I don’t normally do two posts in one day, but I just learned that Weird Tales has posted the table of contents for the next (as yet unpublished) issue, # 361. The cover has also been posted, as seen at left.
Authors include Peter S. Beagle, Jane Yolen, and Tanith Lee along with a number of lesser known names. The theme is fairy tales, and the three headliners are among the top authors in this subgenre. If the other stories are of comparable quality, it will probably be a great issue. Even if the other stories don’t come close to Beagle, Yolen, and Lee, it could still be a better-than-most-stuff-out-there issue. Those three are some of the best writers working today, and it’s really not fair to newer writers to compare them to B, Y, & L.
There’s no release date yet, only that individual copies will be available soon. I truly hope so, but given some of the recent developments at the magazine, I’m not going to hold my breath. I’ll refrain from further comment at this time since I said my piece in the previous post on WT. Look for a review when I get a copy of the issue.