About

A 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Hugo Award winner, 2016 Parsec Award winner, 2019 British Fantasy Award winner, and numerous-time 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.

Brought to you by Co-Publishers/Co-Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas (8-time Hugo Award winner) and Michael Damian Thomas (5-time Hugo Award winner), 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’ winners and 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 story, 4 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.

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

2018 Hugo Awards- Best SemiprozineUncanny Magazineedited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky- WINNER

2018 Hugo Awards- Best Editor, Short Form– Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas- WINNER

2018 Eugie Award– “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde, (Uncanny Magazine #18)- WINNER

2017 D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award–  The Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter Campaign, with particular recognition going to guest Nonfiction Editor/DPDSF Co-Editor-in-Chief Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and guest DPDSF Personal Essay Editor Nicolette Barischoff- WINNER

2019 Hugo Awards- Best SemiprozineUncanny Magazine, Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, Managing Editor Michi Trota, Podcast Producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky, Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue Editors-in-Chief Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and Dominik Parisien- WINNER

2019 Aurora Awards- Best Related WorkDisabled People Destroy Science Fiction edited by Dominik Parisien and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (Uncanny Magazine #24)- WINNER

2019 British Fantasy Awards- Best Magazine/PeriodicalUncanny Magazine– WINNER

2019 World Fantasy Awards- Best Short Fiction– “Like a River Loves the Sky” by Emma Törzs (Uncanny Magazine #21)- 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

2017 Nebula Awards- Best Short Story–  “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde, (Uncanny Magazine #18)- Finalist

2017 Nebula Awards- Best Short Story–  “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, (Uncanny Magazine #18)- Finalist

2017 Nebula Awards- Best Novelette– “Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K.M. Szpara, (Uncanny Magazine #16)- Finalist

2017 Nebula Awards- Best Novella–  “And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker, (Uncanny Magazine #15)- Finalist

2018 Hugo Awards- Best Short Story–  “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde, (Uncanny Magazine #18)- Finalist

2018 Hugo Awards- Best Short Story–  “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, (Uncanny Magazine #18)- Finalist

2018 Hugo Awards- Best Short Story– “Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula Vernon, (Uncanny Magazine #16)- Finalist

2018 Hugo Awards- Best Novelette– “Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K.M. Szpara, (Uncanny Magazine #16)- Finalist

2018 Hugo Awards- Best Novelette– ‘‘Children of Thorns, Children of Water’’ by Aliette de Bodard,  (reprint from 2017) (Uncanny Magazine #17)- Finalist

2018 Hugo Awards- Best Novella–  “And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker, (Uncanny Magazine #15)- Finalist

2018 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award–  “And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker, (Uncanny Magazine #15)- Finalist

2018 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award–  “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, (Uncanny Magazine #18)- Finalist

2018 Nommo Award- Best Short Story– “Read Before Use” by Chinelo Onwualu, (Uncanny Magazine #16)- Finalist

2018 Locus Awards- Best Novella– “And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker, (Uncanny Magazine #15)- Finalist

2018 Locus Awards- Best Novelette– ‘‘Children of Thorns, Children of Water’’ by Aliette de Bodard,  (reprint from 2017) (Uncanny Magazine #17)- Finalist

2018 Locus Awards- Best Novelette– “The Worshipful Society of Glovers” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Uncanny Magazine #17)

2018 Locus Awards- Best Short Story– “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, (Uncanny Magazine #18)- Finalist

2018 Locus Awards- Best Editor– Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas- Finalist

2018 Locus Awards- Best MagazineUncanny Magazine Finalist

2018 Eugie Award– “And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker, (Uncanny Magazine #15)- Finalist

2018 World Fantasy Awards- Best Short Fiction– “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde, (Uncanny Magazine #18)- Finalist

2018 World Fantasy Awards- Special Award Nonprofessional– Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny– Finalist

2018 Nebula Awards- Best Short Story–  “And Yet” by A. T. Greenblatt, (Uncanny Magazine #21)- Finalist

2019 Hugo Awards- Best Editor, Short Form– Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas- Finalist

2019 Hugo Awards- Best Novelette– “The Thing About Ghost Stories” by Naomi Kritzer (Uncanny Magazine #25)- Finalist

2019 Hugo Awards- Best Short Story– “The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society” by T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine #25)- Finalist

2019 Hugo Awards- Best Short Story– “The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine #23)- Finalist

2019 Locus Awards- Best Novelette– “How to Swallow the Moon” by Isabel Yap (Uncanny Magazine #25)- Finalist

2019 Locus Awards- Best Editor– Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas- Finalist

2019 Locus Awards- Best Magazine– Uncanny Magazine Finalist

2019 Aurora Awards- Best Poem/Song– “Osiris” by Leah Bobet (Uncanny Magazine #25)- Finalist

2019 Aurora Awards- Best Fan Writing and Publications– “Constructing the Future” by Derek Newman-Stille (Uncanny Magazine #24)- Finalist

2019 World Fantasy Awards- Special Award Nonprofessional– Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine– Finalist

2019 WSFA Small Press Award– “The Hydraulic Emperor” by Arkady Martine, published in Uncanny Magazine, Issue 20, ed. by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas- Finalist

2019 WSFA Small Press Award– “The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat” by Brooke Bolander, published in Uncanny Magazine, Issue 23, ed. by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas- Finalist