Gateways to the Weird: An Interview with Matthew M. Bartlett

Matthew M. Bartlett is the author of The Stay-Awake Men & Other Unstable Entities, Gateways to Abomination, and other books of supernatural horror. His short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies, including Lost Signals, A Breath from the Sky, Year’s Best Weird Fiction Vol. 3, and the forthcoming Darker Companions, a tribute to Ramsey Campbell. He lives in a small brick house on a quiet, leafy […]

Psychic Rituals and Political Machinations: An Interview with Nadia Bulkin

Nadia Bulkin is a Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of short fiction.  Her stories have appeared in outlets such as Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3, Aickman’s Heirs, Walk on the Weird Side, the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows, and many more.  Her debut collection, She Said Destroy, was released by Word Horde in August, […]

Interview: Tartarus and Singing Stones with R.B. Russell

Ray (R.B.) Russell is an English author, publisher, composer, and filmmaker.  His written works include numerous short stories and novellas, the most recent of which is The Stones Are Singing.  Russell’s fiction has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and British Fantasy Award, and works such as Bloody Baudelaire and The Dark Return of […]

Interview: Weird Fiction and More at Valancourt Books

Robert Aickman is no stranger to us here at Weird Fiction Review. So when Valancourt Books published a collection of his strange tales last year called “The Late Breakfasters and Other Strange Stories,” we took note. Valancourt has been on our radar for a while, though, for not only publishing dark fiction — Gothic, horror, supernatural, and, of course, Weird — but […]

101 Weird Writers #44 — K.J. Bishop: The Anxieties of the Piñata-Corpus: Exploring Fabulism, Abjection, and Body Horror in K.J. Bishop’s “Saving the Gleeful Horse”

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. K. J. Bishop (1972 – ) is an Australian writer and artist. In 2004, her neo-Decadent […]

Interview with Kij Johnson: Dream-Quests, Updating Lovecraft, and Combating Rodents

Kij Johnson (b. 1960) is an American author of several novels and dozens of short stories of fantasy and science fiction. She received a BA from St. Olaf College, an MFA from North Carolina State University, and has taught writing at Louisiana State University and the University of Kansas, where she is associate director at The […]

Review: “A Natural History of Hell” by Jeffrey Ford

A demon is exorcised from a toe, a recovering addict takes on an ancient magus, an author is exposed to the strange totemic power of words, and a ruthless industrialist reaps what he sows during his foray into an unusual form of engineering.  These are some of the ludicrous and unsettling delights to be found in Jeffrey Ford’s […]

Uncanny Conversations: Eric Schaller and Matthew Cheney Stop by WFR

Eric Schaller and Matthew Cheney are two of the most interesting voices in weird fiction today.  Together, they co-edit The Revelator, an online magazine that has featured work from the likes of Laird Baron, Sofia Samatar, John Chu, Mikki Kendall, Jeffrey Ford, and a diverse array of other material that includes nonfiction, poetry, and comics.  This […]