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Mythic Delirium Anthology

If you follow me on social media you have definitely seen me bragging about this LoL

This is the cover for the very first, Mythic Delirium print anthology:


How freaking gorgeous is that?

And did you look at the back cover? Halfway down the second column of names? THAT’S ME!


I am freaking blown away that I’m sharing a table of contents with all those amazing people. Oh. My. Gawd.

Also? I’ll say a special oh my gawd just for Jane Yolen because, c’mon! It’s Jane-freaking-Yolen. Oh my gawd!

*deep breaths*

Okay… so… yes. My short story, Seedpaper, is included in this amazing anthology. And for the record? It’s not just me who thinks it’s amazing, this anthology received a starred review by Publishers Weekly.

Look at this table of contents and you’ll get an idea of why that might be LoL:

“Myths and Delusions: An Introduction” by Mike Allen
“This Talk of Poems” by Amal El-Mohtar
“The Wives of Paris” by Marie Brennan
“Cuneiform Toast” by Sonya Taaffe
“Hexagon” by Alexandra Seidel
“Unmasking” by Sandi Leibowitz
“Ahalya: Deliverance” by Karthika Naïr
“Katabasis” by Liz Bourke
“The Art of Flying” by Georgina Bruce
“Dreams of Bone” by Christina Sng
“India Pale Angel” by Robert Davies
“a recipe” by Lynette Mejía
“Anna They Have Killed” by Jennifer Crow
“The Two Annies of Windale Road” by Patty Templeton
“Zora Neale Hurston Meets Felicia Felix-Mentor on the Road” by J.C. Runolfson
“Princess: A Life” by Jane Yolen
“Present” by Nicole Kornher-Stace
“Old Bone” by Sandi Leibowitz
“Backbone of the Home” by Lisa M. Bradley
“Flap” by David Sklar
“Rhythm of Hoof and Cry” by S. Brackett Robertson
“The Silver Comb” by Mari Ness
“Milkweed” by Cedar Sanderson
“Never Told” by Jane Yolen
“Foxfeast” by Yoon Ha Lee
“Seeds” by Beth Cato
“Seedpaper” by Rhonda Parrish
“The Onion Prince” by David Sklar
“The Girl Who Learned to Live with Bees in Her Hair” by Brigitte N. McCray
“The Giant’s Tree” by Yukimi Ogawa
“Two Ways of Lifting” by Virginia M. Mohlere
“Levels of Observation” by Kenneth Schneyer
“Cat’s Canticle” by David Sklar
“Nisei” by Beth Cato
“Echoes in the Dark” by Ken Liu
“Voyage to a Distant Star” by C.S.E. Cooney
“WereMoonMother” by Brittany Warman

Holy crap, amirite?

I get a free copy of this book because I’m a contributor, but I’m totally considering buying several more just to give out at Christmas LoL If you, too, are considering picking up a copy it’s currently available at a lot of places:

AMAZON: trade paperbackKindle
AMAZON UK: trade paperbackKindle
BARNES & NOBLE: trade paperbackNook
iTUNES: ebook
KOBO: ebook

…and if you’re coming to World Fantasy this year, bring it along. I think a lot of contributors (including the editors and myself) will be there and happy to sign it 🙂


Published: Seedpaper

Mythic Delirium 0.4Not only has my short story, Seedpaper, been published in the most recent issue of Mythic Delirium, but it is currently being featured on the website as well. You can read it complete free right here and then pop over here to read the featured poems for April by Lynette Mejía and Jane Yolen!

My list of favourite stories I’ve written is always evolving but right now Seedpaper would be in the top three so consider popping over and giving it a read. I don’t believe you’ll be disappointed if you do 🙂

Mythic Delirium 0.4

Mythic Delirium 0.4Remember how a while back I mentioned that my short story, Seedpaper, had been accepted for a future issue of Mythic Delirium?

Yeah, well, as if that wasn’t freaking amazing enough, look at this TOC:

Featured in April
“Seedpaper” by Rhonda Parrish
“a recipe” by Lynette Mejía
“Princess: A Life” by Jane Yolen

Featured in May
“Milkweed” by Cedar Sanderson
“The Silver Comb” by Mari Ness
“Never Told” by Jane Yolen

Featured in June
“The Giant’s Tree” by Yukimi Ogawa
“Unmasking” by Sandi Leibowitz
“Nisei” by Beth Cato

Holy. Shit.

I know, I know, I shouldn’t swear, but look at all the amazing people I’m sharing a table of contents with!

You’ll be able to read the stories and poems online eventually (starting in April), or you can show Mythic Delirium some extra support and get to read everything sooner rather than later, by subscribing.

Oh, and also, how amazing is that cover?


Sale: Seedpaper

Mythic Delirium MagazineI am so excited about this sale. Interestingly, I was so excited to share the news about it, that I kind of forgot to. When I got the acceptance notice it was one of those times when I read it again and again just to be sure I wasn’t misunderstanding (though the wording would have been clear as crystal to anyone other than me) and thinking I’d received an acceptance when I hadn’t. But I had! Still, superstition and paranoia meant I couldn’t talk about it publicly until I’d signed a contract. So I waited.

It wasn’t a long wait before the contract got to me, but it felt like it, because I was dying to tell people. When the contract came and I sent it back, I was so ecstatic. I could make the announcement! Except… there was a bunch of other stuff going on at that point and I didn’t want this post to get lost among the shuffle, so I filed the contract and thought, well, I’ve waited this long, I can wait a little longer.

But then because I’d filed the contract and it wasn’t in my inbox looking out at me each time I checked my email, I forgot. I didn’t forget about the acceptance, hell no, but I forgot that I hadn’t blogged about it yet.

Well, now I am. :-p

I am incredibly, over-the-moon excited to announce that my short story, Seedpaper, has been accepted for a future issue of Mythic Delirium!!!

SO exciting. For several reasons. Firstly, I love my story Seedpaper. Also? Are you kidding me? Mythic Delirium?! ZOMG!

I’d sent a couple poems to Mythic Delirium like three years ago, but otherwise I’d been too intimidated to submit there. I’d look at the name in my search results at Duotrope and shake my head. I even thought about putting the market on ignore because though I very much wanted to publish there, I didn’t think I was good enough. Didn’t think I’d make the grade and didn’t want to face the rejection letters.

I got brave enough because though I really, really love this story, I’d had a super tough time placing it (more on that later), Mythic Delirium had recently opened to fiction submissions AND I thought this piece would be a good match. So, telling myself the worst thing editor Mike Allen could say was no, I gritted my teeth and hit send on that submission.

And now, have you heard? My short story, Seedpaper, has been accepted for a future issue of Mythic Delirium!