Can’t wait for August to get wickedly Weird with The Outer Dark? Needing something new to spark your imagination? Tired of being a shut-in with nothing to do, nowhere to go? I figured, why not provide you all with an awesome list of to catch up on while we all play our part in being responsible social distancers. Will be posting lists daily (or more) of creative endeavors that you can access created by or put out by The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2020 Guests, Hosts, Attendees and Volunteers (and where to find them). Enjoy!
Tyler Unsell (Twitter @SignalHorizon) – Editor-in-Chief at Signal Horizon Magazine, delivering horror and sci-fi news, reviews and discussion. Find out more at their website here, or their Facebook page here.
Brooke Warra (Twitter @Brooke_Warra) – Weird fiction author from the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in various magazines, anthologies, and other outlets such as Vastarien: A Literary Journal and most recently, Horror for RAICES. Her first stand-alone work LUMINOUS BODY was published by Dim Shores in October 2019. For more information, check out her website here, and purchase her work here.
Kortney Watkins (Twitter @kortneyyvonne) – Author of two novels, corresponding ancillary books for two series, and over a dozen short stories; is working on four connecting series; and is in the process of finalizing a poetry collection. Her most recent publication can be found in the anthology, TERMINUS: TALES OF THE BLACK FANTASTIC. Find out more on her website here.
Michael Wehunt (Twitter @MichaelWehunt) – lives in the woods of Atlanta with his partner and dog. His stories have appeared in multiple best-of anthologies and other well-known spooky homes. His debut fiction collection, GREENER PASTURES, shortlisted for the Crawford Award, a Shirley Jackson Award finalist, and the winner of Spain’s Premio Amaltea for Foreign Translation, is available from Apex Publications. His EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING BAD CAN EVER HAPPEN HERE, a charitable chapbook put out by Nightscape Press, can be purchased here. Find out more and how to purchase his other works via his website here.
Jeanne Wesson – Artist and creator who turns the visions of madness behind her eyes into glitter-covered masks, jewelry, oil paintings, and the occasional zombie baby doll. You can find out more via her website here.
Lesley Wheeler (Twitter @LesleyMWheeler) – Poet and author whose forthcoming books include her first novel, UNBECOMING; her fifth poetry collection, THE STATE SHE’S IN, and POETRY’S POSSIBLE WORLDS, a suite of hybrid essays. Recent and forthcoming work appears in Massachusetts Review, Strange Horizons, and other journals. She is also the Poetry Editor of Shenandoah. You can find out more at her website here.
Gordon B. White (Twitter @GordonBWhite) – Author of the horror and weird fiction collection AS SUMMER’S MASK SLIPS AND OTHER DISRUPTIONS (Trepidatio Publishing, 2020). His fiction has appeared in venues such as Pseudopod, Daily Science Fiction, and the Bram Stoker Award®-winning anthology Borderlands 6. Gordon also contributes book reviews and interviews to outlets including The Outer Dark podcast, Nightmare Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and Hellnotes. For more information, check out his website here, and purchase his collection here.
Can Wiggins – Editor and writer of spooky tales. Her work has been published in anthologies such as CARAVANS AWRY (Planet X Pulps Book 1), which can be purchased here; THE PHANTASMAGORICAL PROMENADE (Planet X Pulps Book 2), which can be purchased here, and more.
Jennifer Wilson – Co-Owner and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Nightscape Press. She is the co-editor of Nightscapes: Volume 1 and Horror for RAICES. In addition to her Nightscape Press duties, she works in customer relations for a publishing house, as a transcriptionist. Find out more about Nightscape Press here.
Robert Wilson – Co-Owner and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Nightscape Press. Author of HEX: A NOVEL OF COSMIC HORROR, and award-nominated Editor of NOX PAREIDOLIA, the 2018 This Is Horror Award Anthology of the Year ASHES AND ENTROPY, and, in collaboration with Jennifer Wilson, Horror for RAICES: A Charitable Anthology. His short stories have appeared in the Journal Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Factor Four Magazine, Vastarien: A Literary Journal and more. You can download the first full issue of Weird Whispers Magazine from Nightscape Press’s webstore for free here.
Brent Winter – Author whose stories, reviews, poetry, and essays have appeared in the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer, Boulder (CO) Sunday Camera Magazine, Wine Report, and caesura. He also works as a writer and editor at NC State University. His first novel BLOOD FAMILY was published in 2017. He is working on a second novel. For more information you can check out his website here, or his Amazon author page here.
Lisa Yaszek – Author of GALACTIC SUBURBIA: RECOVERING WOMEN’S SCIENCE FICTION (Ohio State,2008); SISTERS OF TOMORROW: THE FIRST WOMEN OF SCIENCE FICTION (Wesleyan 2016); and THE FUTURE IS FEMALE! 25 CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION STORIES BY WOMEN (Library of America, 2018). For more information about her work and where you can purchase, check out her Amazon author page here.
Jessica York (Twitter @JessicaAnnYork1) – Horror writer whose debut short story is forthcoming in Vastarien: A Literary Journal. Her fiction centers around women who take comfort in using the macabre as a window to understanding their daily anxieties. Find out more at her website here.