2019 publishing schedule, monthly chats, and more!

We're excited to finally announce our publishing lineup for the rest of the year!
  • September 23rd: "Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask" by Joanna Michal Hoyt
  • October 28th: "Smokeless" by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
  • November 25th: "Fools Pass Under" by Kat Otis 
  • December 9th: "The Stranger in the Manger" by Wendy Nikel
  • December 23rd: "A Very Spaced-Out Christmas" by Madison McSweeney
Somewhat coincidentally, the stories will be published in the same chronological order as their settings. The first three are historical fantasies (12th, 15th, and 17th centuries), and the last two are science fiction Christmas stories (present-day and far future). $3+ Patreon subscribers can already read the first story as of September 1st, and $10+ subscribers have access to the first two stories.

Joanna Michal Hoyt's "Cracked Reflections" appeared in the 2016 Mysterion anthology, and we're delighted to present a new story from her!

Monthly Chats

Speaking of Patreon, we've been holding monthly chats on our Discord server, for authors and Patreon supporters. If you'd like to participate, you can support us for as little as $1 a month, and get access to the server and the monthly chat. This is a great opportunity to ask authors about stories they've published with us and whatever else they're working on, or just to chat about random topics. Previous monthly chats have included musings about Canadian identity, asking whether photo updates of Kristin's garden would get Mysterion more Twitter followers, and poetry about sinister cat overlords.


AKA, "Have you read my story yet?" Yeah, we're working on that. We had to focus on getting the remaining 2019 stories edited and contracted before the SFWA rate change on September 1st, so we're a bit behind (at least, that's our excuse this time around). Right now we're about halfway through the first round.

Calling all Young Explorers!

The Kickstarter for Volume 6 of the Young Explorer's Adventure Guide is now live. It's a science fiction anthology, all short stories, aimed at middle grade readers (ages 8-12). We're not affiliated with this project in any way, and we haven't read previous volumes. However, Volume 6 includes stories by two Mysterion authors, Wendy Nikel and Elise Forier Edie. Also, Kristin's 11-year-old niece, who is exactly the target audience for these books, absolutely loves them. So if you know any children whom you're hoping to interest in science fiction, please consider supporting their Kickstarter!

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