I'm back again with some updates. As of this writing, MYTHIC #17 is nearly ready to be released. Also, I have selected the stories for MYTHIC #18 and soon, MYTHIC #19. I'm a bit ahead of schedule, but excited to resume quarterly publication of the magazine.
I've talked about setbacks in the past, but right now I'm just going to focus on the positive strides that have been made—and the efforts that have been made to keep MYTHIC alive. I've had some great support in that aim, but this magazine needs all of you, readers and writers alike to keep it around and thriving.
With that all that in mind, I'm going to share a few more items.
As you can see I'm sharing the cover for forthcoming seventeenth issue of MYTHIC: A Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine. I will post the contents of this issue in a separate post. There were a lot of great stories this last submission period and, as always, it was super difficult to decide which ones to fit in the magazine.
What do you think of the new layout that started with Issue #16? I welcome any comments?
One of things I have always wanted was to include interior black and white artwork to be included with each story. In this way, I would move MYTHIC a bit close to the pulp magazines of the first of half of the 20th century that provided me with so much influence when starting the publication back in 2016.
I have already started making inquiries from various artists but I will say here that my budget is limited right now. I would love to find the right artist who know the style of black and white illustrations that I am looking for, who is familiar with the Pulps. I may even set up an open-call for artists.
While I did make strides with the Kickstarter subscription drive and gained lots of subscribers, it didn't go far enough and as I said in the previous editor's note, I made some mistakes. I am hoping that I can use advertising as a way to deal with those mistakes and also provide a service for those who wish to advertise science fiction and fantasy-released books, etc.
I am setting preliminary rates (they may change in price over time) for advertisement spaces that will be offered for each issue. I will give you a discount on the price if you put ads in four, successive issues of MYTHIC.
Here are the rates:
- Full-Page Ads - $100.00 per issue
- Half-Page Ads - $50.00 per issue
- Quarter-Page Ads - $25.00 per issue
That's right. We still have a Patreon page for MYTHIC that serves as as vehicle for ongoing support and another way to get an ongoing subscription to the magazine. There are a few other perks, but the biggest one is being there as one of our pillars of support to ensure that MYTHIC remains around to host great sci-fi and fantasy tales.