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Our August featured story and poems are live

August 7th, 2014 No Comments

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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Praise for our story from Virginia M. Mohlere in MYTHIC DELIRIUM 1.1

July 22nd, 2014 No Comments

Over at Apex Magazine, Charlotte Ashley’s “Clavis Aurea” column spotlights Virginia M. Mohlere‘s “Hold Back the Waters” from Mythic Delirium 1.1, at present only available to subscribers (ahem!). Charlotte writes:   The strength of this story is in the world building. St. Bran’s is Annabeth’s home, a place real enough that it might be right outside your door, but where everyday life is conducted with a little mystery – a little magic. … With a great mix of epic-scale powers

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Our first issue of our second year is here!

July 2nd, 2014 No Comments

The newest issue of Mythic Delirium, the July-Sept. 2014 issue, ie. Issue 1.1, is out in all the ways that we present it.   You can take a gander at the table of contents here, and read our featured content for June, which happens to be:   • “Keeper of the Wave,” a surreal and twisted tale of magic and guilt from Jamie Killen • “Main Sequence,” a poem of astronomy and identity from Saira Ali • “Bearing Witness,” another

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Table of contents: MYTHIC DELIRIUM 1.1, July-September 2014

June 23rd, 2014 No Comments

I’m thrilled to be able to share the table of contents of the next issue of Mythic Delirium, which has already gone out to subscribers and reviewers. (If you’re not a subscriber and you’d like a copy, click this link.)   This issue features several plunges into treacherous deeps. Jamie Killen and Virginia M. Mohlere share tales of grim prices paid to stave off surging waters, and Saira Ali tells a tale of island banishment. Poems in this issue exploring

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 story by Kenneth Schneyer chosen for HEIRESSES OF RUSS anthology

June 23rd, 2014 No Comments

Today we get to brag about Kenneth Schneyer’s short story from Clockwork Phoenix 4 yet again. Not only did “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” land Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon award nominations … the story was chosen by editors Melissa Scott and Steve Berman for inclusion in Heiresses of Russ 2014: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction, coming in August from Lethe Press, with a charmingly retro cover. (Clockwork Phoenix contributors Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Cat Rambo

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More reprints of stories from Clockwork Phoenix and Mythic Delirium

June 17th, 2014 No Comments

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Nicole Kornher-Stace, Marie Brennan and Mary Robinette Kowal, whose stories from our pages have been picked up for big bookstore releases.   “What Still Abides,” Marie Brennan’s dark tale from Clockwork Phoenix 4 of a ancient community’s efforts to rid themselves of a terrible curse, and “Present,” Nicole Kornher-Stace’s story from Mythic Delirium 0.3 about a mother’s desperate efforts to keep her child safe from the zombie apocalypse, will both be reappearing in Zombies:

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Ogawa, Leibowitz, Cato: June featured content online at MYTHIC DELIRIUM

June 5th, 2014 No Comments

I’m pleased to announce that the June featured story and featured poems have gone live on MythicDelirium.com, completing our fourth full issue as a digital magazine.   Our featured short story, “The Giant’s Tree” by Yukimi Ogawa, is a whimsical and touching tale rooted in Japanese folklore that bounds in some surprising directions.   Our featured poems also touch on Japanese folklore. Sandi Leibowitz describes flirtation with a dangerous edge in “Unmasking” while Beth Cato brings it all home in

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May featured content from MYTHIC DELIRIUM 0.4 now online

May 5th, 2014 No Comments
Painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, courtesy National Gallery of Art. Design by Mike and Anita Allen.

May’s features from our newest issue, Mythic Delirium 0.4, are now online.   This month’s new fiction comes from Cedar Sanderson. “Milkweed” is a bittersweet story of common ground found between human and fey.   Our poems this month take revisionist looks at time-honored fairy tale notions. “The Silver Comb” by Mari Ness adds to the terror of the banshee a twist of longing, and Jane Yolen’s “Never Told” presents us with the flip side of Happily Ever After.  

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Read a CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 story by Campbell nominee Benjanun Sriduangkaew

April 21st, 2014 No Comments

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
CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 3 trade paperback

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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