Read a CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 story by Campbell nominee Benjanun Sriduangkaew

April 21st, 2014 No Comments
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Congratulations to Clockwork Phoenix 4 contributor Benjanun Sriduangkaew, who is a finalist for the 2014 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.   Benjanun has rapidly built of a body of work that has obviously caused people in the sf/fantasy field to sit up and take notice. In 2013, her stories appeared in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the End of the Road and We See a Different Frontier anthologies, and of course our own Clockwork Phoenix 4. Her story

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Read three stories from CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 3

April 17th, 2014 No Comments
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I’m pleased to be able share three stories from our anthology Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness.   Marie Brennan re-imagines the story of the expulsion from Eden in “The Gospel of Nachash.”   C.S.E. Cooney shares a dark and bittersweet tale of love, transgressions and vengeful spirits in her novelette “Braiding the Ghosts.”   Cat Rambo offers a hallucinatory future vision in “Surrogates.”   I hope you enjoy these. Come back for more!   #SFWApro

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New MYTHIC DELIRIUM x 2

April 3rd, 2014 No Comments
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We’ve just released two different issues of Mythic Delirium.   Mythic Delirium 0.4 wraps up our first year publishing our zine in digital form. This faery-themed spring issue explores myth and garden magic.   Our April featured content from our new issue is free for the pickings: “Seedpaper,” a new short story from Rhonda Parrish; and poems “a recipe” from Lynette Mejía and “Princess: A Life” from Jane Yolen, the latter a part of Jane’s new series of Sleeping Beauty-themed

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Contents of MYTHIC DELIRIUM 0.4, April-June 2014

March 17th, 2014 No Comments
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The weather might not seem to agree, but spring really is around the corner.   So is the next issue of Mythic Delirium. In honor of the season, we’ve assembled an issue loosely centered around fae creatures and garden magic. Rhonda Parrish, Cedar Sanderson and Yukimi Ogawa provide the stories this time around, with poetry from Jane Yolen, Mari Ness, Beth Cato, Lynette Mejía and Sandi Leibowitz.   Here’s the full table of contents for the issue, grouped by the

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Kenneth Schneyer’s CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 story a Best of Podcastle finalist

March 13th, 2014 No Comments
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So, not only is Kenneth Schneyer‘s Clockwork Phoenix 4 story “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” a finalist for the Nebula Award — the audio version is now a finalist in the Podcastle Best of 2013 poll.   I want to say again how proud we are to have given Ken’s story its first home, and we hope you’ll check it out in whichever form you prefer most.   #SFWApro

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Seeds sprout horses, angels sprout trees: New featured content for March

March 3rd, 2014 No Comments
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Our last featured story and featured poems from the digital pages of Mythic Delirium 0.3 have just gone live, with seriously surreal fiction from Robert Davies and poems from Christina Sng and Beth Cato that offer sharp contrasts in mood. Click the links below and read on:   “India Pale Angel” by Robert Davies “Dreams of Bone” by Christina Sng “Seeds” by Beth Cato   #SFWApro

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Final print issue of MYTHIC DELIRIUM: cover + table of contents

February 27th, 2014 No Comments
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Coming reasonably soon to a mailbox near you: the last print issue of Mythic Delirium — a retrospective covering the first 11 years of our 16-year life span.     Myths and Delusions • Editorial • 2 The Library, After • Shira Lipkin • 3 Mythic Delirium • Kendall Evans and David C. Kopaska-Merkel • 5 The Wedding Party • Lucien E.G. Spelman • 7 Next Time Write It Down • Charles M. Saplak • 10 The true poem •

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 short story by Kenneth Schneyer now Nebula Award finalist!

February 25th, 2014 2 Comments
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Our heartfelt congratulations to Kenneth Schneyer, whose short story “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” from Clockwork Phoenix 4 has been nominated by the membership of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for the 2013 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Way to go, Ken!   Ken’s story is doubly crowdfunded. “Selected Program Notes” is part of a series of stories written for his successful 2010 Kickstarter. And of course, Clockwork Phoenix 4

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Celebrating our staff: PEN PAL by Francesca Forrest

February 17th, 2014 No Comments
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Francesca Forrest, our assistant copy editor for Mythic Delirium and Clockwork Phoenix, has a mythic and interstitial novel out, Pen Pal, that’s been racking up accolades since it debuted in December. Congratulations, Francesca!   By the way, Pen Pal is available as a paperback from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple.   Check out what folks have been saying about Francesca’s book: Told through letters, journal entries, news articles,

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Our MystiCon schedules

February 12th, 2014 No Comments

Anita and I will be on all kinds of panels and workshops at the upcoming MystiCon convention right here in Roanoke. I’ll be reading from my novel The Black Fire Concerto and Anita and I together will be talking about Clockwork Phoenix and anthologies in general, and Anita, it seems, will be sharing her costuming know-how just about everywhere. Here’s what our schedules look like:   Friday, Feb. 21 4 p.m. Anita. Two hour costume workshop. 7 p.m. Anita. Panel:

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