Friday, August 19, 2016

Updates on MYTHIC: Reading Submissions, Using Patreon, And More

Back again to give you the latest news on the development of MYTHIC: A Quarterly Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine.

We've seen an uptick in the number of submissions since we've made some announcements and hope to spread the word even farther out so more people know there's a new magazine out there catering to broader visions of science fiction and fantasy stories.

I personally have started the reading process and have found some great work among the submissions thus far. As I get through them I'll start making some decisions about what stories will be chosen for our debut issue as well as what ones will be added to subsequent issues. It's my goal as editor to fill the first four issues of MYTHIC and I also plan to reveal the cover art once the content is finalized.

All of this is to say that I hope those of you interested in the goings-on around here are following the MYTHIC blog whether by email or feed reader. This is the place for updates on the status of our project.

With that in mind, I will now mention a very important update for all those interested in MYTHIC being a success and providing great pay rates for all of our authors and contributors. We have decided to use the crowdfunding platform Patreon to help us obtain the funding we need to pay for all our production costs and, in time, pay professional level rates for short fiction.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Special Offer To First 25 Subscribers!


The first 25 subscribers  will be listed, by name, on a special thank you page in MYTHIC #1.

Additionally, these subscribers will receive a 30% discount off the purchase of any book by Founders House Publishing.

 A new magazine is challenging and takes time and money to get off the ground. We want to share great stories and pay our authors. In time, we hope to reach pro-rates, but for now we heartily appreciate those writers that take a chance with us.

For all of those who support us and encourage us, we thank you. We look forward to sharing updates on the coming release of our inaugural issue. It's very exciting.

-- Shaun Kilgore

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Call For Stories and More!

MYTHIC is now looking for stories and other content to fill its pages. We've been working on the website and have been adding features including the means to purchase subscriptions to our upcoming publication. If you want to support a new home for diverse science fiction and fantasy stories, consider subscribing today.

We do have our current guidelines available for you to peruse. They will give you a sense of what we might be interested in at present. While we are taking inspiration from the variety once found in the old pulp fiction of the early to mid-20th century, we very open and inclusive in our ideas of what both genres can be if taken beyond their usual confines. But, are still welcoming to those stories that travel more well-worn paths of familiar tropes in science fiction and fantasy while adding a unique take.

Give us your visions of SF that do not include space travel, aliens, or high technology. Give us your visions of Fantasy that do not include magic, realms that seem conspicuously like medieval Europe, and dragons, dwarves, or elves.

But send them anyway if you think you have something to say with these ideas.

Also, don't be afraid to blur some lines too. Surprise us. Entertain us.

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