An excellent long interview with Ann & Jeff Vandermeer, editors of the new megathology The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories

Q: “Is there anything that surprised you when researching and compiling The Weird?”

A: “What surprised us, quite frankly, after reading so much across a century of fiction is that some of what has been dubbed “classic” just re-treads earlier work by other writers that most readers don’t know about…”

“We also discovered that some writers are obscure because the reprint rights are so difficult to acquire. […] Contemporary writers should give great thought to who will represent them after they have passed on. Because we also discovered estates represented by agents who had literally succumbed to dementia and were unable to negotiate.”

Read the whole interview at GavReads.