Kathe Koja to Edit Volume 2 of ‘Year’s Best Weird Fiction’
For Immediate Release
Toronto, Canada, April 2014 — Kathe Koja, whose intense and original fiction helped revive the weird tale, will edit volume 2 of the Year’s Best Weird Fiction for Undertow Publications, an imprint of ChiZine Publications. Koja’s work has been widely recognized, translated, and optioned and adapted for film and performance, as well as reprinted in numerous “Best Of” anthologies.
“What’s weird is unclassifiable, beyond the boundaries, above the rules, and passionately individual,” Koja said. “I’m looking forward to having a lot of editorial fun with this project.”
Established in 2009 by writer Michael Kelly, Undertow Publications (UP) is home to the acclaimed weird journal Shadows & Tall Trees, from which a number of stories have been selected for various “Year’s Best” anthologies. As editor, Kelly has been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson and British Fantasy Society Awards, and his fiction has appeared in a number of venues.
“I’m delighted that Kathe has agreed to edit this next volume of the Year’s Best Weird Fiction,” Kelly said. “I am an enormous fan of her work. She is an original and distinct voice, and will bring a unique perspective to the series.”
Undertow Publications is publishing the inaugural volume of the Year’s Best Weird Fiction, edited by Laird Barron, this August. Kelly says, “I’m pleased to be publishing a dedicated volume of the year’s finest weird fiction. It’s long overdue.”
For more information, please visit www.undertowbooks.com