Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty-One

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty-One! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on July 6, 2021. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on July 6 and half on August 3.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Tananarive Due, Eleanor Arnason, Shaoni C. White, Tochi Onyebuchi, Ellen Kushner, and C. S. E. Cooney; reprint fiction by Yoon Ha Lee; nonfiction by Nisi Shawl, Troy L. Wiggins, Nino Cipri, and C.L. Clark; poetry by Minal Hajratwala, Betsy Aoki, Ali Trotta, Octavia Cade; interviews with Eleanor Arnason and C.S.E. Cooney by Caroline M. Yoachim; and Alexa Sharpe’s Seelie Springs on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 41A (July 6): Editors’ Introduction, “The Wishing Pool” by Tananarive Due, as read by Matt Peters, “Sonnet for the Aglæcwif” by Minal Hajratwala, as read by Joy Piedmont, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Tananarive Due.

Episode 41B (August 3): Editors’ Introduction, “Presque vue” by Tochi Onyebuchi, as read by Matt Peters, “Radioactivity” by Octavia Cade, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing  Tochi Onyebuchi.

About Our Cover Artist: Alexa Sharpe

Photograph of Alexa Sharpe, the Filipino-American cover artist. She has dark hair in a ponytail and a floral blouse, and holds her hand beneath her chin.Alexa Sharpe is a Filipino-American illustrator specializing in books and comics.
Folklore and decadent historical fashions are the crux of her work. Drawing influence from her fondness of gothic tales, as well as from the superstitions of her Southeast Asian heritage, she seeks to walk the line between elegance and horror.
She uses ephemeral lines and wispy textures to build rich, frenetic scenes—ghostly rooms in old mansions, or dense forests that could swallow you whole. In her lush realms, ruled by spirits, witches, and beasts, she explores the space where terror and beauty meet.

In The Issue

More Fiction

Diamond Cuts by Shaoni C. White

The Graveyard by Eleanor Arnason

The Wishing Pool by Tananarive Due

Immortal Coil by Ellen Kushner
(available Aug 03, 2021)

From the Archives of the Museum of Eerie Skins: An Account by C. S. E. Cooney
(available Aug 03, 2021)

The Chameleon’s Gloves by Yoon Ha Lee
(available Aug 03, 2021)

Presque vue by Tochi Onyebuchi
(available Aug 03, 2021)


Hitobashira by Betsy Aoki

Sonnet for the Aglæcwif by Minal Hajratwala

After The Tower Falls, Death Gives Advice by Ali Trotta
(available Aug 03, 2021)

Radioactivity by Octavia Cade
(available Aug 03, 2021)


Through a Thousand Eyes by Nisi Shawl

The Necessity of Slavery Stories by Troy L. Wiggins

Thank You, Patreon Supporters! by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas

WWXD: A Warrior’s Path of Reflection and Redemption by C.L. Clark
(available Aug 03, 2021)

The Bad Dad Redemption Arc Needs to Die by Nino Cipri
(available Aug 03, 2021)


Interview: Eleanor Arnason by Caroline M. Yoachim

Interview: C. S. E. Cooney by Caroline M. Yoachim
(available Aug 03, 2021)