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Guran, Paula

Entry updated 19 February 2024. Tagged: Editor.

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(?   -    ) US editor, reviewer, anthologist, agent, and columnist heavily involved in many aspects of the genre since the 1990s, specializing in dark fantasy. She produced and edited the pioneering weekly email newsletter DarkEcho (which won International Horror Guild awards as best publication in 1998 and 1999, and a Bram Stoker award for nonfiction in 1999), and was editor of Horror Garage magazine from 2000-2002.

She has contributed reviews, Interviews, and articles to many professional publications and edited/produced for Omni Online and Universal Studios' Horror Online. She reviewed regularly for Publishers Weekly for over a decade; she was reviews editor for Fantasy, a columnist for Cemetery Dance from 2001 onwards and a consulting editor for Cinefantastique. She also served as nonfiction editor for Weird Tales.

As editor she ran the Juno fantasy imprint for six years from its Small Press inception through its incarnation as an imprint of Simon and Schuster's Pocket Books. Currently she is the senior editor for Prime Books, and regularly reviews short dark-fantasy fiction for Locus.

Guran has edited several Anthology series starting with Best New Romantic Fantasy, whose first volume was Best New Paranormal Romance (anth 2006). Most notably, from 2010 onwards, she has edited The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror as well as producing many non-series dark fantasy anthologies. [RR]

Paula Guran


works as editor

Best New Romantic Fantasy

The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror

New Cthulhu

The Mammoth Book of ...

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas

The Year's Best Fantasy

individual titles as editor


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