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Three-Lobed Burning Eye

Entry updated 8 April 2024. Tagged: Publication.

US Online Magazine of horror, sf, and Fantasy, published by editor Andrew S Fuller. Initially bimonthly, later triannual, April 1999 to current.

Despite taking its name from H P Lovecraft's, "The Haunter of the Dark" (December 1936 Weird Tales), Three-Lobed Burning Eye does not specialize in publishing weird fiction or the New Weird. It is notable for accepting various genres of short story, including suspense and Western, albeit with speculative elements preferred. Issues are available as Ebooks and as print Anthologies [see below]; selected stories have audio recordings, some read by their writers. Featured authors with entries in this encyclopedia include Vajra Chandrasekera, Michael Christie with his debut story, and Cody Goodfellow.

Despite accepting work from a variety of genres, Three-Lobed Burning Eye is consistent in maintaining an atmosphere of strangeness. Recommended reading for contributors includes work by Peter Straub, Harlan Ellison and Jorge Luis Borges. Published stories often feature nightmarish imagery, symbolism, and reinventions of familiar objects or places such as trains and rivers, showing the editor's taste for surrealism.

Cover art has been provided by Fuller under the pseudonym Rew X since its inception. His paintings show influence from surrealist painters and horror movies, in keeping with the style of the stories they accompany. The success of Three-Lobed Burning Eye is largely based on the steady vision of its editor and cover artist. [JM]

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