Stephen H. Segal

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Stephen H. Segal accepting Hugo Award - August 2009.

Stephen H. Segal is a Hugo Award-winning American editor, writer and publication designer, and is the current editor in chief of the Philadelphia Weekly.

Editing career[edit]

Segal began his editorial career as a journalist at In Pittsburgh Weekly and WQED's Pittsburgh Magazine. In 2006, he joined the staff of the long-running fantasy magazine Weird Tales, and was named its editorial and creative director in early 2007 as part of an overall reorganization and revamp of the publication. The April/May 2007 edition (issue #344) featured the magazine's first all-new design in almost 75 years; subsequently, Weird Tales has published works by a wide range of strange-fiction authors including Michael Moorcock, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Cherie Priest, Norman Spinrad, Jay Lake, and Carrie Vaughn, as well as artwork by a younger generation of artists such as Molly Crabapple, Steven Archer, and Jason Levesque.

In 2009, Segal and fiction editor Ann VanderMeer won[1] the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine for Weird Tales. Segal and VanderMeer were also nominated[2] for a 2009 World Fantasy Award for their work at the magazine, and were nominated again for Hugo Awards in 2010 and 2011.

In January 2010, Segal left the post of editorial and creative director to pursue book editing full-time; he remained Weird Tales' senior contributing editor, while VanderMeer was elevated to editor-in-chief.[3] In 2011, Segal's book Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, written collaboratively with coauthors Zaki Hasan, N. K. Jemisin, Eric San Juan, and Genevieve Valentine, was published by Quirk Books.

As a freelance book editor and designer, Segal has served as chief book-cover designer for the World Fantasy Award-winning publisher Prime Books and the urban fantasy line Juno Books. He also contributes to the Interstitial Arts Foundation,[4] where he was a board member from 2005 to 2010.

In 2012, Segal was named editor in chief of the Philadelphia Weekly.[5] A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, he currently resides in Philadelphia.

Books[edit]

  • Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, written collaboratively with coauthors Zaki Hasan, N. K. Jemisin, Eric San Juan, and Genevieve Valentine,[6] Released August 2011

Works edited[edit]

  • Philadelphia Weekly,[7] Since 2012
  • Geek Wisdom,[8] Released August 2011
  • Weird Tales magazine,[9] 2006-2009
  • Co-editor, anthology, Weird Tales, 21st Century, Volume 1 (2007)[10]
  • Editor, Weird Tales: 85th anniversary issue (2008)
  • Editor, Pittsburgh Magazine: Golden Quill Award finalist (2005)
  • Editor, InPittsburgh Weekly: Keystone Press Award finalist (2000)

Works designed[edit]

  • Weird Tales: first redesign in 75 years (April 2007 issue)
  • The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia[11]
  • The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia[12]
  • Myth-Chief by Robert Asprin
  • Seeds of Change by John Joseph Adams[13]
  • Fantasy Magazine

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Hugo Award Winners
  2. ^ World Fantasy Award Winners & Nominees
  3. ^ January 2010 Weird Tales Press Release
  4. ^ Interstitial Arts Foundation - Directors
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Geek Wisdom, by Segal, Jemisin, San Juan, Valentine, Hasan
  7. ^ Philadelpha Weekly
  8. ^ Geek Wisdom, by Segal, Jemisin, San Juan, Valentine, Hasan
  9. ^ WEIRD TALES - Staff
  10. ^ Weird Tales, 21st Century, Volume 1
  11. ^ The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia
  12. ^ The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia
  13. ^ Seeds of Change by John Joseph Adams