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Taking stock: CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 honors so far

May 12th, 2014 2 Comments

It’s been suggested to me (by my friend Dominik Parisien, to give credit where it’s due) that I ought to do a summary of all the award nominations and other honors that the stories in Clockwork Phoenix 4 have accumulated so far. I think, for a book started from scratch via Kickstarter and unavailable in most brick-and-mortar stores, we’ve done astonishingly well. See what you think:   • “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” by

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The Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours perform poems from Mythic Delirium

May 8th, 2014 No Comments

I’ve been meaning to share this one for a while.   The Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours consist of C.S.E. Cooney, Amal El-Mohtar, Caitlyn Paxson (and sometimes Patty Templeton and/or Nicole Kornher-Stace) — all of whom have been contributors to Mythic Delirium and some to Clockwork Phoenix as well.   The Troubadours put on a performance in January and posted many videos from said performance to YouTube. With permission, I’m sharing renditions of two poems by Amal that first appeared in

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Our CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 story by Kenneth Schneyer a Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist

May 5th, 2014 No Comments

Once again, we’re extending our heartfelt congratulations to Clockwork Phoenix 4 contributor Kenneth Schneyer. His story from our pages, “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer,” is now a Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist on top of being a Nebula Award finalist.   Given by the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at Kansas University, the Sturgeon Award honors the best science fiction short stories of the year.   Ken has some great competition for both

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX stories reprinted in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SF BY WOMEN

April 25th, 2014 No Comments

I’m very proud to announce that two stories from the Clockwork Phoenix series will be included in a major new anthology, The Mammoth Book of SF by Women, edited by Alex Dally MacFarlane and due out later this year.   The stories Alex chose:   • “On the Leitmotif of the Trickster Constellation in Northern Hemispheric Star Charts, Post-Apocalypse” by Nicole Kornher-Stace from Clockwork Phoenix 4   • “Tomorrow Is Saint Valentine’s Day” by Tori Truslow from Clockwork Phoenix 3

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Contents of MYTHIC DELIRIUM 0.4, April-June 2014

March 17th, 2014 No Comments

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

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

February 27th, 2014 No Comments

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

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

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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