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Weird Tales wins the Hugo Award!

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Wow. We didn’t expect this. But there it is: Weird Tales was awarded its historic first-ever Hugo Award on Sunday night as thousands cheered at the 2009 World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal.

Fiction editor Ann VanderMeer and editorial & creative director Stephen H. Segal (pictured above with WT web consultant Matthew Kressel) were there to accept the award for best semiprozine, the category that honors small-press magazines with part-time staffs. Other Hugo winners that evening included Neil Gaiman (best novel, The Graveyard Book), Elizabeth Bear (best novelette, “Shoggoths in Bloom”), and Joss Whedon (best short-form dramatic presentation, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog).

From all of us at Weird Tales, we offer our deepest thanks to all those who’ve supported and participated in our work to re-energize the magazine as a leading storytelling venue. From the brilliant writers and artists who’ve crafted these pages with us, to the readers who told all their friends how much they love the magazine these days—this is YOUR award, and we’re honored to have been there to say so.

Ann talks at length about the Hugo experience with her husband Jeff VanderMeer at Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog, where you’ll also find a link to a ton of great pictures by the io9 news crew.

Nominated for a Hugo Award!

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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!

International Horror Guild

Friday, July 11th, 2008

The IHG has announced the nominees for this year’s International Horror Guild Awards. Congratulations to Weird Tales alumni Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Thomas Ligotti, S.T. Joshi, and Robert Weinberg, not to mention our other friends and colleagues who’ve been shortlisted! And hey, look — for the first time in five years, Weird Tales itself has made the list for Best Periodical…