Jacob Weisman is the publisher of Tachyon Publications. He has published books by authors such as Peter S. Beagle, James Tiptree, Jr., Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, James Morrow, Thomas M. Disch, and Ellen Klages, as well as anthologies edited by David G. Hartwell, Ellen Datlow, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel, and Sheila Williams. He was a World Fantasy finalist for 1998 (Special Award—Non-Professional) and again for 2008 and 2009 (Special Award—Professional).

Weisman's short fiction has appeared in Baseball Fantastic (Kinsella, ed.), Gaslight (Gish, ed.), and Realms of Fantasy, and his nonfiction in The Nation, The Louisville Courier-Journal, The Seattle Weekly, and The Cooper Point Journal. He is coeditor, with David Sandner, of The Treasury of the Fantastic: Romanticism to Early Twentieth Century Literature (Tachyon, 2001) and, with Hartwell, The Sword & Sorcery Anthology (Tachyon, this June). Along with his wife, Rina Weisman, and moderator Terry Bisson, he runs the SF in SF reading series in San Francisco.