We are thrilled to announce that Weird Tales has just made the Hugo Awards ballot for the first time in the magazine’s storied history! For all of us privileged to be on the team currently producing the oldest fantasy/horror/science fiction magazine of them all — the one that even predates the term “science fiction!” — it’s a proud moment.
Weird Tales is nominated in the category of “Best Semiprozine,” which more or less means “best magazine with circulation under 10,000.” We’re in sterling company, alongside the brilliant British SF magazine Interzone, the pioneering genre trade journal Locus, the terrific online zine Clarkesworld, and the ever-smart commentary of The New York Review of Science Fiction.
Specific congratulations go to Weird Tales contributors Felix Gilman, who’s nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and Peter Atwood, whose WT story “All In” is nominated for Best Short Story in the Canadian counterpart to the Hugos, the Prix Aurora Awards! (Both awards will be announced at this year’s World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal.)
Weird Tales had an amazing 85th anniversary year in 2008, and we’re honored to see it recognized by the Hugo nominators. To all the writers, artists, and fans who make up our family: thank you for being awesome.
Now don’t forget to join Worldcon (a.k.a. Anticipation 2009) and vote!