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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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June featured content live at MYTHIC DELIRIUM: Howe, Theodoridou, Parisien

June 2nd, 2015 No Comments

Just after finishing our successful Kickstarter campaign for Clockwork Phoenix 5, we complete the second year of Mythic Delirium Mark II with our featured content for June.   In “‘Kid’ Cooper & the Blackwood Ape-Man,” Adam Howe fuses history and folklore to sculpt a rollicking tale set in the American South. With sharp strokes, Natalia Theodoridou reexamines a gruesome Greek tragedy in “Philomela in Seven Movements.” Dominik Parisien wryly muses on the monstrous nature of art and the artistic nature

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May MYTHIC DELIRIUM features are live: Randall, Yolen

May 6th, 2015 No Comments

The big event here at Mythic Delirium Books is of course the Clockwork Phoenix 5 Kickstarter, which as of this writing is one quarter funded. We’re offering many of our books as rewards and giveaway prizes, and a number of other things besides. You can check it all out here.   But there’s new bounty in the Mythic Delirium pasture, too. Our featured story and poems for May are live on our site.   Jessy Randall offers a delightfully dark

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Rites of spring: MYTHIC DELIRIUM marks 2 years in digital format

April 2nd, 2015 No Comments

Now available via subscription and on Amazon/Weightless, with April featured content live on our site:   Our latest issue caps off the first two years of Mythic Delirium as a digital ’zine with a sampling of strange horror, stranger science fiction and weird alternate history.   For our fiction offerings, C.S. MacCath combines Norse mythology with quantum theory in “Sing the Crumbling City,” Jessy Randall’s “Maybe a Witch Lives There” supplies a wicked homage to Shirley Jackson, and Adam Howe’s

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March featured content from MYTHIC DELIRIUM: Llewellyn, Johnson, Gailey

March 2nd, 2015 No Comments

The rollout of our treasures from Mythic Delirium 1.3 concludes with our new features for March:   • Livia Llewellyn’s unsettling “Pureland” plunges into a dire situation to reveal unexpected transformations; • The theme of transformation continues in John Philip Johnson’s enigmatic “Love Song”; • Jeannine Hall Gailey sets us down on a note both cautionary and hopeful as she provides “A Primer for Reading 23 Pairs of Chromosomes, or, Introduction to Your Own Personal Genome Project.”   The next

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Mythic Delirium 1.4: announcing contents, cover and a special debut

February 11th, 2015 No Comments

I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover and contents for the next issue of Mythic Delirium — Number 1.4, April-June 2015. This is the issue that will mark two years of our zine’s reincarnation as a newfangled digital thing.   I’m also honored to actually have the bragging rights to the following bit of news: this upcoming cover marks the American debut of Italian sequential artist Elena de’ Grimani, creator of the vampire comic book and character Rigel,

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February features are live! New works by Moraine, Muslim, Thomas

February 2nd, 2015 No Comments

The rollout of our treasures from Mythic Delirium 1.3 continues with our new features for February:   • Sunny Moraine provides a tale of hostile forces and divine desert vengeance in “A Shadow on the Sky”; • Kristine Ong Muslim introduces us to the surreal wonders found “Even in Arcadia”; • Sheree Renée Thomas lets us experience a “Visitation of the Oracle at McKain Street.”   We hope you enjoy these winter offerings. If you can’t wait for what awaits

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The first Mythic Deliriums of 2015: features by Kishore, Thakrar, Thomas

January 12th, 2015 No Comments

Our first issue of the new year is here, and this is how we’re pitching it:   A family copes with a pall of silence as a physical phenomenon. A doomed guide leads a pair of foreigners on a desert journey to meet her people’s terrifying and merciless protector. A disturbing incident in a university dorm begins an unsettling transformation. Divine beings dare to venture from their ocean homes, oracles warn of floods, and dreams leak from the eyes of

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