Weird Tales Magazine
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The WEIRD Tradition
WEIRD TALES has enjoyed a devoted following for many decades as the very first magazine of gothic fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. Founded in 1923, the pioneering publication introduced the world to such counter-culture icons as Cthulhu the alien monster god and Conan the Barbarian. WEIRD TALES is well known for launching the careers of great authors like H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, and Robert E. Howard — hell, Tennessee Williams made his first sale here! — not to mention legendary fantasy artists like Virgil Finlay and Margaret Brundage. The magazines influence extends through countless areas of pop culture: fiction, certainly, but also rock music, goth style, comic books, gaming even Stephen King has called WEIRD TALES a major inspiration.
The Modern Magazine
After the original magazine operation folded in 1954, there were several brief attempts to revive it — reprint anthologies in the ’60s, four new magazine issues in the ’70s, four original paperbacks in the early ’80s — before the resurrection finally achieved full-fledged afterlife under editor-publishers George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer and John Gregory Betancourt. Beginning in 1988, WEIRD TALES has published more or less continuously, albeit through a few format / frequency / ownership changes, to date. Over the past twenty years, the magazine has featured works by such modern masters as Tanith Lee, Ramsey Campbell, Thomas Ligotti, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman.
Now published by Betancourt’s Wildside Press (parent company of Prime Books and Juno Books), WEIRD TALES has undertaken to recommit itself to the magazine’s original mission — to publish brilliantly strange material that can’t be found elsewhere — even while bringing its unique aesthetics fully into the 21st century. Heading toward the 85th anniversary of WEIRD TALE'S founding, new fiction editor Ann VanderMeer (co-anthologist of Best American Fantasy) and creative director Stephen H. Segal look to introduce a new generation of writers, artists, and other storytellers who lure unwary readers into the shadowy places between dream and reality…
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