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May featured works live at MYTHIC DELIRIUM: Aderman, Leibowitz, Bissett

May 9th, 2016 No Comments

Our slow reveal of our spring issue continues with the unveiling of our featured content for May.   In “The Muse,” Amy Aderman shares a thoughtful, touching tale of the prince whose transformation from swan to human remains incomplete. Sandy Leibowitz’s poem “One-Winged” approaches that story from yet another angle. Completing an anthropomorphic trifecta, Carina Bissett warns us about “Swimming with the Shark Boys.”   If you can’t wait to read the rest of the issue, you still have options!

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The spring issue of MYTHIC DELIRIUM is here!

April 4th, 2016 No Comments

The April-May-June 2016 issue of Mythic Delirium (click to view)celebrates spring with three stories of fey strangeness from three writers new to the pages of our magazine. Roshani Chokshi reveals the fate of those who seek the fox feast, Amy Aderman offers a bright take on an inescapable curse, and Alisa Alering (an alumna of Clockwork Phoenix 4) spins an ekphrastic tale of preternatural sisters.   Our poems this time come from Theodora Goss, Virginia M. Mohlere, Sandi Leibowitz, Carina

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February story and poems now live: Layton, Lindsann, Bishop

February 8th, 2016 No Comments

It’s a constant refrain here at Mythic Delirium Books right now: so much is happening that it’s a challenge to coherently chronicle it. Last week we enjoyed the unexpected but much deserved appearance of C.S.E. Cooney’s collection Bone Swans and novella “The Bone Swans of Amandale” on the 2015 Locus Recommended Reading List.   In the zine zone, we also released our featured story and featured poems for February, offering variations on hellish themes from the “pages” of the Jan.-March

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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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