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Ann VanderMeer & Current Staff Cut at Weird Tales

After five years as editor of Weird Tales, editor Ann VanderMeer has been dropped along with the current staff of the magazine. During her tenure, the magazine won a Hugo Award win and earned three more Hugo nominations.

Here’s more from VanderMeer: “I am very sad to have to tell you that my editorship at Weird Tales, which has included one Hugo Award win and three Hugo Award nominations, is about to come to an end. The publisher, John Betancourt of Wildside Press, is selling the magazine to Marvin Kaye. Kaye is buying the magazine because he wants to edit it himself. He will not be retaining the staff from my tenure. I wish him the best with the different direction he wants to pursue, including his first, Cthulhu-themed issue. The current issue of Weird Tales is #358, just published. My last issue will be #359, which Kaye plans to publish in February of next year. Other stories I bought will be published in various issues thereafter.”

VanderMeer will continue to work on the upcoming The Weird: A Compendium of Dark and Strange Stories and the Odd? anthology. (Via Sarah Weinman)

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Teen SF/Fantasy Writing Camp Receives $15,000 Amazon.com Grant

Amazon.com has awarded the Shared Worlds science fiction/fantasy teen writing camp a $15,000 grant. The money will help the camp bring guest writers, establish scholarships, and pay general operating expenses.

The nonprofit event takes place at Wofford College in South Carolina. Around 50 students will attend the camp next year. The long list of guest instructors next year includes authors Jeff VanderMeer and Ekaterina Sedia, editor Ann VanderMeer, and game designer Will Hindmarch.

Here’s more from the release: “[The camp] uses an innovative approach to writing fiction and realizing full creative potential, all in a safe and structured environment. During the first week, the students build SF or Fantasy worlds in groups, aided by Wofford faculty who provide useful information in areas like government, biology, and cartography. In the second week, the students fine-tune their worlds and write stories set within those worlds, receiving professional feedback from award-winning authors.”