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New MYTHIC DELIRIUM x 2

April 3rd, 2014 No Comments

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

March 13th, 2014 No Comments

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

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

February 25th, 2014 2 Comments

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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Zombies, cats and telepaths: February features from MYTHIC DELIRIUM

February 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Our February featured content from the virtual pages of Mythic Delirium 0.3 has just gone live, with fiction by Kenneth Schneyer and poetry by J.C. Runolfson and David Sklar. Click the links below to check them out, click here to check out the entire issue, and click here if you’d like to subscribe.   Levels of Observation • Kenneth Schneyer Zora Neale Hurston Meets Felicia Felix-Mentor on the Road • J.C. Runolfson Cat’s Canticle • David Sklar   #SFWApro

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New featured stories and poems from our publications

January 30th, 2014 No Comments

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve expanded this website’s sample platter of what’s available in our publications by just a bit more this week.   From Clockwork Phoenix 4, we’re offering Shira Lipkin’s joyful headtrip of a tale, “Happy Hour at the Tooth and Claw.” Compare her story with Ken Schneyer’s from the same volume, and you’ll have all the proof you need that unusual formatting doesn’t scare us off.   We’re also offering some recent and classic selections from

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MYTHIC DELIRIUM 0.3 is here!

January 6th, 2014 No Comments

We’re celebrating the new year with the release of our first issue of 2014. This wintery mix, full of bones and dire straits, features stories by Nicole Kornher-Stace, Kenneth Schneyer and Robert Davies, and poems by Lisa M. Bradley, Sandi Leibowitz, J.C. Runolfson, David Sklar, Christina Sng and Beth Cato. To receive the full issue, you can subscribe, or purchase individual copies at Weightless Books or Amazon.   Our January content is already online. Nicole Kornher-Stace brings us a harrowing

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December’s featured story and poems from MYTHIC DELIRIUM now live

December 2nd, 2013 No Comments

December’s featured content from Mythic Delirium 0.2 went live on Dec. 1, including a quirky tale of faeries, tattoos and addiction from David Sklar, an equally quirky poem from David about onion layers, and a poem of inconvenient bees from Brigitte N. McCray. Enjoy!   Flap • David Sklar   The Girl Who Learned to Live with Bees in Her Hair • Brigitte N. McCray   The Onion Prince • David Sklar   #SFWApro

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Read a story by Kenneth Schneyer from CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4

November 20th, 2013 No Comments

Continuing my “better late that never” philosophy this week, I’m proud to be able to share with with you this free-to-read sample story from the pages of Clockwork Phoenix 4.   I’ll share a little secret. Kenneth Schneyer’s short story “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” was the very first arrival when we opened to submissions for the anthology in October 2012 — and it set a very high bar for the 1,400 stories that

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