Uncanny Celebrates Reader Favorites of 2020!

Hello, Space Unicorns! 2020 was a tough year. Though many things were hard and horrible, we are very, very proud of all of the amazing works we published in Uncanny Magazine. Everyone in the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps has been wonderfully supportive, and your enthusiasm has meant so much to us. It’s been fantastic to see […]

Uncanny Magazine 2020 Poetry Eligibility

Hello, Space Unicorns! Nominating for the Rhysling Award for speculative poetry is open! If you’re a SFPA member, you can nominate short and long poetry up until February 15 for the 2021 Rhysling Award. Uncanny Magazine’s eligible poems from 2020 are:   Short poems (1-49 lines or prose poems 0-99 words) Who Do You Think […]

Uncanny Magazine Issue 38 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming January 5, THE THIRTY-EIGHTH ISSUE OF THE 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 HUGO AWARD-WINNING UNCANNY MAGAZINE!! All of the content will be available in the eBook version on the day of release. The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on February 2. Don’t […]

Uncanny Magazine Managing Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu Is Also Now the Poetry Editor!

Fabulous news, Space Unicorns! Uncanny Magazine’s Managing Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu is getting an additional title! Along with being Uncanny’s PHENOMENAL Managing Editor, Chimie will now have the additional title of Poetry Editor starting with issue 39! We are super excited to have Chimie increase her involvement in this area. Congratulations, Chimie! A reminder that Uncanny […]

Uncanny Magazine 2020 Award Eligibility

It’s the time of year when people post their year-in-reviews to remind voters for the different SF/F awards what’s out there that they might have missed and which categories those stories are eligible in (especially for the Hugo Awards and Nebula Awards). 2020 was the sixth full year of Uncanny Magazine (Issues 32 through 37). We are extremely […]

Hope in Crisis: The Gift of Books– A Guest Post by Ginger Smith

According to Hesiod, Pandora opened a jar unleashing all the world’s evils. Hesiod’s tale is ancient, but I’m not sure 2020 could be much worse than the day Pandora opened that jar. We are faced with a great deal of crises that feels like more than any one person can bear. Similar to Pandora’s story, […]

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Uncanny Magazine Issue 37 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming November 3, THE THIRTY-SEVENTH ISSUE OF THE 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 HUGO AWARD-WINNING UNCANNY MAGAZINE!! All of the content will be available in the eBook version on the day of release. The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on December 1. Don’t […]

Tananarive Due’s “Black Horror Rising” Won the Best in Creative Nonfiction Ignyte Award!

Fabulous news, Space Unicorns! Tananarive Due’s “Black Horror Rising” won the Best in Creative Nonfiction Ignyte Award! A huge congratulations to Tananarive! Once again,  congratulations to Christopher Caldwell, whose “Canst Thou Draw Out the Leviathan” was a finalist for a Best Short Story Ignyte Award, Brandon O’Brien, whose “Elegy for the Self as Villeneuve’s Beast” […]

Why We Love the Uncanny in Fiction– A Guest Post by Paula Guran

The idea of the uncanny has been explored for 150 years or more by a host of brilliant minds—Sigmund Freud, Jacques Derrida, and Nicholas Royle to name only a few. Even if confined only to its context in fiction, current scholars still debate its definition. Freud’s 1919 essay “Das Unheimliche” is, however, a universally cited […]

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Uncanny Magazine Issue 36 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming September 1, THE THIRTY-SIXTH ISSUE OF THE 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 HUGO AWARD-WINNING UNCANNY MAGAZINE!! All of the content will be available in the eBook version on the day of release. The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on October 6. Don’t […]