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Pulp Fiction Magazines > Weird Tales

From March of 1923 to September of 1954, Weird Tales was the most influential of all pulp magazines in the horror and fantasy genres. This magazine provided a publishing forum which focused "on the weird, the bizarre, the unususal," which initially was considered taboo and avoided by all other fiction magazines.

The "Unique Magazine" provided an opportunity for a new generation of writers to develop their craft and to explore new possibilities in the area of supernatural occult stories and what they termed "highly imaginative" stories. From this bold editorial viewpoint, they sparked the literary careers of authors who are now regarded as the founding fathers of modern day horror and fantasy fiction.

The author list included Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Edmund Hamilton, Robert E. Howard, Carl Jacobi, Henry Kuttner, Frank Bellknap Long Jr., H.P. Lovecraft, C.L. Moore, Clark Ashton Smith, Seabury Quinn, Donald & Howard Wandrei, and Manly Wade Wellman among many others.

Weird Tales also developed a legendary reputation for fantastic cover and interior art from such artists as Margaret Brundage, J. Allen St. John, and Virgil Finlay.

Weird Tales returned to the newstands during the 1970s and 1980s to continue the legendary publishing tradition. In 1998, seventy five years since its debut, Weird Tales is once again publishing the best in weird fiction. Weird Tales stories have been reprinted in magazine replicas and in anthologies.

Replica: Weird Tales October 1936
by Girasol

A page for page replica of the original October 1936 issue featuring "The Tree of Life" by C.L. Moore, "The Opener of the Way" by Robert Bloch, "Red Nails" (Conclusion) by Robert E. Howard and much more!

Replica: Weird Tales March 1935
by Girasol

Cover art by Margaret Brundage and stories featuring "Jewels of Gwahlur" by Robert E. Howard, "Juhli" by C. L. Moore and more from Paul Ersnt, Otis Adelbert Kline and Bram Stoker.

Replica: Weird Tales #32, May, 1926
by Girasol

A page for page replica of the original May 1926 issue of the Unique Magazine featuring "The Dead Hand" by Seabury Quinn, "Bat's Belfry" by August Derleth and more!

Replica: Weird Tales #33, June 1926
by Girasol

A page for page replica of the original June 1926 issue featuring "The Moon-Bog" by HP Lovecraft, "Ashpodel" by Arthur J. Burks and more!

 

 

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