A new print magazine based in Glasgow dedicated to weird fiction, experimental literature and visual art that explore the weird and the eerie
Digital formats available soon
This second edition of the magazine has a distinctive character. In a tightly packed issue, once more made up of brilliant work from new, emerging and award-winning authors and artists, the work we’ve selected includes flash fiction, weird fiction, experimental prose and poetry and photography.
Fifteen contributors, from Scotland and further afield: Amanda Minkkinen, Scott Caruth, Niamh Moloney, Stephen Cashmore, Don Redwood, Ely Percy, Eris Young, Marcus Jack, Daniel Pietersen, Heather Parry, Katie Harrison, Joma West, Miranda Stuart, David McMahon, Bragela Hornal.
The inaugural issue of Mycelia presented a variety of visual and literary approaches to the weird and the eerie, including excellent weird fiction from well-known Scottish writers, adamantine experimental prose and poetry from punk intellectuals and new authors, as well as dazzling ecological sci-fi vistas and sombre, awesome illustration.
Issue 1 was launched at an ambitious evening event that presented six of our authors reading their works and welcomed three external artists and curators to celebrate Mycelia with screenings of artists’ films, live cabaret theatre and superbly selected music on vinyl throughout the show. This launch took place on 26 October 2018, at The Glad Café in Glasgow.
“What the weird and the eerie have in common is a preoccupation with the strange. The strange — not the horrific.” Their allure is to do with “a fascination for the outside, for that which lies beyond standard perception, cognition and experience.”
— Mark Fisher, The Weird and The Eerie (2016), p. 8.