We’re in the middle of yet another heat wave and things are heating up at Weird Tales as well. Our latest issue #358 (which I fondly call the Weird Tales Goes to Hell issue and therefore appropriate for this weather) is finally out in the world and subscribers are receiving their copies. Contributors will receive theirs soon as I expect a shipment to arrive this coming week. I’ll mail them out as soon as possible.
It’s been a very busy summer here in Weird-land. I just got back from a short mini-tour plus a week of teaching at Shared Worlds (the teen writing camp). The students are all fans of Weird Tales (naturally) and just might be the next generation of weird writers! Jeff and I also had a few book events to celebrate The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities. Putting the final touches on The Weird anthology (more news on that later), which will be released in October. And on Sunday, August 21 we’re planning a big Cabinet/Steampunk/Weird extravaganza here in Tallahassee with guest artist Carrie Ann Baade. So if you live in or near Tallahassee, please come join in the festivities! (Ray’s Steel City downstairs from 4-7pm).
No one should be surprised that we’re behind in our reading. So very sorry about that. This is one of the reasons we allow simultaneous submissions. We want to make sure that each story is given the attention it deserves and be fair to the writers. Sometimes this means you might wait longer than 8 weeks…we just had no idea the number of stories submitted would be so high. Thanks so much for your continued patience.
And speaking of submissions, we’re closing on September 1, 2011 to avoid an overstock situation (but will re-open January 1). So please get your submissions in before then. The portal will close on that day.
Thanks for keeping it Weird!