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June featured story and poems are live: Krasnoff, Yolen, Taaffe

June 6th, 2017 No Comments

The last featured content from our April–June issue is now free for all to read, bringing our magazine’s fourth year as a digital publication to a close. In “The Ladder-Back Chair,” Nebula Award finalist Barbara Krasnoff details a moving encounter between the living and the dead. 2017 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Jane Yolen describes a brush with grief personified in “Grave Robber.” An inscription in limestone made more than two thousand years ago inspires Ghost

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Mythic Delirium Books in the 2017 LOCUS reading list and poll

April 13th, 2017 No Comments

I’m proud to report that our anthology Clockwork Phoenix 5 made the 2016 Locus Magazine Reading List, and as a result is included in the 2017 Locus poll in the “Best Anthology” category. The poll closes Saturday (April 15.) Though it’s my name in the poll, it’s by virtue of a terrific cover and 20 excellent stories that our book made the list. The poll also included Mythic Delirium as an option for “Best Magazine,” and for the first time,

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99 cent celebration sale of Bone Swans and Clockwork Phoenix 5

March 12th, 2017 No Comments

  This sale serves as a dual celebration for Mythic Delirium Books.   We’re combining a celebration of Clockwork Phoenix 5 contributor Barbara Krasnoff’s Nebula Award nomination for her short story “Sabbath Wine” with a too-long-delayed celebration of C.S.E. Cooney’s World Fantasy Award win for her story collection Bone Swans.   We’ve reduced the prices of both ebooks to 99¢ (a $5 discount) and they’ll stay that way through March 19.   Here’s all the places you can snatch them

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Funding the Outer Dark Symposium

March 9th, 2017 No Comments

I dig the Outer Dark podcast and the fact it focuses on “the Weird” in a way that doesn’t limit the term to a mere synonym for horror with literary ambition, so when organizers Anya Martin and Scott Nicolay announced the first Outer Dark Symposium in Decatur, Georgia, I couldn’t resist the pull of temptation. The event takes place March 25, and I plan to be there, joining in with a very cool roster of guest speakers. You can read

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March features by Russo, Lindsann, Taaffe are live, and MYTHIC DELIRIUM is open to submissions

March 1st, 2017 2 Comments

The first day of March unlocks new fiction and poetry here at the home of Mythic Delirium magazine, and it unlocks a chance for more poets and fictioneers to join in this venture going forward. • In “Observations on the Trees of Peace, the Chirping Lizards, and the Sea at the End of the World,” Patricia Russo takes us on a strange anthropological journey that involves trees that may be sentient and lizards that may be emissaries from the afterlife.

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 story by Barbara Krasnoff a finalist for Nebula Awards

February 20th, 2017 No Comments

I was gobsmacked (in the best possible way) to learn this morning that Barbara Krasnoff‘s story from Clockwork Phoenix 5, “Sabbath Wine,” is a finalist for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Short Story! To celebrate, and to make the task easier for Nebula voters, we’ve made the story available online here for all to read. You can also watch Barbara read excerpts from her story during the February 2016 New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. I’m honored to

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Top 20 most read stories and poems in (the second half of) 2016

January 4th, 2017 No Comments

So here’s a fun thing I realized I could do. Inspired by my colleagues over at Black Gate, where, in another geologic era, I was a quasi-occasional guest blogger, I’ve assembled a list of the most-read stories and poems on this website from the beginning of July through the end of December 2016. Why only half the year? I’ll try to keep it short and amusing. I’m not a luddite, but neither am I a technophile, so I don’t rush

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 stories on Tangent Online 2016 Recommended Reading List

January 4th, 2017 No Comments

Short fiction review site Tangent Online has released its 2016 Recommended Reading List, which includes eight of the twenty stories from Clockwork Phoenix 5. They are:   “The Wind at His Back” by Jason Kimble “The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me” by Rachael K. Jones “The Perfect Happy Family” by Patricia Russo “Squeeze” by Rob Cameron “The Sorcerer of Etah” by Gray Rinehart “The Trinitite Golem” by Sonya Taaffe “The Games We Play” by Cassandra Khaw “Innumerable Glimmering

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Our first Mythic Delirium issue of 2017 is live

January 2nd, 2017 No Comments

Mythic Delirium starts off 2017 with a new issue and new ways to subscribe. As of this month, we’ve joined Amazon Newsstand, which means that it’s now possible to purchase full-year subscriptions to Mythic Delirium through Kindle. My thanks to Clarkesworld publisher Neil Clarke, both for encouraging me to keep trying when initial corporate responses seemed unreceptive, and then for patiently talking me through the counter-intuitive setup process, heh, heh. So here’s a full directory for where you can subscribe

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 stories selected for YEAR’S BEST anthologies

December 22nd, 2016 No Comments

So this is the fun part of putting together these Clockwork Phoenix anthologies, or at least one of the most fun parts. Two of the stories from Clockwork Phoenix 5 have been picked to reappear in “Best of the Year” anthologies. Rich Larson‘s “Innumerable Glimmering Lights” has pulled a double whammy. His stunningly poetic tale of an octopoid alien society’s struggle with superstition will be reappearing in both Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2017 and Gardner

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