Saturday, August 18, 2018

Writing Again and A Bit About My Magazine

After three days away from the novel, I came back to it again and exceeded my daily target for words. (I did 1,231 words.) Pretty good thing since I was feeling lousy most of the day. I wasn't sure I'd make it back to the book. So, yay!

In other worlds, I'm an editor of a fledgling sci-fi and fantasy short story magazine called MYTHIC: A Quarterly Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine. As of this writing, I'm working on getting out issue #7, the Summer 2018 issue. I'm behind schedule with releases due to the personal situations that occurred earlier in the year.

I enjoy reading the stories but it is tough to put the magazine together and I'm sort of limited with what I can do based on a lack of any real budget. At this point, looking for ways to more fully fund MYTHIC so I can pay authors at professional level rates, the sort that get you noticed by the industry and groups like SFWA.

That's my dream for the magazine anyways.

The magazine was created originally as a print-only venture as I still prefer the physical book to the ebook, but I've had to reassess that decision over time and have added ebook editions of the magazine. Even more recently, I've learned to format the electronic versions myself and now am offering them more directly through an e-commerce service called Payhip. Here's the storefront for my publishing company, Founders House Publishing, which currently has all published issues of MYTHIC plus a 4-issue bundle of the first year's worth of the magazine. (Use the Code: MYTHIC40 to get 40% off!)

That's the thing about all of this, I'm always learning something. In fact, I need to keep learning in this business just so I have a chance of making the sort of progress I want. The next thing I will do with MYTHIC is offer ebook subscriptions using Payhip's subscriber option. Very cool and simple way to deliver subscribers their books once I get it up and running. This will be an incentive for international subscribers to pick it up without paying the hefty costs of shipping print editions. This sort of saddens me because of my love for print, but, at the same time, I want to share these stories with as many people as I can.

I want MYTHIC to thrive and there's lots of work to be done to make the possible.

Thanks for reading. Check out MYTHIC.

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