Tuesday, February 12, 2019

MYTHIC #9 Cover Reveal

Hi folks! I also wanted to reveal the cover for the soon to be released ninth issue of MYTHIC: A Quarterly Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine. I will post very soon with the full table of contents. It's going to be a great issue.

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I've Launched a GoFundMe Campaign for MYTHIC

One of the challenges of an ongoing publication is financial. We all know it costs money for the cover art, the design work, and most importantly, for the fiction. That funding has to keep flowing in the form of subscriptions, possibly advertising, and more recently through crowdfunding platforms like Patreon. (A shout out to the patrons!)

I've not made it a secret that I want MYTHIC to be a professional paying market. I said that before Issue #1 appeared in December of 2016. As it stands though, MYTHIC is a semi-pro market. The lofty goal of 8 CENTS A WORD is off in the distance from the 1 CENT A WORD I can currently pay. Since it is a quarterly magazine, I like to have several stories per issue. At least 10 but often more. That adds up.

All of this leads me to announce that I've established a campaign on GoFundMe to help raise the funds I need to keep putting out issues of MYTHIC. I'm at the point where I need to throw out all the stops. Please consider donating.

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Thanks for reading everyone.

Shaun Kilgore
Editor, MYTHIC

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

MYTHIC #8 Now Available!

Everyone, I am very happy to announce that MYTHIC #8 is finally available. I've had some complications and some setbacks that have made this issue and the next one very late. I am working to fix that. You will be able to see Issue #9 shortly as well.

Right now I'm reading submissions intended to fill Issue #10 and #11 this year. In fact, the current reading period has about a week left. All that said, I should have the schedule for MYTHIC back on track in the next few weeks. So, hurray!

But, now back to the current issue that is on sale. You can buy it from Amazon and other retailers online. You can pick up electronic copies by visiting Payhip.

MYTHIC #8 features the following stories

Unquenchable Flame by E.L. Bates
Morning Bells Are Ringing by Peri. L. Fletcher
Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On by Joanna Hoyt
Julia Dream by David Taub
Giving Back by Lonnie Bricker
The Long-Maintained Fates of the Norns by Wendy Nikel
Water of Life by F.J. Bergmann
Murder and Mayhem by Sean Patrick Hazlett
Dust Mote by Mike Adamson
The Door in the Woods by M.A. Smith
Transcend by Shaun Kilgore

I appreciate your patience as I get all of this sorted out so everyone receives MYTHIC: A Quarterly Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine.

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