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The Mythic Circle
A literary magazine publishing original short fiction, poetry, and artwork

The Mythic Circle: History & Back Issues


Founded in 1987 by Sherwood Smith and Lynn Maudlin, The Mythic Circle started as a quarterly ’zine designed to function as a writers’ workshop in print and featured a very active letters column. After several years the enthusiastic submissions of aspiring writers and the challenge of publishing on a quarterly schedule took their toll, and the ’zine finally became an annual publication.

We have online Table of Contents for some of our back issues (see links, below); we published our most recent issue, The Mythic Circle 37, in July of 2015.


Ordering back issues

You may order back issues via PayPal, below (for information about PayPal and instructions how to use it without a PayPal account, please see this page). To join the Society or subscribe to any of our publications by mail, please use our order form/membership application (PDF - please download and print out).


Upcoming Issue: The Mythic Circle 38, summer 2016: $8.00, print





The Mythic Circle 1-7, 1987-88: $3.50, print

Early Mythic Circles





The Mythic Circle 8-12, 1989-93: $5.00-6.50, print

Mythic Circle back issues





The Mythic Circle 13-22, 1990-99: $6.50, print

Mythic Circle back issues





The Mythic Circle 23-32, 2000-2010: $8.00, print

Mythic Circle, 2000 forward



The Mythic Circle 33-38, 2011-2016: $8.00, print

Mythic Circle, 2011 forward





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