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Weirdbook Press Release and Cover Reveal

jpeg copy of front cover issue 31Weirdbook editor Douglas Draa has kindly sent me the press release announcing the revival of Weirdbook along with a copy the cover of the next issue, the first under his editorship.  He was fortunate enough to acquire an unpublished piece of art by Stephen Fabian.  That’s it on the right.

The press release is below.  Some of you will be glad to know the magazine is open to submissions.

Weirdbook Press Release

After a more than 17 year hiatus, Weirdbook is returning!

David A. Riley and Douglas Draa are, under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, reviving the legendary magazine.

Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even odd fiction.

The debut issue #31 will appear in August 2015.

In keeping with Weirdbook’s long tradition, the first revival issue will present a never before published cover by none other than Mr. Stephen Fabian himself.

Submissions are now open!

David A. Riley: Publisher and Senior Editor
Douglas Draa: Managing and Fiction Editor
Paul Ganley: Editor emeritus
David A. Riley is a Horror author and publisher and Douglas Draa is an author and former on-line editor for Weird Tales Magazine.

Weirdbook is Back!

Douglas Draa (formerly of Weird Tales) announced yesterday that Weirdbook is returning.  Weirdbook was an annual publication which ran from 1968 to 1997.  The artists and writers who appeared there reads like a who’s who of fantasy and horror writers and artists of the late 20th century.weirdbook_1997spr_n30

Draa will be the fiction and managing editor and David A. Riley will be the senior editor and publisher.  Draa and Riley have gotten the blessing Weirdbook founder Paul Ganley for the relaunch.

Here’s what Draa had to say about the editorial policy:

As far as content goes, we plan on offering the best genre fiction available. This includes weird, horror, weird SF, dark fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, and everything in between.

Our goal is to ENTERTAIN and not to impress the critics.

Now a magazine with an editorial policy like that is one I can get behind.

Weirdbook‘s blog is here and Facebook page is here.  I don’t know when Weirdbook will be open to submissions, but I’ll post an announcement when it is.

The first post on the blog is entitled “The Start of Something Beautiful: Weirdbook is back.”

I couldn’t agree more.