Introduction to The Divinity Student

The following is Ann VanderMeer’s introduction to The Divinity Student, originally written for the Centipede Press edition of the title and included in the Cheeky Frawg e‑book edition. Fans and readers may know that The Divinity Student was originally published in 1999 by Ann via her publishing imprint Buzzcity Press. This, then, is both a story […]

Imaginatively Weird Art: The Abandoned Village of Doel

The Village of Doel in Belgium, just south of the border with the Netherlands, has been around for centuries.  But back in the late 1990’s a decision was made to clear the town to make way for new expansion plans for the port of Antwerp.  Because of the new construction, the law states there must be land set aside […]

Weird Tales #359: Contents and Editorial

(A lovely poster designed by John Coulthart in honor of my tenure at WT) This week, in addition to a great piece on Shakespeare and The Weird by Matthew Pridham, I thought it would be good to remind readers that my last issue of Weird Tales is out, featuring a great line-up: Emily Jiang – Poetry: The Tastiest Part […]

Weird Tales is Back, Baby!

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 […]

Thanks For Your Support:’s First Two Months: Your Donations Appreciated...

(Thank you mad genius Zerfoss for our holiday card…) You may have noticed that here at, we have set a hellacious pace during our debut. Over less than two months, we have published 80-plus interviews, features, essays, short stories, novel excerpts, art, and editorials. A huge, heartfelt thank you to all of the contributors who have allowed us […]

This Week: Content, WFR#2 in Print, New Staff

Editorial doppelganger in a moment of quiet contemplation, as photographed by Alexander Binder, who has a portfolio in Weird Fiction Review, vol. 2. Welcome to the Third Week of! We’re very grateful for the immensely positive and energizing responses thus far, and we plan to build on that good will going forward. This week you’ll find an […]

When Cute & Creepy Meet in a Small Southern Town

Last month something wonderful happened in Tallahassee, Florida — an event that brought together people from all walks of life and all artistic persuasions.  Florida State University presented the Cute & Creepy Art Exhibit, guest curated by Carrie Ann Baade. The Opening Night was Friday, October 14, 2011.  Attendees were entertained by circus acrobats while the music of […]

Week One of Weird Fiction Review…and The Weird

Dear Readers: Thanks for giving us a great launch week, with thousands coming by to check out features like interviews with Neil Gaiman and Kelly Link, an original webcomic by Leah Thomas, the table of contents and first lines of our The Weird anthology, and a wealth of other material, including a translation of Thomas Owen that I had […]