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 […]

Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume 3: An Interview with Simon Strantzas

The Weird is a notoriously nebulous mode to define. Ask ten different authors or readers to define the genre and you’re likely to get ten different responses. But this aspect of Weird fiction need not be a bad thing. In fact, one of the great things about the Year’s Best Weird Fiction series from Undertow Publications is that it leverages […]

The Age of Blight: An Interview with Kristine Ong Muslim

This week we’re featuring two stories—“Day of the Builders” and “Beautiful Curse”—from Kristine Ong Muslim’s haunting 2016 collection, Age of Blight from Unnamed Press. Muslim resides in the rural southern Philippines where she has written a total of seven books of fiction and poetry. She was co-editor this summer with Nalo Hopkinson of Lightspeed Magazine‘s special issue, People of Colo(u)r Destroy […]

Translating Strange Science Fiction: An Interview with Marian and James Womack

Marian Womack is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop (2014), and of the Creative Writing Master’s at the University of Cambridge (2016). She was born in Andalusia and writes in English and Spanish. Her fiction in English can be read in Apex, SuperSonic Mag, Weird Fiction Review, and the anthologies Spanish Women of Wonder […]

Interview: Richard A. Kirk: Weird Art, Weaveworld, and The Lost Machine

Today we’re very pleased to be kicking off a serialization of The Lost Machine, a short novel illustrated and written by Richard A. Kirk. Kirk is no stranger to weird fiction–he’s illustrated works by Clive Barker, Caitlín R. Kiernan, China Mieville, and more. With protean landscapes and chimerical creatures, Kirk’s artwork fits perfectly within the weird fiction landscape. We’re […]

Interview: Lincoln Michel: "Weird is a compliment... even if meant as an insult."

Today we’re publishing a story called “Things Left Outside” by writer Lincoln Michel. It’s one of 25 stories featured in his 2015 debut collection, Upright Beasts. Michel is the editor-in-chief of and a founding editor of Gigantic. His work has appeared in Granta, Oxford American, Unstuck, Tin House, Pushcart Prize anthology, and elsewhere. He is the co-editor of Gigantic Worlds, an anthology of science flash fiction, and […]

Interview: Marian Womack: "Beauty is complicated."

Today we’re pleased to announce that we’re publishing the original short story “Orange Dogs” by Spanish writer Marian Womack. Womack is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop, and a student in the Creative Writing Master’s at the University of Cambridge. She was born in Andalusia and has published two novels in Spanish, as well as […]