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des
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2004 - 12:11 pm:   

Keith Brooke (aka Nick Gifford) wrote to a Mailing List today where I
spotted this exciting news: regarding his lecture to an auspicious audience
last night at Essex University. des
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As a diversion from my usual Thursday, this week I ended up as
speaker in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies'
weekly talk series. My title was "Names, pseudonyms and nemonyms",
and the theme labelling in fiction. Which gave me an excuse to pad it
out with readings from my own-name and pseudonymous work, cutting
down on the actual speaking I had to do (honestly, I don't even
understand the titles of most of the talks in this series). It was
fun to do, and as you'll guess from the title, the last third was a
chance to talk about what Des has been doing with Nemonymous: the
anonymous submission process, the late-labelling. There was a lot of
interest in both my stuff and Nemo. I concluded with an extract from
a story in Nemo 4. Of course, the contributors' list hasn't been
announced yet, which made it interesting. If I *do* have a story in
there, I'd be contractually obliged not to 'fess up, so I may or may
not even have something in the magazine I was reading from (and it'd
be just the kind of thing I'd do to mislead people and read something
from a magazine I haven't contributed to, so maybe that's what I was
up to). And if I really do have something in there, of course, it
would be just like me to read from someone else's story, just for the
hell of it. So the final reading was an extract from something I may
or may not have written in a magazine to which I may or may not have
contributed. What fun it was! (Des doesn't even know which story I
read from.)
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des
Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 06:22 am:   

Bespoke Special Offers just announced at http://www.nemonymous.com
for previous Nemonymous anthologies.
des
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des
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 05:54 am:   

'Bespoke' means what you think it ought to mean for you. To answer off-line queries.
des
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des
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 12:43 am:   

I've written some more words on the website about my 'Bespoke' invention. All heartfelt and aspirationally objective.
des
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des
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 12:45 am:   

I'm getting the sense that Nemonymous Five is oozing...

Good news soon about easing up how to buy Nemo.

Meanwhile...

At any time, anyone who either

(a) posts a review (good, bad or indifferent) of WEIRDMONGER (Prime Books 2003) on Amazon
OR
(b) successfully orders a copy of WEIRDMONGER from their local library

will be eligible to receive a free copy of NEMONYMOUS FIVE!

(If (a) is to be anonymous, please provide a copy before it is posted, so that your identity is known.)

http://www.nemonymous.com

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des
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 01:49 pm:   

Nemonymous is a legend. But many have queried how hard it is to obtain it. Now you can easily obtain all five anthologies via the wonderful and well reputed Project Pulp site:

http://projectpulp.com/item_detail.asp?bookID=155504220

des
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des
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 03:58 am:   

Some people tell me it is a bit pretentious for an editor to call his publication 'a legend' (as I did above), but I only meant that in the sense that many had not seen it! Until now, of course.

As soon as the a PP advert went live, we got an order! It bodes well.

The Nemo 4 cover shown is a white blind spot which migraine sufferers can use as a postage stamp.

Not sure, however, that putting the Nemo 5 cover on the internet does it full justice (it has to be seen in real life):
http://projectpulp.com/frontpage.asp
des


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Brendan
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 07:14 am:   

Good idea Des, I think this will be very helpful!
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des
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 11:45 am:   

Thanks, Brendan.

They all look rather smart on one page, don't they:
http://projectpulp.com/latest.asp
And No. 4 is a genuine scanning of the real thing!
des

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