Help Kickstart Uncanny Magazine

My pals Lynne and Michael Damian Thomas (3-time Hugo winner and 3-time Hugo nominee, respectively), are hoping to start a new science fiction and fantasy magazine and are also hoping you’ll help them kickstart this ambition. They’re here to tell you about their plans, in the hope you’ll like what they have planned.

Also, consider this my official endorsement of the magazine. I’ve known Lynne and Michael for years and have every confidence they will make a fantastic magazine that you’ll want to read. And I’ve put my own money where my mouth is, as I was either the first or second person to back this Kickstarter. It’ll be good. Go ahead and kick in.

Lynne and Michael Damian Thomas:

Hi, we’re Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas. We are Hugo winning and nominated editors who have spent the past several years creating and sharing work that gets us excited. Whether it’s sharing true, personal stories of how the community that loves Doctor Who changes lives in Chicks Dig Time Lords and Queers Dig Time Lords , publishing haunting, lyrical, and devastating stories in Apex Magazine, or throwing a massive, Kickstarter-funded science fictional party through Glitter & Mayhem‘s stories of the dark side of night life and roller derby (what’s more awesome than aliens and roller derby?), we’ve done our best to bring you stories and images that stay with you, because they feel like they were made for you.

We’re taking our experiences and using them to create a new online magazine, funded via Kickstarter.  We’re calling it Uncanny, because we want to produce a sensational magazine that feels like you’ve been here before, in the best way possible. Uncanny will have stories, prose, poetry and cover art that stays with you after you’ve read the issue. Contributors for year one will include Charlie Jane Anders, Paul Cornell, Galen Dara, Julie Dillon, Neil Gaiman, Jim C. Hines, Kameron Hurley, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Liu, Scott Lynch, Sofia Samatar, Rachel Swirsky, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more. We will also have open submissions in search of new work.

These kinds of stories feel as rare as unicorns. Getting to share them with our readers is awesome like a space unicorn (hence our mascot).

We hope that you will support Uncanny.  Because space unicorns are for everyone.

7 Comments on “Help Kickstart Uncanny Magazine”

  1. Mary Robinette Kowal – Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY (Tor 2010) & won the 2008 Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She is also a professional puppeteer.
    Mary Robinette Kowal

    This is going to be an amazing magazine.

  2. Maria Dahvana Headley – MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY is a New York Times-Bestselling author and editor, most recently of the young adult fantasy novels AERIE and MAGONIA (HarperCollins), the dark fantasy/alt-history novel QUEEN OF KINGS (Dutton), and the internationally bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF YES (Hyperion). With Neil Gaiman, she is the #1 New York Times-bestselling editor of the anthology UNNATURAL CREATURES (HarperChildrens), benefitting 826DC. With Kat Howard, she is the author of the novella THE END OF THE SENTENCE (Subterranean Press) - one of NPR's Best Books of 2014. Upcoming are THE MERE WIFE (2018), a contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, and a short story collection from same, among other projects. Her World Fantasy Award, Nebula, & Shirley Jackson Award-nominated short fiction has been anthologized in many years bests, and appeared (or will soon appear) in Lightspeed, Uncanny, Nightmare,, Shimmer, Apex, Clarkesworld, The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Subterranean Online, The Toast, as well as What the $%@ is That?, an thus far untitled anthology based on Dave McKean's art, Wastelands 2, Glitter & Mayhem, Jurassic London's The Lowest Heaven, and The Book of the Dead. Her essays have been published and covered in places ranging from The New York Times to Harvard's Nieman Storyboard, and range from creative nonfiction to analysis of topics such as the ethics of writing about a vulnerable subject, inequitable gender representation in mainstream media , and sexual harassment in geek culture. She grew up in rural Idaho on a survivalist sled-dog ranch, and now lives in Brooklyn in an apartment shared with a seven-foot-long stuffed crocodile, and a heap of French anatomical charts from the 1950's. Her work has been supported by The MacDowell Colony, and Arte Studio Ginestrelle, among other fantastic organizations.
    Maria Dahvana Headley

    Yip! I signed on to write something in Year 1 – but mostly I’m excited to see what everyone else is going to write! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing the news about this. I am so far behind in my reading already, that the last thing I need is another new SF/F magazine. But I WANT it, so I just supported it.

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