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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4: official table of contents

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(NOTE: This is culled from a recently posted update on the Clockwork Phoenix 4 Kickstarter. If you’re a backer, and you haven’t read the full update yet, I recommend that you do. It’s chock full of things you need to know, much of it time sensitive.)

I’m thrilled to be able to share the official table of contents of Clockwork Phoenix 4.

This is a truly international anthology – with contributors hailing from seven countries – that encompasses off-beat takes on sf, fantasy, horror, or combinations of two or more, as well as interstitial works that just can’t be easily classified.

We received more than 1,400 story submissions during our reading window, and we whittled them down to sixteen short stories and two novelettes that all together total 87,000 words, making this the largest volume in the series by far. All of the writers have received their contracts and I’ve begun sending them their payments. This crucial stage is what the Kickstarter was all about; I wouldn’t be able to pay the writers at all, much less offer them a worthy pay rate per word for their work, without the generosity and support of all our backers, and of those who helped us out in other ways.

I’ll be publishing Clockwork Phoenix 4 simultaneously in trade paperback and e-book formats. I’m aiming for a June release, and then an official reading and launch party at ReaderCon in Boston in July, the same convention where I officially launched the Kickstarter last summer, and where I’ve launched all three of the previous volumes.

Originally published at DESCENT INTO LIGHT. You can comment here or there.



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On January 15th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC), mercwriter commented:
Oh, I can't wait to read it! Awesome looking line-up. :D
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On January 15th, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC), j_cheney commented:
Yay! Lovely group there ;o)
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On January 15th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC), livejournal commented:
<b>CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4</b>: official table of contents
User shadesong referenced to your post from <b>CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4</b>: official table of contents saying: [...] Originally posted by at <b>CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4</b>: official table of contents [...]
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On January 15th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC), jesterjoker commented:
Sounds fascinating!
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On January 15th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC), selidor commented:
I am slightly terrified that simply a title reading “On the Leitmotif of the Trickster Constellation in Northern Hemispheric Star Charts, Post-Apocalypse” will make me vow to buy an anthology. The new Sriduangkaew story kinda seals it.
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On January 15th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
The plan is working!
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On January 24th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC), livejournal commented:
CP4 TOC
User swan_tower referenced to your post from CP4 TOC saying: [...] No Teeth” Barbara Krasnoff, “The History of Soul 2065″ Mike Allen has more to say about it here [...]
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