Uncanny Mini Interview with the Space Unicorn Submissions Editors!

We have an amazing team here at Uncanny Magazine. We receive thousands of submissions per year. Our wonderful Submissions Editors are the first readers of all of these stories. We thought it would be fun to ask them about their work here since a deluge of submissions will be heading their way as soon as the Uncanny […]

Uncanny Mini Interview with Year Two Contributor Alyssa Wong!

Alyssa Wong is a 2013 graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Black Static, and Tor.com. Her story “The Fisher Queen” was nominated for the Nebula, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards. Her poem “For the Gardener’s Daughter” appears in Uncanny Magazine #4. […]

Uncanny Mini Interview with Year Two Contributor Mary Robinette Kowal!

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Her stories appear in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and […]

Writing the Margins from the Centre and Other Moral Geometries by Amal El-Mohtar

(This is mirrored from Amal El-Mohtar’s Blog) This blog post is written in fulfillment of a Kickstarter reward claimed during Uncanny Magazine‘s Year One Kickstarter (with apologies for the delay, as the Year Two Kickstarter is presently underway, about which more later!) I was asked to write about the following: How can writers represent people on the margins in their stories? […]


The Uncanny Cabin- A Review by Anne M. Gibson

On April 24, 2015, I piled into a minivan with some writers, some editors,  a few coolers of food, and heavens knows how many pens, notepads, books, and computers. We drove into the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania that beautiful spring morning. This trip was part of my “rewards” for backing the Uncanny Magazine Year One […]


The Uncanny Magazine Podcast Is a 2015 Parsec Award Finalist

Great news, Space Unicorns! The Uncanny Magazine Podcast is a Finalist for a 2015 Parsec Award in the Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast category! Congratulations to all of the finalists. We especially want to thank our phenomenal podcast staff: Producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Readers Amal El-Mohtar and C. S. E. Cooney (Plus […]


Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter is LIVE!

Space Unicorns! We need your help! Uncanny Magazine Year Two: The Return of the Space Unicorn! The Kickstarter is LIVE! Last year, three-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas & three-time Hugo Award finalist Michael Damian Thomas ran the Uncanny Magazine Year One Kickstarter. We promised to bring you stunning cover art, passionate science fiction […]


Keeping a Promise: Lynne M. Thomas Cosplays Black Canary

For years, Lynne has been promising to cosplay Black Canary as a treat to herself for achieving tenure. Black Canary is her all-time favorite comic book character, mostly due to Gail Simone’s Birds of Prey comic book run and the Justice League Unlimited cartoon. Lynne promised television writer/producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach on an episode of  the SF […]


Ocean is a voyage

(Mirrored from Sonya Taaffe’s LiveJournal Blog or Dreamwidth Blog) Belated rabbit, rabbit! My poem “Σειρήνοιϊν” is now online at Uncanny Magazine. It was written for Elise Matthesen. The title means “of the two Sirens” in Homeric Greek. The number of Sirens in Greek myth is various. Most commonly there are three, although according to Homeric epic […]


Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway: An Uncanny Review by Kat Howard

As you might recall, one of our backer levels in our Uncanny Magazine Kickstarter was a level where you could request a blog post of your choice by one of our phenomenal writers. The extremely generous Sara Glassman asked for a review of the novel Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway. The immensely talented Kat Howard has […]