Fiction editor Ann VanderMeer has been promoted to the position of editor in chief at Weird Tales, while author Mary Robinette Kowal will serve as the magazine’s new art director and editor Paula Guran will serve as the new non-fiction editor. Editorial and creative director Stephen H. Segal is stepping away from the magazine’s day-to-day operations to accept a new full-time position as acquisitions editor for Quirk Books.
Segal will remain the magazine’s senior contributing editor. “It makes me very happy that three of the most creative, insightful and hard-working people I know in the fantasy world will be shepherding Weird Tales into the future,” says Segal.
“Stephen’s been a trusted and brilliant co-conspirator on Weird Tales,” says VanderMeer, “and I’m happy that he has such a great opportunity ahead of him. Meanwhile, I’m very excited about the addition of Paula Guran and Mary Robinette Kowal to the magazine team. Thanks to our subscribers for their support; thanks to everyone who submits their writing and art to Weird Tales; and thanks to John Betancourt for his belief in the magazine and in me personally.”