The Thomases SPIN FIRE!

Marvelous Space Unicorns! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. Back when we were approaching 100% funding, we promised that if we achieved it, we would film Managing Editor/Fire Spinner Michi Trota teaching Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas how to spin fire. Over Labor Day weekend, it happened. Extra thanks to Jesse Lex for taking the […]

The Uncanny Kickstarter Is Over, and We Reached ALL of Our Stretch Goals!

You Beautiful, Spectacular, Space Unicorns! We did it! The Uncanny Magazine Kickstarter is over, and we reached the final stretch goal with minutes to spare! 1018 Backers pledged $36,075! This means we’ll have a magazine with original covers by Tran Nguyen & Galen Dara, 2 additional essays per issue, and 2 additional stories per issue!   We’ll be […]

The Final Space Unicorn Uncanny Countdown!

You Spectacular Space Unicorns, With 24 hours to go in the Uncanny Magazine Kickstarter, we just hit our fourth stretch goal! Thanks to your generosity, we will be adding an additional story per issue! How amazing is that?!? We still have one more stretch goal of a 2nd additional story per issue. We can do […]

Uncanny Is Looking for Submissions Editors!

Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy is currently seeking to add Submissions Editors (often called slush readers). Uncanny is an online magazine that publishes Science Fiction and Fantasy and pays $.08 per word for new fiction. Our submission guidelines are here: We will ask Submissions Editors to select unique and provocative, diverse, well-written stories from […]

We’ve Reached Two Stretch Goals!

Hello You Wonderful Space Unicorns, The Uncanny Magazine Kickstarter has reached two stretch goals! There will be ORIGINAL COVERS from artists Tran Nguyen and Galen Dara! If you backed Uncanny for more than $50, you have the option of getting this original art in postcard form. There are also backer levels that will let you […]

We Funded, Reached a Stretch Goal, and Now Hugos!

As almost all of you already know,  WE DID IT! Uncanny Magazine is fully funded, surpassing the $26,000 mark! THANK YOU! We couldn’t have done it without you. We are so excited to begin work, getting ready to bring you Issue One in November. We still have lots of rewards available, and stretch goals! The […]

Uncanny Magazine Is 92% Funded with Two Weeks to Go!

Hello Space Unicorn Rangers, We’re nearly there! With little over two weeks to go, the Uncanny Magazine Kickstarter is 92% funded with 669 backers! To celebrate this milestone, our daughter Caitlin cosplayed a Hogwarts student. (Caitlin is 11 and about to start middle school.) We would love your help to spread the word. The sooner […]

Upcoming Uncanny Staff Appearances

Several of the Uncanny editorial staff will be making appearances at upcoming greater Chicago area events this summer and fall. Wizard World Chicago (August 21-24, 2014, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL) – Michi Trota will be on two panels at the convention, both on Saturday, August 23: Yellow Fever, Yellow Peril and the Yellow Ranger: Asian Americans […]

Uncanny Mini Interview with Future Uncanny Web Designer Jeremiah Tolbert!

Jeremiah Tolbert is a writer and web designer living in Lawrence Kansas with his wife, newborn son, and two identical cats named Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. His fiction has appeared in magazines such as Asimov’s, Interzone, and Lightspeed Magazine. He has also designed the websites of a few dozen authors ranging from Ann Leckie to Michael […]

Uncanny Mini Interview with Year One Contributor Sofia Samatar!

Sofia Samatar is the author of the novel A Stranger in Olondria, winner of the 2014 Crawford Award, as well as several short stories, essays, and poems. Her short story “Selkie Stories Are for Losers” has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. Sofia is a co-editor for Interfictions: A Journal of […]