Friday, July 14, 2017

News: MYTHIC 2017 Subscription Drive

We though we'd share this information about the subscription drive underway for MYTHIC: A Quarterly Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine, a Founders House project. Here is the link or you can read about it below:

Dear Subscribers and other Friends of MYTHIC,

We’ve nearly done it. A full year of MYTHIC: A Quarterly Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine. As an editor and publisher of this great publication, I’ve had to learn many new skills and I’ve spent hours reading through many great submissions. Some of those stories made it through and have appeared in the pages of our first three issues. We have a great selection of stories waiting to be released in Issue #4 this coming September. 

Each issue continues to be packed with original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror short fiction and other nonfiction features such as book reviews as well. We hope to expand to include interviews, essays, and more. I want to thank each and every one of you for jumping on board and helping us get started. You can’t know how grateful I am for the chance to bring these stories to you each quarter. The only thing better would be able to keep doing it for years to come. 

But, producing a magazine in print with an average of 10-12 stories or 40,000 to 50,000 words per issue is not free. We’ve been trying to keep costs down, but not without some regrets that we could not pay authors more for their work. I’m very grateful for their participation despite our small venture’s limitations. Plus, there are costs for book production, copyediting, cover art and so on.

This is where all of you, subscribers and friends come into play. You have the power here. With that in mind, I want to announce that we are planning to launch our first annual subscription drive for MYTHIC. This drive will last from July 14, 2017 through September 14, 2017

Subscriptions are used to directly fund MYTHIC. The more subscribers we have the bigger our budget and the more that we can pay the authors. As a writer myself, I know the importance of compensating my colleagues for their entertaining stories. Higher rates is a key goal of this drive. Ideally, I hope to pay authors a professional rate of at least 6 cents a word

So what are our subscriber goals?

250 Subscribers – We will move from our current flat rate payments to 3 cents per word for original fiction. We can pay for a year at this rate.

500 Subscribers – We did it! – We will pay 6 cents per word for original fiction. We can pay for a year at this rate. We will be able to add more nonfiction content and pay more for those features. 

750 Subscribers – A stretch goal! – We will increase author pay to 8 cents per word. We can pay a year at this rate. Word count may be expanded.

1,000 Subscribers – Super stretch goal! – We will pay 10 cents per word for original fiction. We will include all sorts of features in each regular issue of MYTHIC. Every fourth issue will be double-sized. Word counts may be expanded.

So, there you have it. Ambitious goals? Yes. But, I leave it in your hands, my friends.

Yearly subscriptions for U.S. subscribers are $40.00 plus free shipping domestically.

Yearly subscriptions for International subscribers are $60.00. (Partial shipping costs included in additional price of subscriptions.)

Individual back issues of MYTHIC are available for purchase at the $9.99 cover price.


Sincerely,

Shaun Kilgore
Editor and Publisher
MYTHIC 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Founders House Exclusive: ADR Bundle

Founders House Publishing is offering an exclusive deal. Fans of author John Michael Greer's popular peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report can now purchase the complete ten-volume set of his collected essays. We will be releasing one volume each consecutive month starting September 2017. Each volume will retail for $18.99. But, those who wish to secure the entire set ahead of time may do so right now for a reduced rate. Additionally, if you must wait to purchase, this offer will continue to be available until the last book appears in print.

We are offering all 10 volumes in a bundle for only $139.99 with free shipping in the United States. This is a $50 savings for all ten books or over 25% off each book. 

However, shipping will be included on all orders outside the U.S. and will vary depending on whether they are in Europe, Canada, or other Territories.

Those who take advantage of this exclusive pre-order offer will then receive the volumes as they are published.


$139.99 (U.S.)


$157.99 (Canada and Europe)


$169.99 (Other Territories


The Archdruid Report: The Coming of Peak Oil
Collected Essays Vol. 1, 2006-2007

The Archdruid Report: The Ecology of Collapse
Collected Essays Vol. 2, 2008

The Archdruid Report: Natural Economics
Collected Essays Vol. 3, 2009

The Archdruid Report: Green Wizardries
Collected Essays Vol. 4, 2010

The Archdruid Report: Appropriate Technologies
Collected Essays Vol. 5, 2011

The Archdruid Report: Imperial Twilight
Collected Essays Vol. 6, 2012

The Archdruid Report: The Myth of Progress
Collected Essays Vol. 7, 2013

The Archdruid Report: Facing A Hard Future
Collected Essays Vol. 8, 2014

The Archdruid Report: The Twilight of Progress
Collected Essays Vol. 9, 2015

The Archdruid Report: The Politics of Decline
Collected Essays Vol. 10, 2016-2017