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More reprints of stories from Clockwork Phoenix and Mythic Delirium

June 17th, 2014 No Comments

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Nicole Kornher-Stace, Marie Brennan and Mary Robinette Kowal, whose stories from our pages have been picked up for big bookstore releases.   “What Still Abides,” Marie Brennan’s dark tale from Clockwork Phoenix 4 of a ancient community’s efforts to rid themselves of a terrible curse, and “Present,” Nicole Kornher-Stace’s story from Mythic Delirium 0.3 about a mother’s desperate efforts to keep her child safe from the zombie apocalypse, will both be reappearing in Zombies:

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Ogawa, Leibowitz, Cato: June featured content online at MYTHIC DELIRIUM

June 5th, 2014 No Comments

I’m pleased to announce that the June featured story and featured poems have gone live on MythicDelirium.com, completing our fourth full issue as a digital magazine.   Our featured short story, “The Giant’s Tree” by Yukimi Ogawa, is a whimsical and touching tale rooted in Japanese folklore that bounds in some surprising directions.   Our featured poems also touch on Japanese folklore. Sandi Leibowitz describes flirtation with a dangerous edge in “Unmasking” while Beth Cato brings it all home in

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May featured content from MYTHIC DELIRIUM 0.4 now online

May 5th, 2014 No Comments
Painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, courtesy National Gallery of Art. Design by Mike and Anita Allen.

May’s features from our newest issue, Mythic Delirium 0.4, are now online.   This month’s new fiction comes from Cedar Sanderson. “Milkweed” is a bittersweet story of common ground found between human and fey.   Our poems this month take revisionist looks at time-honored fairy tale notions. “The Silver Comb” by Mari Ness adds to the terror of the banshee a twist of longing, and Jane Yolen’s “Never Told” presents us with the flip side of Happily Ever After.  

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Read a CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 story by Campbell nominee Benjanun Sriduangkaew

April 21st, 2014 No Comments

Congratulations to Clockwork Phoenix 4 contributor Benjanun Sriduangkaew, who is a finalist for the 2014 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.   Benjanun has rapidly built of a body of work that has obviously caused people in the sf/fantasy field to sit up and take notice. In 2013, her stories appeared in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the End of the Road and We See a Different Frontier anthologies, and of course our own Clockwork Phoenix 4. Her story

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Read three stories from CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 3

April 17th, 2014 No Comments
CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 3 trade paperback

I’m pleased to be able share three stories from our anthology Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness.   Marie Brennan re-imagines the story of the expulsion from Eden in “The Gospel of Nachash.”   C.S.E. Cooney shares a dark and bittersweet tale of love, transgressions and vengeful spirits in her novelette “Braiding the Ghosts.”   Cat Rambo offers a hallucinatory future vision in “Surrogates.”   I hope you enjoy these. Come back for more!   #SFWApro

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New MYTHIC DELIRIUM x 2

April 3rd, 2014 No Comments

We’ve just released two different issues of Mythic Delirium.   Mythic Delirium 0.4 wraps up our first year publishing our zine in digital form. This faery-themed spring issue explores myth and garden magic.   Our April featured content from our new issue is free for the pickings: “Seedpaper,” a new short story from Rhonda Parrish; and poems “a recipe” from Lynette Mejía and “Princess: A Life” from Jane Yolen, the latter a part of Jane’s new series of Sleeping Beauty-themed

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Kenneth Schneyer’s CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 story a Best of Podcastle finalist

March 13th, 2014 No Comments

So, not only is Kenneth Schneyer‘s Clockwork Phoenix 4 story “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” a finalist for the Nebula Award — the audio version is now a finalist in the Podcastle Best of 2013 poll.   I want to say again how proud we are to have given Ken’s story its first home, and we hope you’ll check it out in whichever form you prefer most.   #SFWApro

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Seeds sprout horses, angels sprout trees: New featured content for March

March 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Our last featured story and featured poems from the digital pages of Mythic Delirium 0.3 have just gone live, with seriously surreal fiction from Robert Davies and poems from Christina Sng and Beth Cato that offer sharp contrasts in mood. Click the links below and read on:   “India Pale Angel” by Robert Davies “Dreams of Bone” by Christina Sng “Seeds” by Beth Cato   #SFWApro

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 short story by Kenneth Schneyer now Nebula Award finalist!

February 25th, 2014 2 Comments

Our heartfelt congratulations to Kenneth Schneyer, whose short story “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” from Clockwork Phoenix 4 has been nominated by the membership of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for the 2013 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Way to go, Ken!   Ken’s story is doubly crowdfunded. “Selected Program Notes” is part of a series of stories written for his successful 2010 Kickstarter. And of course, Clockwork Phoenix 4

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Zombies, cats and telepaths: February features from MYTHIC DELIRIUM

February 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Our February featured content from the virtual pages of Mythic Delirium 0.3 has just gone live, with fiction by Kenneth Schneyer and poetry by J.C. Runolfson and David Sklar. Click the links below to check them out, click here to check out the entire issue, and click here if you’d like to subscribe.   Levels of Observation • Kenneth Schneyer Zora Neale Hurston Meets Felicia Felix-Mentor on the Road • J.C. Runolfson Cat’s Canticle • David Sklar   #SFWApro

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