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Update on MYTHIC DELIRIUM submission reading

May 28th, 2017 No Comments

As of today, to my knowledge, I’ve reviewed every single submission that was sent during the March 1–May 1 submission window. If you haven’t heard back from me at this point, either I’m hanging on to your story or poems so Anita and I can go over them more thoroughly to make our final selections for issues 4.2 through 4.4, or your work has somehow fallen through the cracks. Queries welcome any time at mythicdelirium@gmail.com. Note 1: Having your work

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New features online by Thakrar, Cleto, Wick; submission window closes tonight

May 1st, 2017 No Comments

We start May here at Mythic Delirium Books by marking two incremental milestones. First, our May features story and featured poems from Issue 3.4 are now live on the website. Shveta Thakrar’s sinister tale “Ghost Notes” illustrates how stealing stories can also steal souls, while Sara Cleto’s poem “How to Grieve: A Primer for Witches” seeks sorcerous remedies for real pain, and Jessica P. Wick’s “The Fetch” posits magical means for reclaiming one’s own life. If you don’t want to

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Mythic Delirium Books in the 2017 LOCUS reading list and poll

April 13th, 2017 No Comments

I’m proud to report that our anthology Clockwork Phoenix 5 made the 2016 Locus Magazine Reading List, and as a result is included in the 2017 Locus poll in the “Best Anthology” category. The poll closes Saturday (April 15.) Though it’s my name in the poll, it’s by virtue of a terrific cover and 20 excellent stories that our book made the list. The poll also included Mythic Delirium as an option for “Best Magazine,” and for the first time,

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MYTHIC DELIRIUM spring issue is live: new features by Walters, Yolen, Gardner

April 2nd, 2017 No Comments

Mythic Delirium greets Spring 2017 with a heady mix that blends shades of grief and loss, yet has many rays of light to offer. Damien Angelica Walters digs to expose undercurrents of magic that guide a family through a funeral in “On Grief and the Language of Flowers: Selected Arrangements.” In Shveta Thakrar’s “Ghost Notes,” a hunger to steal the stories of others drives a sinister seduction. Barbara Krasnoff details a moving encounter between the living and the dead in

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Congratulations to our 2017 Rhysling Award nominees

March 19th, 2017 No Comments

Three poems from the 2016 issues of Mythic Delirium are contenders for this year’s Rhysling Awards, given by the members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association to honor the best speculative poems of the year. Voting is underway as I write this. The nominated poems from Mythic Delirium are: Short Poem Category “Rusalka” by Jane Yolen   Long Poem Category “When the Gunman Comes” by Edith Hope Bishop “Im Wald” by Sandi Leibowitz Congratulations and good luck to Jane, Edie

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99 cent celebration sale of Bone Swans and Clockwork Phoenix 5

March 12th, 2017 No Comments

  This sale serves as a dual celebration for Mythic Delirium Books.   We’re combining a celebration of Clockwork Phoenix 5 contributor Barbara Krasnoff’s Nebula Award nomination for her short story “Sabbath Wine” with a too-long-delayed celebration of C.S.E. Cooney’s World Fantasy Award win for her story collection Bone Swans.   We’ve reduced the prices of both ebooks to 99¢ (a $5 discount) and they’ll stay that way through March 19.   Here’s all the places you can snatch them

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Funding the Outer Dark Symposium

March 9th, 2017 No Comments

I dig the Outer Dark podcast and the fact it focuses on “the Weird” in a way that doesn’t limit the term to a mere synonym for horror with literary ambition, so when organizers Anya Martin and Scott Nicolay announced the first Outer Dark Symposium in Decatur, Georgia, I couldn’t resist the pull of temptation. The event takes place March 25, and I plan to be there, joining in with a very cool roster of guest speakers. You can read

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March features by Russo, Lindsann, Taaffe are live, and MYTHIC DELIRIUM is open to submissions

March 1st, 2017 2 Comments

The first day of March unlocks new fiction and poetry here at the home of Mythic Delirium magazine, and it unlocks a chance for more poets and fictioneers to join in this venture going forward. • In “Observations on the Trees of Peace, the Chirping Lizards, and the Sea at the End of the World,” Patricia Russo takes us on a strange anthropological journey that involves trees that may be sentient and lizards that may be emissaries from the afterlife.

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 story by Barbara Krasnoff a finalist for Nebula Awards

February 20th, 2017 No Comments

I was gobsmacked (in the best possible way) to learn this morning that Barbara Krasnoff‘s story from Clockwork Phoenix 5, “Sabbath Wine,” is a finalist for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Short Story! To celebrate, and to make the task easier for Nebula voters, we’ve made the story available online here for all to read. You can also watch Barbara read excerpts from her story during the February 2016 New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. I’m honored to

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“The Cartographer’s Price” by Suzanne J. Willis is an Aurealis Award finalist

February 19th, 2017 No Comments

I’m thrilled to report that Suzanne J. Willis‘s surreal sorcery story “The Cartographer’s Price” from Mythic Delirium 3.1 (July–September 2016) is a finalist for the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Story. The Aurealis Awards recognize achievements in Australian science fiction, fantasy, and horror, with the results decided by panels of judges. The winners will be announced April 14; we wish Suzanne the best of luck. “The Cartographer’s Price” was one of the most popular stories on our site during

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