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Uncanny Magazine 2019 Poetry Eligibility

Hello, Space Unicorns! Nominating for the Rhysling Award for speculative poetry is open! If you’re a SFPA member, you can nominate short and long poetry up until February 29 for the 2020 Rhysling Award. Uncanny Magazine’s eligible poems from 2019 are:

Short poems (1-49 lines or prose poems <500 words)

Buruburu by Betsy Aoki

Monsters & Women—Beneath Contempt by Roxanna Bennett

Red Berries by Jennifer Crow

Other Forms of Conjuring the Moon by Chloe N. Clark

The Thing In Us We Fear Just Wants Our Love by Julian K. Jarboe

goddess in forced repose by Tamara Jerée

A Letter from One Woman to Another by Cassandra Khaw

things you don’t say to city witches by Cassandra Khaw

Wendy, Waiting by Sandi Leibowitz

Flashover by S. Qiouyi Lu

Cavitation by Toby MacNutt

Neithal from abroad by Shweta Narayan

The Wooden Box by Annie Neugebauer

The following parameters by Nicasio Andres Reed

Manananggal by Sylvia Santiago

Sing by Alexandra Seidel

capturing the mood by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

The Watchword by Sonya Taaffe

Without Prayer or the Place in the Forest by Sonya Taaffe

The Magician Speaks to the Fool by Ali Trotta

fear cat by Hal Y. Zhang


Long poems (50+ lines or prose poems >500 words)

Childhood Memory from the Old Victorian House on Warner by Beth Cato

The Cinder Girl Burns Brightly by Theodora Goss

“Eating Disorder” does not begin to describe it by R.B. Lemberg

Elegy for the Self as Villeneuve’s Beast by Brandon O’Brien

If Love Is Real, So Are Fairies by Cynthia So

Taho by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Steeped in Stars by Hal Y. Zhang

Uncanny Magazine Weightless Books Subscription Drive

Uncanny Magazine is recruiting new members for its Space Unicorn Ranger Corps! We named the Uncanny Kickstarter backers the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps after our amazing Space Unicorn mascot. Now, you can become a member of the Corps by subscribing at Weightless Books!

This is the perfect time to join because Uncanny is going on sale! From May 5-19, a year’s subscription to Uncanny Magazine is $2 less than the typical current cover price (only $21.88)! It’s the least expensive way to subscribe we’ve ever offered.

Each bimonthly issue of Uncanny contains new and classic speculative fiction, poetry, essays, art, and interviews.  We seek out and share pieces we can’t stop thinking and talking about, because of how they make us feel. We’re also deeply committed to finding and showcasing fantastic works by writers from every possible point of view and background.

We debuted Issue One of Uncanny in November 2014 and we’re thrilled with Year One. We’ve included contributions from phenomenal authors such as Neil GaimanJim C. HinesMaria Dahvana HeadleyMax GladstoneKen LiuChristopher BarzakSam J. MillerSofia SamatarSarah Pinsker, Catherynne M. Valente, Elizabeth Bear, John Chu, Kameron Hurley, and Amal El-Mohtar, plus many newer voices. We can’t wait for you to read what’s coming next.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 1New or renewing subscribers to Uncanny Magazine from May 5-19, 2015 will be eligible for giveaways and  a whole bunch of Uncanny swag!

  • When we reach a total of 50 new/renewing subscribers we’ll unlock an ebook of Issue One for *every* new/renewing subscriber. Plus, we’ll randomly draw 2 winners for Uncanny swag packs: postcards, a sticker, and a Space Unicorn Ranger Corps patch!
  • At 100 new/renewing subscribers, every new subscriber will receive an ebook of Issue One and Two. Plus, we’ll draw for a set of signed cover-art posters and a Space Unicorn Ranger Corps patch!
  • At 150 new/renewing subscribers, all new/renewing subscribers will receive ebooks of Issue One, Two, and Three (all caught up!), and we’ll draw 2 winners for signed books: The Republic of Thieves MMPB by Scott Lynch and Karen Memoryhardcover by Elizabeth Bear, plus a Space Unicorn Ranger Corps patch for each winner!
  • Uncanny Magazine Issue 2At 200 new/renewing subscribers, we’ll draw for a mega-swag pack that includes postcards, a sticker, a patch, signed cover art, and both signed books!
  • At 300 new/renewing subscribers, we’ll draw for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0″ Android tablet, a Space Unicorn Ranger Corps patch, and a sticker!

There may also be random prize drawings throughout the subscription drive. You never know with the Space Unicorns . . .

Don’t miss out: subscribe now!

C. S. E. Cooney Joins Uncanny as a Podcast Reader

Greetings, Space Unicorns!

Uncanny Magazine is thrilled to announce that the marvelous C.S.E. Cooney has agreed to join us as the second reader on the Uncanny Magazine Podcast!
Ms. Cooney is a Rhode Island writer and actor. She is the author of How To Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, Jack o’ the Hills, The Witch in the Almond Tree, and The Breaker Queen. Her first short fiction collection Bone Swans is forthcoming with Mythic Delirium in 2015. She loves to read aloud to anyone who will sit still long enough to listen. Some of her narration work can be found on Podcastle and Tales to Terrify. With her fellow artists in the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours, C. S. E. Cooney appears at conventions and other venues, singing from their growing collection of Distant Star Ballads, dramatizing fiction, and performing such story-poems as “The Sea King’s Second Bride,” for which she won the Rhysling Award in 2011.
Ms. Cooney will make her debut as an Uncanny Magazine Podcast reader in Episode 3 this January.

Second Half of Uncanny Magazine Issue 1 Unlocked!

Space Unicorn Ranger Corps! It’s the first Tuesday of the month – that means another episode of the Uncanny Podcast and more awesome fiction, nonfiction & poetry is now available to all! The second half of Issue 1 has been released on the website, including:

New Fiction
Amelia Beamer – “Celia and the Conservation of Entropy”
Kat Howard – “Migration”
Christopher Barzak – “The Boy Who Grew Up”

Tansy Rayner Roberts -“Does Sex Make Science Fiction ‘Soft’?”
Christopher J Garcia – “The Short List – The Ten Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Shorts on the Web”

Sonya Taaffe -“The Whalemaid, Singing”

Christopher Barzak, Interviewed by Deborah Stanish

Episode 2: Editors’ Introduction, Amelia Beamer reading her story “Celia and the Conservation of Entropy,” Sonya Taaffe’s poem “The Whalemaid, Singing” (as read by Amal El-Mohtar), interview with Amelia conducted by Deborah Stanish


Don’t forget, the entire issue can be purchased as an eBook at Amazon, Kobo, and Weightless Books (our preferred retailer). Weightless Books is also offering yearly subscriptions.

Thank you so much for all your support! We look forward to bringing you Issue 2 in January!


Lynne, Michael, & Michi


Submissions processing delay…

Dear Space Unicorn Rangers,

Our temporary submissions system was overwhelmed by the wonderful deluge of submissions that have come in since we opened.

Unfortunately, this means that the processing is taking much longer than we originally anticipated.

We’re sorry. We promise, we are doing our best to get through the submissions as quickly as humanly possible. We are also working on getting a new, more robust submissions system, which will make us much more efficient at this process.

Thanks for your understanding.

Lynne, Michael, and Michi
and all of our Space Unicorn Submissions Editors.