Ann VanderMeer accepting the Hugo Award (August 2009)
Ann VanderMeer (née Kennedy) is an American publisher and editor, and the second female editor of the venerable horror magazine Weird Tales. She is the founder of Buzzcity Press.
Her work as Fiction Editor of Weird Tales won a Hugo Award. Work from her press and related periodicals has won the British Fantasy Award, the International Rhysling Award, and appeared in several year's best anthologies. Ann was also the founder of The Silver Web magazine, a periodical devoted to experimental and avant-garde fantasy literature.
In 2009 "Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen H. Segal" won a Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine. Though some of its individual contributors have been honored with Hugos, Nebula Awards, and even one Pulitzer Prize, the magazine itself had never before even been nominated for a Hugo. It was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2009.
Notable books published by Buzz City Press
Books published by Buzzcity Press include the Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist Dradin, In Love by Jeff VanderMeer and the International Horror Guild Award-winning The Divinity Student by Michael Cisco.
Works edited, past and present
She was the fiction editor for Weird Tales magazine from 2007 until its purchase by Marvin Kaye in 2011, and is serving as one of the guest editors for the new Best American Fantasy series from Prime Books. Fast Ships, Black Sails (Nightshade Books), Last Drink Bird Head, and Love-Drunk Book Heads.
Ann has partnered with her husband, author Jeff VanderMeer, on The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals. She has also partnered with Jeff for such editing projects as the World Fantasy Award winning Leviathan series and the Hugo Finalist The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases. Recent collaborations include The New Weird, Steampunk, and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, published by Tachyon Publications. In Autumn, 2011, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer founded Weird Fiction Review, an online magazine dealing in weird fiction.
In October 2012, Ann edited a third volume of the Steampunk series, called Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution.
- Interview in Pretty Scary online magazine by Gabby Goff
- Interview by Simon Sandall
- Profile at Fresh Fiction
- L.A. Times on Steampunk
- Ann VanderMeer at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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- "2009 World Fantasy Award Nominees". WorldFantasy.org.
- Amazon.com: Dradin, in love: A tale of elsewhen & otherwhere (Buzzcity first editions): Jeff VanderMeer, Ann Kennedy: Books
- Amazon.com: The Divinity Student (Buzzcity Press First Editions): Michael Cisco, Harry O. Morris: Books
- WEIRD TALES: magazine of the gothic, fantastic & bizarre » About
- Amazon.com: The New Weird: Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer: Books
- Tachyon Publications: The New Weird, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
- Tachyon Publications: Steampunk, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, editors
- VanderMeer, Ann & Jeff. "About". Weird Fiction Review. Retrieved 2011-11-06.