Weird Tales #353 Out Now

thumbnailMy story “Bruise for Bruise” is in the latest issue of Weird Tales, which you can now order online.

A brief snippet to whet your appetite:

Joss Coffington came to Promise to find the girl with God on her back.

He had heard many rumors about the strange town before, and had passed along a few he had made up when he was on his sixth or seventh beer, but it wasn’t until he heard that particular rumor, that of the bruised girl, that he finally took to walking. He wasn’t alone on those dusty back roads, either, and most of them that crowded Joss on the road were going to see the girl, too, going to the town of Promise, where monsters were born.

This issue: Samurai versus dinosaurs; modern horror legends Thomas Ligotti and Richard Corben break down Poe and Lovecraft; a tribute to J.G. Ballard; World Fantasy Award-winning author Jeffrey Ford; and much more! Order it here!


“Weiroot” | by Jeffrey Ford
“The Garbacologist” | by Jeff Johnson
“Headstone in My Pocket” | by Paul G. Tremblay
“Bruise for Bruise” | by Robert Davies
“Court Scranto” | by Caleb Wilson
“Selected Views of Mt. Fuji, With Dinosaurs” | by Hunter Eden

“Thomas Ligotti: The Weird Tales Interview”
Geoffrey Goodwin asks horror’s offbeat genius: must life be so decayingly crummy? –
“Richard Corben: Drawing Upon the Masters” | The comic-book legend tells Bill Baker about adapting Poe and Lovecraft for Marvel’s Haunt of Horror.
Weirdism | J.G. Ballard: the most mindblowing drug
The Bazaar | steampunk art sorceress Bethalynne Bajema
The Library | Tanith Lee, Catherynne Valente, and Jedediah Berry
Lost In Lovecraft | a literary journey with Kenneth Hite

Cover illustration by Saara Salmi


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Dusti Lewars says:

    Just a note..I found “Bruise for Bruise” to be a beautiful, rich story and I can’t quite get it out of my mind. Thank you for writing it.

    1. Rob says:

      Thank you! I am glad you liked it.

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