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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

WRITE ON!

Okay, just found out today that one of my stories has been accepted by the paperback anthology Nemonymous Seven, which should be out sometime around June, I think. Nenonymous started off as a magazine and sort've evolved into a book somewhere along the way. It's edited by D. F. Lewis, who is a legend in UK writing circles, so I'm incredibly chuffed to get accepted for this anthology because I know I would have been up against some serious heavyweights and Des's standards (and aesthetic values) are v. high.

Number Seven is subtitled:

ZENCORE: SCRIPTUS INNOMINATUS

THE SEVENTH ISSUE OF NEMONYMOUS MAGIC FICTION AND MAGIC REALITY

Under the conditions of my contract I can't yet tell you the title of the story I wrote, but I am now allowed to tell you that I have had one accepted (this 'issue' is the first time that the Nemonymous rules have been adjusted/bent to allow writers to even disclose that they've been accepted - normally the whole process is shrouded in secrecy).

The usual rules for Nemonymous are that all stories have to be submitted anonymously so that Des isn't either consciously or unconsciously influenced by knowing any of the submitting writers (even the submission email-addresses have to contain no info/hints as to the writer's actual name.)...annnnd, when the book comes out, story titles aren't actually assigned to the writers (though the writers' names are printed at the back in a random list), so that the reader doesn't know who wrote what until the next 'issue' of the anthology comes out containing an index to the previous 'issue'. The whole process thrives on anonymity and enigma...

Anyway, it's a cool antho to be involved in; a sort of contempo Magic-Realism thing, and the antho's are always nicely/uniquely packaged (tho I'm not sure what Seven: Zencore is gonna look like...)

More info on Nemonymous here. I love the idea that Six possibly doesn't exist, but no one is totally sure.