Stuart David Schiff

Between the author writing and the reader enjoying, much has to happen.  That's where Stuart David Schiff comes in.  An accomplished author himself and bemoaning the lack of a repository for good horror fiction, he created and edited 'Whispers' magazine.  Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, and a host of other notables populated the pages with the best of their scary stories.

Anthologies and hardcovers followed, and 'Whispers' won a World Fantasy Award in 1975.