Edited by Deb Hoag.
1. Eldritch: suggesting the operation of supernatural influences; “an eldritch screech”; “the three weird sisters”; “stumps... had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures” – John Galsworthy; “an unearthly light”; “he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din” – Henry Kingsley
2. Wyrd: fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters
3. Strikingly odd or unusual; “some trick of the moonlight; some weird effect of shadow” – Bram Stoker
“Stories that delight, surprise, that hang about the dusky edges of ‘mainstream’ fiction with characters, settings, plots that abandon the normal and mundane and explore new ideas, themes and ways of being.” – Deb Hoag
Nancy A. Collins, Eugie Foster, Janice Lee, Rachel Kendall, Candy Caradoc, Mysty Unger, Roberta Lawson, Sara Genge, Gina Ranalli, Deb Hoag, C. M. Vernon, Aliette de Bodard, Caroline M. Yoachim, Flavia Testa, Aimee C. Amodio, Ann Hagman Cardinal, Rachel Turner, Wendy Jane Muzlanova, Katie Coyle, Helen Burke, Janis Butler Holm, J.S. Breukelaar, Carol Novack, Tantra Bensko, Nancy DiMauro, and Moira McPartlin.