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Mythic Delirium story makes 2016 Best of Year anthology

January 25th, 2016 No Comments

Anita and I want to extend our proud congratulations to Swapna Kishore, whose short story “The Absence of Words” from our January-March 2015 issue is going to be reprinted in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2016, forthcoming from Prime Books.   We’re really happy for Swapna, and pleased that her haunting story will get a chance to reach a new audience.   We’re also delighted for reasons of enlightened self-interest. The Clockwork Phoenix books have had

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Mythic Delirium Books award eligibility post; C.S.E. Cooney BONE SWANS novella available now online

January 21st, 2016 No Comments

I’m a bit behind everyone else in posting something like this, to which I apologize to the authors, who all deserve as much attention as possible for their terrific work. I have a reasonable excuse, though, as for the past three and a half months I’ve been preoccupied with finalizing all the e-book and paperback editions of books that I owed the backers of the Clockwork Phoenix 5 Kickstarter. There’s still plenty more to be done, but I’ve reached a

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The first MYTHIC DELIRIUM of 2016! Features from Finch, Leibowitz, Frederick

January 17th, 2016 No Comments

Hello, everyone! I hope the new year has been good to you so far.   Here at Mythic Delirium Books, we have a lot going on in the first half of 2016, not least of which is the release of our first Mythic Delirium issue of the year.   In our January-March 2016 issue, Sheila Finch, Janna Layton, and Jeannette Ng provide fantasy tales that have embedded within them thoughtful takes on Christian themes, in the best traditions of Stephen

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December MYTHIC DELIRIUM features: Fogg, Thakrar, Runolfson

December 2nd, 2015 No Comments

The last featured story and featured poems from the October-December issue of Mythic Delirium have now gone live.   We finish the year with a cosmic trinity. Vanessa Fogg weaves a modern lunar fable in “Moon Story”; Shveta Thakrar spins a wistful reverie of heavenly angling in “Star Fishing”; J.C. Runolfson puts a gas giant in his place in “Jupiter Dis(mis)sed.”   The first issue of 2016 is coming together nicely (despite the demands of holidays and Kickstarter obligations) with

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November MYTHIC DELIRIUM features now live + CLOCKWORK PHOENIX/MYTHIC DELIRIUM submissions update

November 3rd, 2015 No Comments

Today is Election Day here in the United States, so I’m particularly pleased at the timeliness of our featured story for November, Michael J. DeLuca’s “The Coup in Elfland.” It’s a dark, surreal political fable (or maybe unfable) written in tribute to the writings of Lord Dunsany and Miguel Ángel Asturias.   Our featured poems this month, “Artifacts” by Judith Roney (a newcomer to our pages) and “Aetiologies” by Sonya Taaffe (a longtime regular contributor, going back to our early

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The October-December MYTHIC DELIRIUM is here

October 1st, 2015 No Comments

The autumn 2015 issue of Mythic Delirium is here, full of not-so-straightforward takes on love and revolution and celestial mayhem. Check it out on the web here.   In our fiction offerings for this quarter, Fred Coppersmith cautions us about the devastating power of words (and words of power), Michael J. DeLuca demonstrates that even fantasy lands aren’t safe from the brutality of politics, and Vanessa Fogg shows us that even when ensconced in a lunar wonderland, the grass is

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New review for BONE SWANS + Mind Meld + BEST HORROR recommended reading

September 30th, 2015 No Comments

Another praise-filled review has appeared for C.S.E. Cooney’s debut fiction collection Bone Swans, this one from prolific book blogger Little Red Reviewer:   Claire Cooney’s writing style is lyrical, playful, poetic, and gleeful. It reflects the pure joy she gets from the act of storytelling. You know that look on a child’s face when they’re telling you a new joke they’ve learned? they get this “boy are you gonna love this!” look on their face? You almost don’t want to

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New MYTHIC DELIRIUM features, new BONE SWANS review

September 2nd, 2015 No Comments

September is here, and this means that we have gifts to share, a new story and two new poems, to help you prepare for fall.   • In “Sophia’s Legacy,” Barbara Krasnoff shares a sorcerous tale of a chess game played across time, with more at stake than any of the players realize. • “Four Chambers” by Shira Lipkin examines a torn yet resilient heart, and • “Dorothy Before Oz” by Jane Yolen both extends and subverts that classic tale.

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New story and poems at Mythic Delirium: Khaw, Strom-Martin, Abad

August 3rd, 2015 No Comments

Our August features at Mythic Delirium are live on the website now. Have yourself a look!   August 2015 featured story: Cassandra Khaw introduces us to a sea witch with godlike powers who sets out to atone for a terrible wrong in “Her Pound of Flesh.”   August 2015 featured poems: Hannah Strom-Martin examines the qualities that comprise “The Villain’s Coat,” while Anne Carly Abad grants us a glimpse into “The Secret Lives of Cabinets.”   Eager to read the

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The July-September MYTHIC DELIRIUM is live!

July 6th, 2015 No Comments

Mythic Delirium begins its third year as a digital publication (yes, two whole years have past since our print-to-electronic metamorphosis, wow) with three tales of magical protagonists haunted by past events. (See the new issue here.)   We join a vampire moving in the worlds of high fashion and higher powers; a sea witch crashing a royal wedding with a (familial) blood score to settle; an enchanted chess game with life-and-death consequences, with the opponents separated by a century.  

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