://uncannymagazine.com/issues/uncanny-magazine-issue-one/

Enjoy!

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Iulian Ionescu