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[Publisher] Mythic Delirium Books / Clockwork Phoenix

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 is open to submissions!
The reading window closes July 26.



More stories of beauty and strangeness is the theme. :)

Thought I'd add this antho market. Apologies, folks, for I'd meant to add this much much sooner. I heard about CP 5 right after the Kickstarter succeeded; I hadn't known it was ongoing at all. o_O

More details on the MD Books site.

READING PERIOD: We are open to submissions until July 26.

Best of luck to you, sff writers.

Disclaimer: I proofread Clockwork Phoenix 3. Back in 2010.

I enjoyed it. Ones I liked best: C.S.E. Cooney's "Braiding the Ghosts"*, John C. Wright's complex timewarp story, Gemma Files' "Hell Friend"... lots of goodies. And Tanith Lee (I got to proofread one of my very favoritest authors EVER--!)... enough said.

* This is one of the sample stories on the site. :D
 

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A few years ago, I agreed with that assessment. By now, I've seen too many high-profile anthologies with Name Authors go the Kickstarter route. It's a way to guarantee production funding and a minimum payout to the authors. It's mostly legitimate, but do your research on each group, obviously. In the case of Clockwork Phoenix, it's a respected enough market that I'd do it for the street cred.

I'd rather send a story to a openly-declared, funded Kickstarted antho than to a small-press hiding its cash-flow problems behind walls of 'we are a happy family, we expect you to all pitch in and help market, edit, etc.'
 

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Also, they're paying .06 per word, which is already a rate I'd be happy with for a story sale, even discounting the likelihood (or non) of any royalties. If they're using Kickstarter to collect the money to pay writers, I have no problem with that.
 

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