About

A 2016 and 2017 Hugo Award winner, 2016 Parsec Award winner, and World Fantasy Award and Locus Award finalist, Uncanny Magazine is an online Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine featuring passionate SF/F fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, provocative nonfiction, and a deep investment in the diverse SF/F culture.  Each issue contains intricate, experimental stories and poems with verve and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs, from writers of every conceivable background. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.

Co-edited by Hugo Award-winner Lynne M. Thomas and Hugo Award-nominee Michael Damian Thomas, each issue contains new and classic speculative fiction, podcasts, poetry, essays, art, and interviews. Uncanny‘s contributors range from the award-winning leading voices of the field to exciting, emerging talents. Numerous pieces from Uncanny Magazine have been awards’ finalists and have been included in Year’s Best anthologies.

How You Can Read Uncanny:

Uncanny issues are published as eBooks (mobi, pdf, epub) bimonthly on the first Tuesday of each month through all of the major online eBook stores. Every issue contains 5-6 new short stories, 1 reprinted stories, 3 poems, 4 nonfiction essays, and 2 interviews, at minimum.

Subscribers and those purchasing single issues get each issue in its entirety up front.

You can subscribe to Uncanny Magazine through Weightless Books. You can also subscribe through Amazon in order to get Uncanny Magazine sent directly to your Kindle. Subscriptions not only get you all of the content on the day of the release, they will also make it possible for Uncanny to continue past our Year Two Kickstarter.

Those reading online for free will be able to read the first half of the issue online when the eBook is released, but will have to wait a month for the second half to appear on the first Tuesday of the next month at http://uncannymagazine.com/.

We also produce a monthly podcast featuring a story, a poem, and an interview that is likewise released on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Awards:

2015 William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review– “Does Sex Make Science Fiction ‘Soft’?“, Uncanny Magazine #1, Tansy Rayner Roberts- WINNER

Spectrum 23 Award- Editorial CategoryTraveling to a Distant Day by Tran Nguyen (Uncanny Magazine #4 Cover)- WINNER GOLD AWARD

2016 BooktubeSFF Awards- Best Short Work– “Midnight Hour” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Uncanny Magazine #5)- JUDGE’S WINNER

2016 Hugo Awards- Best SemiprozineUncanny Magazineedited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky- WINNER

2016 Hugo Awards- Best Novelette– “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine #2)- WINNER

2016 Chesley Awards- Best Cover Illustration: Magazine– Traveling to a Distant Day
by Tran Nguyen (Uncanny Magazine #4 Cover)- WINNER

2016 Parsec Awards- Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology PodcastThe Uncanny Magazine PodcastWINNER 

2017 Locus Awards- Best Novelette– “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong, (Uncanny Magazine #10)- WINNER

2017 Chesley Awards- Best Cover Illustration: MagazineBubbles and Blast Off
by Galen Dara (Uncanny Magazine #10 Cover)- WINNER

2017 Rhysling Award- Best Long Poem– “Rose Child” by Theodora Goss, (Uncanny Magazine #13)- WINNER

2017 Hugo Awards- Best SemiprozineUncanny Magazineedited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky- WINNER

 

Awards Nominations:

2015 Aurora Awards- Best Poem/Song – English– “The New Ways” by Amal El-Mohtar, Uncanny Magazine #1, – Nominee

2015 Parsec Awards- Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology PodcastThe Uncanny Magazine Podcast– Finalist

2015 Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing– Previously Published Short-Form Fiction- “Planet Lion” by Catherynne M. Valente (Uncanny Magazine #4)- Finalist

2016 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award– “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine #2)- Finalist

2016 Locus Awards- Best Novelette– “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine #2)- Finalist

2016 World Fantasy Awards- Best Short Fiction– “Pockets” by Amal El-Mohtar, (Uncanny Magazine #2)- Finalist

2016 World Fantasy Awards- Best Short Fiction– “Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” by Sam J. Miller, (Uncanny Magazine #2)- Finalist

2016 World Fantasy Awards- Special Award Nonprofessional– Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny– Finalist

2016 Nebula Awards- Best Short Story– “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander, (Uncanny Magazine #13)- Finalist

2016 Nebula Awards- Best Novelette– “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong, (Uncanny Magazine #10)- Finalist

2017 John Preston Short Story Award– “Rooms Formed of Neurons and Sex” by Ferrett Steinmetz, (Uncanny Magazine #12)- Honorable Mention

2017 Hugo Awards- Best Short Story– “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander, (Uncanny Magazine #13)- Finalist

2017 Hugo Awards- Best Novelette– “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong, (Uncanny Magazine #10)- Finalist

2017 Hugo Awards- Best Editor, Short Form– Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas- Finalist

2017 Eugie Award– “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong, (Uncanny Magazine #10)- Finalist

2017 Locus Awards- Best Short Story– “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander, (Uncanny Magazine #13)- Finalist

2017 Locus Awards- Best Editor– Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas- Finalist

2017 Locus Awards- Best MagazineUncanny Magazine Finalist

2017 British Fantasy Awards- Best Magazine/PeriodicalUncanny Magazine– Finalist

2017 World Fantasy Awards- Best Short Fiction– “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander, (Uncanny Magazine #13)- Finalist

2017 World Fantasy Awards- Special Award Nonprofessional– Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny– Finalist