Mike Allen

Mike Allen's debut collection of short fiction, UNSEAMING (Antimatter Press, 2014), has earned starred reviews from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and LIBRARY JOURNAL and praise from ARKHAM DIGEST as "one of the best short story collections of the year." He'll be reading selections from UNSEAMING at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention.


He's the editor of the critically-acclaimed anthology series CLOCKWORK PHOENIX and the digital magazine of poetry and fiction MYTHIC DELIRIUM, both published under his Mythic Delirium Books imprint. The eponymous new trade paperback anthology drawn from the magazine's contents, co-edited with his wife Anita, has also received a starred review from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.


His first novel, the dark fantasy THE BLACK FIRE CONCERTO, came out in 2013. He's just released an audiobook edition. A Nebula Award finalist for short fiction and three-time Rhysling Award winner for poetry, Mike works by day as the arts columnist for THE ROANOKE (Va.) TIMES. You can follow his exploits as a writer at http://descentintolight.com, as an editor at http://mythicdelirium.com, and as both on Twitter at @mythicdelirium.