Terri Windling

Terri Windling

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Terri Windling is a writer, editor, and artist specializing in fantasy literature and mythic arts

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Terri Windling

Terri Windling — Author. Terry is an Early Urban Fantasy—part of the first wave of contemporary urban fantasy. 

Website Edit


Early Urban Fantasy / Fantasy / Young Adult

About the Author Edit

Terri Windling is a writer, editor, artist, and passionate advocate of fantasy literature. She has won six World Fantasy awards for her editorial work and the Mythopoeic Award for her novel The Wood Wife. She has edited over thirty anthologies, many in collaboration with Ellen Datlow—including the Snow White, Blood Red adult fairy-tale series, The Armless Maiden, Sirens, The Green Man, and Swan Sister. She has also written children's books and articles on myth and folklore, and she edits the Endicott Studio Online Journal of Mythic Arts website. She divides her time between homes in Devon, England, and Tucson, Arizona.

Writing StyleEdit


  • Early Urban Fantsy, 

Series Edit

Series Title Genre Supernatural Elements
Borderland series (1986–1994)

Early UF YA

Faeries, magical creatures
Old Oak Wood series Child, Fant faery, enchanted Dartmoor woodland
Newford Seris (cover art) Cover Art

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Other WritingsEdit


Cover Artists Edit

Artist: Terri Windling

Terri has done cover art and interior art for her own work and for other writers like Charles de Lint on the Newford series.

Publishing InformationEdit


Awards Edit

Bordertown series:Edit


  • Great Buzz Pile, School Library Journal
  • Summer 2011 Kids' Next List: For Teen Readers, Indiebound
  • 2011 Recommended Reading List, Locus Magazine
  • 2012 Rainbow List: GLBTQ Books for Children and Teens, American Library Association


  • 2012 Teen Choice Book of the Year, TeenReads
  • Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 2012, YALSA
  • 2012 Locus Award for Best Anthology

~ Source: the bordertown series

Quotes Edit

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Notes Edit

"Bordertown is one of the most important places where Urban Fantasy began." — Neil Gaiman.

A shared-universe original anthology series for teenagers, set in an imaginary city in which humans and magical creatures could meet and interact. Terri Windling was the creator and editor of this influential series - it helped launch, in the mid-1980s, the now popular Fantasy sub-genre Urban Fantasy - influencing both the authors writing for the series in the 1980s (Charles de Lint, Ellen Kushner, Emma Bull, Midori Snyder etc.), as well as upcoming authors who read them (Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, etc.)

"A modern city at the edge of a mysterious, magical realm—a border city where runaway children gather to create new lives for themselves . . . sometimes successfully, sometimes disastrously." - Terri Windling

NOTE: all the "Bellamy Bach" stories in the Borderland series were written by the editor/Borderland founder, Terri Windling. ~ Goodreads | Borderland series

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Read Alikes Edit

~ Author Read-alikes | concretefantasy

See Also Edit

Category links at bottom of page

External References Edit



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