The MYTHIC DELIRIUM anthology is here!

October 14th, 2014 No Comments
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I’m so thrilled to announce that the first ever Mythic Delirium trade paperback anthology, with its beautiful cover from Galen Dara, is available, if not quite everywhere yet, then enough places that there’s certainly no point in keeping it a secret! (It’s basically gone live a month earlier than planned, which we had to do to have copies available for launch at the World Fantasy Convention in D.C.) I am so proud of this book and all it represents —

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Oct.-Dec. issue of MYTHIC DELIRIUM live! Plus new featured content

October 6th, 2014 No Comments
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The newest issue of Mythic Delirium is absolutely and completely alive, stepping out from behind the Veil as Halloween approaches…   This is how I tried to explain this “eclectic even by our standards” issue in my editorial:   We’re bringing 2014 to a close with a cornucopia of offerings that don’t have a theme, per se, unless a cornucopia full of diverse offerings can itself be a theme.   To mix together some metaphors, within this patchwork quilt you’ll

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY gives the MYTHIC DELIRIUM anthology a starred review

September 25th, 2014 No Comments
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I’m proud to report that the Mythic Delirium anthology, a collection that reorders the first four issues of Mythic Delirium in its new digital incarnation, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. “Proud” is kind of an understatement, actually. Read on:   Rich word choices and settings that blend speculative concepts with quotidian reality highlight this stellar anthology of prose and poetry from well-known editor Mike Allen (Clockwork Phoenix) and his wife and copublisher, Anita Allen. Imaginative ideas abound, include

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 story by Patricia Russo at Podcastle

September 25th, 2014 No Comments
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I’m lagging behind in reporting this, but better than never reporting it at all, as they say. Audio website Podcastle has posted an adaptation of Patricia Russo’s humorous and touching “The Old Woman With No Teeth” from Clockwork Phoenix 4. Wilson Fowlie and M.K. Hobson read the parts of the scribe and the Old Woman, respectively.   This is the third Podcastle adapation of a Clockwork Phoenix 4 story story. Listen to Kenneth Schneyer’s “Selected Program Notes From the Retrospective

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The MYTHIC DELIRIUM anthology: cover reveal and table of contents

September 23rd, 2014 No Comments
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Okay, so we haven’t quite kept this a secret. (How could we sit on a treasure this pretty? Seriously?)   Nonetheless, consider this the official cover reveal for the first Mythic Delirium paperback anthology. We’re proud to have Hugo Award winner Galen Dara on board as our cover artist for this first venture into not-quite-charted territory.   I add the caveat because obviously it’s not our first venture into paperback anthologies. Once upon the time there were the two MYTHIC

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Table of contents and cover reveal for MYTHIC DELIRIUM 1.2

September 21st, 2014 No Comments
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I’m delighted to unveil the cover art and table of contents for our next issue and final issue of this year, Mythic Delirium 1.2, October-December 2014. It’s a cornucopia of curious themes, uncertain faith and Shakespearian fraud, explorations of outer space and inner self, lost souls and archeological mysteries. Fiction is by Brady Golden, Sonya Taaffe and Nathaniel Lee; poetry by Michele Bannister, Rose Lemberg, Alicia Cole, Alex Dally MacFarlane and Lynette Mejía.   Featured in October “Behind Glass” by

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Gemma Files story from CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 a WSFA Small Press Award finalist

September 9th, 2014 No Comments
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So it appears the remarkable run for the stories in Clockwork Phoenix 4 isn’t over yet.   Congratulations to Gemma Files, whose dark fantasy tale “Trap-weed” is a finalist for the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction. The winner, chosen by the Washington Science Fiction Association, gets announced next month at Capclave in Maryland.   This is actually Gemma’s second Clockwork Phoenix contribution to take a shot at the WSFA. Her novelette co-written with her husband Stephen J.

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September featured works from Mythic Delirium: Mohlere, Lanagan, Taaffe

September 4th, 2014 No Comments
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Our featured content for September has gone live, which means the last remaining story and poems from Mythic Delirium 1.1 are available now for all to read.   They include:   • “Hold Back the Waters” by Virginia M. Mohlere: a story of a family’s astonishing and sometimes tragic secret. (Enthusiastic review from Charlotte Ashley of Apex Magazine here.) • “An Eyewitness Guide to the Sea Shore” by Margo Lanagan, a playful, eerie bit of mystery (written at one of

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A little progress report

September 2nd, 2014 No Comments
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This is just a quick note to let folks know how things stand in the house of Mythic Delirium.   First, submissions: as always, I have a ton of other projects going on; as a result, I’ve only this past week begun responding to submissions received for issues 1.4 and 2.1. Though I would have preferred to start reading a little bit quicker, this isn’t too far off my planned schedule. The reading window still has a month to go,

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Our August featured story and poems are live

August 7th, 2014 No Comments
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Our reveal of the contents of Mythic Delirium 1.1 continues with the release of our August featured content.   In our featured story by Saira Ali, “The Djinn” explains the terms of his banishment.   This month happens to feature three poems instead of the usual two: • Hugo, Nebula and Rhysling winner Geoffrey A. Landis revisits the myth of “Orpheus” to tell a harsh truth; • Gwynne Garfinkle draws whimsy and sorrow from old monster movies in “It’s a

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