Issue # 359 will be out in the world next week. This is my last issue as Editor-in-Chief, but not to worry. I will still be keeping a hand in. (Or should I say tentacle?)
I am happy that I have Stephen Segal alongside me for this last issue as Art Director and Paula handling the non-fiction. And I am especially happy that we have this most amazing cover, something Stephen and I have been dreaming about for a few years. I think I might be in love with this metal man.
I am very proud to present fiction from old favorites like Stephen Graham Jones, Joel Lane and Conrad Williams alongside newcomers Tamsyn Muir, Tom Underberg, Leena Likitalo and Evan J. Peterson. Some wonderful poetry from Emily Jiang and Keith Schaffner. Also I am thrilled to have great interviews with writer Laird Barron and artist Richard Kirk as well as cool articles on weird music and, of course, H.P. Lovecraft.
Keep an eye out for this issue and many more. I will be staying on as a contributing editor, selecting one story per issue and perhaps even having a hand in the soon-to-be re-launched new website. And speaking of websites, weirdfictionreview.com and Weird Tales will be close friends in the future, with plans for cross-promotion and other good stuff.
Looking forward to keeping it weird….