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nemo
Posted on Saturday, October 04, 2003 - 08:50 am:   

What historically do these 16 stories and writers have in common?

A Smile In The Sky by Gary Couzens
The Friends of Mike Santini by Terry Gates-Grimwood
The Quiet House by Allen Ashley
With Arms Outstretched by Daniel Pearlman
Breaking Rules by Avital Gad-Cykman
The Gravedigger by Lawrence Dyer
Alone by Shawn James
The Idiot Whistled Dead by Simon Clark
The Unmiraculous Life of Jackie Mendoza by Tamar Yellin
Across The Hills by Tony Mileman
All for Nothing by Rhys Hughes
Double Zero For Emptiness by Mike O’Driscoll
Strobe by Paul Kane
Balafer De Vie by Lida Broadhurst
The Mansions Of The Moon by Jeff VanderMeer
Gamlingay Churchyard by A.D. Harvey

Answer: They were all printed in the world's very first self-contained multi-authored volume of anonymous stories collected as such. i.e. 'Nemonymous Part One' published in 2001.
http://www.nemonymous.com


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des
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 06:56 am:   

Someone writes this elsewhere:

Hey, Des, looks like Nemo's finally got some healthy competition in the creatively-themed zine stakes:
http://www.orphanleaf.co.uk
Just got my contributor copy of issue 2, and it's a rather pretty little thing, very lovingly crafted. All the 'orphan leaves' are on disparate sheafs of paper, and each copy is hand numbered.



That looks really interesting. It has a gentle understated quality about its website. Thanks for that. It looks to be more literary than Nemonymous! Nemo's Interstitial! Or it's nothing.

As it happens, this announcement below has recently appeared on my own website: looking for loving owners for my own orphans! (The reference in this announcement to Nemonymous One (2001) is in relation to the first anthology in the series as author-itemised in the previous posting on this thread dated October 2003):-
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BESPOKE SPECIAL OFFERS now available for previous 'Nemonymous' anthologies. These offers will expire upon supplies running out or the arrival of Nemonymous Five, whichever is the sooner.

You make no commitment by enquiring and your initial enquiry can be anonymous if you wish. Should you request it, each anthology will be signed to you by DF Lewis (editor/publisher of 'Nemonymous' and author of 'Weirdmonger') whose name does not otherwise appear in 'Nemonymous' at all.

Nemonymous One was, in 2001, the world's very first self-contained multi-authored volume of anonymous stories collected as such. The remaining copies of Nemonymous One are indeed included in the above generous 'bespoke' offer.

The meaning of 'bespoke' is what you think it means for you.

Readers are gradually becoming accustomed to the 'Nemonymous' phenomenon and it already shows signs of being accepted into the natural order of things even if it remains unique for the foreseeable future. This publication has been produced in the old-fashioned one-off print-run tradition and, plausibly, it may also gain significant scarcity value.

THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THIS EXERCISE IS TO FIND GOOD HOMES FOR PREVIOUS 'NEMONYMOUS' ANTHOLOGIES.

http://www.nemonymous.com

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