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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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November features are up at MYTHIC DELIRIUM: Radcliffe, Garfinkle, Ness

November 6th, 2016 No Comments
Cover art by Bill Rutherfoord

Looking for something to read that isn’t (overtly) about partisan politics? The November features from our October-December 2016 issue (click here to view) have gone live. Here’s what we’ve got for you: In the tradition of Robert W. Service, TJ Radcliffe offers a verse narrative about dark supernatural doings across the sands of Mars in “The Revenge of Hillier’s Belle.” In our first featured poem, “Champagne Ivy,” Gwynne Garfinkle explores the tragedy of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde from a

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5 Stories from CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5

October 19th, 2016 No Comments

As Anita and I prepare for an appearance next week at the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio, we decided to renew a Clockwork Phoenix tradition. With the release of each volume, we have made a few of the stories from the anthology available free to read, as a sort of sampler platter. Though our plan all along has been to do the same with the new book, life circumstances had delayed us. But no longer! To make up for

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The autumn issue of Mythic Delirium is here

October 2nd, 2016 No Comments
Cover art by Bill Rutherfoord

Our fall 2016 issue (click here to view) has arrived, and it is full of ghosts who walk the Earth (or Mars) and people who become as ghosts. In Andrew Gilstrap’s short fiction debut, a man in black with a guitar has a thing or two to share with a roomful of music fans about the afterlife. TJ Radcliffe gives us a story in verse about supernatural vengeance across the sands of Mars. Chris Reinhardt, in his fiction debut, shares

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September features live at MYTHIC DELIRUM: Ogawa, Rath, Yolen

September 1st, 2016 No Comments
Cover art by Lissanne Lake

The featured story and featured poems from the electronic pages of Mythic Delirium 3.1 have gone live for the month of September, meaning the entire issue is now free for all to read. Our newest features are: • “Left Behind,” a wonderful science fiction/magical realism/mythology mashup from Yukimi Ogawa. • Kavitha Rath’s “Morgan Le Fay at the Downtown Mall,” a dark mediation on magic and myth in the modern age. • “Rusalka” by Jane Yolen, an uncompromising meditation on a

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August features live at Mythic Delirium: Sriduangkaew, Silveira, Hoffmann

August 8th, 2016 No Comments
Cover art by Lissanne Lake

The featured story and featured poems from the electronic pages of Mythic Delirium 3.1 have gone live for the month of August. They include: • “Comet’s Call,” a science fiction story from Benjanun Sriduangkaew about a mercenary arms trader who is herself a living weapon. • “I learned” by Lyndsey Silveira, a beautiful poem about wolf’s teeth and wisdom imparted. • Ada Hoffmann’s “Million-Year Elegies: Edmontonia,” a wry look at evolutionary misunderstandings and the value of an armored shell. Enjoy!

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The summer issue of Mythic Delirium is live!

July 5th, 2016 No Comments

This newest issue kicks off the fourth year of Mythic Delirium Mark II, and it launches as Anita and I prepare to see friends and hawk our wares at Readercon.   Our summer offering gives center stage to a trio of voices from the far side of the world: Suzanne J. Willis brings a beautiful and gruesome story of maps inked on skin and where they lead; Benjanun Sriduangkaew shares a story of a space-faring arms dealer who is herself

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Our new alphabetical site map

June 8th, 2016 No Comments

Mythic Delirium Books at last has a site map!   On this page, you can find all the stories and poems from all the online issues of Mythic Delirium, sorted alphabetically by author. The index also includes all the stories from the Clockwork Phoenix anthology series and in C.S.E. Cooney’s collection Bone Swans, with links to the landing pages for the individual books.     I gotta give a shout of gratitude to Jacob Clifton, who super-generously made this page

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June features live at Mythic Delirium: Alering, Ausema, Odasso

June 6th, 2016 No Comments

Our June featured poems and story from the electronic pages of Mythic Delirium 2.4 have gone live on our website, wrapping up three full years of digital zinesterhood.   Alisa Alering’s “We Will Hold,” inspired by a remarkable ceramic sculpture by Pam Stern, shares a surreal, eerie and unforgettable tale of five sisters with a special bond.   Daniel Ausema makes his Mythic Delirium debut with “Beings of Air,” a wistful science fiction poem, while A.J. Odasso offers an evocative,

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