Authors Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer just opened Weird Fiction Review, an online journal dedicated to “an ongoing exploration into all facets of the weird, in all of its many forms.” In August, Ann VanderMeer and her staff were cut at Weird Tales.
Weird Fiction Review launched with a Neil Gaiman interview about weird fiction, an episode of the “Reading The Weird” webcomic by Leah Thomas, a translation of Thomas Owen‘s “Kavar the Rat,” and The art of New Orleans gallery by artist Myrtle Von Damitz III. While they don’t have the same editors, the journal will maintain “a symbiotic relationship” with S.T. Joshi’s print journal, The Weird Fiction Review.
Here’s more about the site: “[It has] a kind of non-denominational approach that appreciates Lovecraft but also Kafka, Angela Carter and Clark Ashton Smith, Shirley Jackson and Fritz Leiber — along with the next generation of weird writers and international weird. The emphasis will be on nonfiction on writers and particular books, but we will also run features on weird art, music, and film, as well as occasional fiction. Angela Slatter currently serves as our managing editor, Luis Rodrigues created the site, and Larry Nolen and Paul Smith will be among the regular columnists.”