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June featured story and poems are live: Krasnoff, Yolen, Taaffe

June 6th, 2017 No Comments

The last featured content from our April–June issue is now free for all to read, bringing our magazine’s fourth year as a digital publication to a close. In “The Ladder-Back Chair,” Nebula Award finalist Barbara Krasnoff details a moving encounter between the living and the dead. 2017 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Jane Yolen describes a brush with grief personified in “Grave Robber.” An inscription in limestone made more than two thousand years ago inspires Ghost

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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 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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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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February features now live: new works by Little Badger, Cato, Yolen

February 5th, 2017 No Comments
Art by Paula Arwen Owen

The new month brings new features from the January–March issue. Our fiction feature for February, “The Famine King” by Darcie Little Badger, presents the legend of the wendigo from an ingeniously original angle. Beth Cato’s poem “Preventative Measures” suggests practical advice for battling monsters at an early age, while Jane Yolen’s “Feisty Girls” describes the sort of children Baba Yaga endorses. If you don’t want to wait to read the rest of the issue, and you don’t want to miss

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Top 20 most read stories and poems in (the second half of) 2016

January 4th, 2017 No Comments

So here’s a fun thing I realized I could do. Inspired by my colleagues over at Black Gate, where, in another geologic era, I was a quasi-occasional guest blogger, I’ve assembled a list of the most-read stories and poems on this website from the beginning of July through the end of December 2016. Why only half the year? I’ll try to keep it short and amusing. I’m not a luddite, but neither am I a technophile, so I don’t rush

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Our first Mythic Delirium issue of 2017 is live

January 2nd, 2017 No Comments

Mythic Delirium starts off 2017 with a new issue and new ways to subscribe. As of this month, we’ve joined Amazon Newsstand, which means that it’s now possible to purchase full-year subscriptions to Mythic Delirium through Kindle. My thanks to Clarkesworld publisher Neil Clarke, both for encouraging me to keep trying when initial corporate responses seemed unreceptive, and then for patiently talking me through the counter-intuitive setup process, heh, heh. So here’s a full directory for where you can subscribe

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2016 award eligibility post from Mythic Delirium Books

December 8th, 2016 1 Comment

It’s that time — in fact, a bit past the time — to create a post that makes it easier for readers to peruse all the things we published in 2016, for purposes of consideration for awards, or simply for the fun of exploring and catching up on what you might have missed. In April, we produced Clockwork Phoenix 5, the newest installment in our anthology series showcasing “stories of beauty and strangeness” and our biggest yet. The book itself

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Features in December: Reinhardt, Leibowitz, Gailey + ISFDB archives

December 6th, 2016 No Comments

So here we are, almost to the end of 2016, and our last pieces of featured fiction and poetry for the year are available now for everybody to read. In Chris Reinhardt’s first published story, “Fade to Glass,” we get a charming combination of the comical and mystical, as a hapless soul’s strange condition attracts cult worship and government experiments. Accomplished poets Sandi Leibowitz and Jeannine Hall Gailey, whose many contributions go back to our days as a print zine,

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