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.
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.
The first post on the blog is entitled “The Start of Something Beautiful: Weirdbook is back.”
I couldn’t agree more.