A few months ago, I supported a Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. The campaign was a massive success, receiving $19,318 from 499 backers after setting a modest goal of only $2,000. Massive success is indeed accurate, but then, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Skelos is a “horror and fantasy journal featuring short fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and art by both seasoned pros and talented newcomers,” and that right there is the core reason for its success.
Of course, some of that success might be attributed to the fact that this first issue includes a fantasy story by Robert E. Howard (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane) that’s never been published before. On top of that, Howard’s story is illustrated by the illustrious Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales, Coming of Conan, Prince Valiant). I’ll be honest, this alone is an adrenaline shot straight to the heart for me.
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