|Posted on Monday, April 14, 2003 - 09:09 am: |
A Megazanthus for Short Fiction
In November 2001, NEMONYMOUS became the world's first ever anonymous print publication of fiction stories by different authors. It has received much significant praise since then for its on-going existence as a fiction collection and as a design masterpiece for a decade of noughts.
For further information, please see:
firstname.lastname@example.org for submission and ordering queries.
"The nemo is an evolutionary force, as necessary as the ego. The ego is certainty, what I am; the nemo is potentiality, what I am not. But instead of utilizing the nemo as we would utilize any other force, we allow ourselves to be terrified by it, as primitive man was terrified by lightning. We run screaming from this mysterious shape in the middle of our town, even though the real terror is not in itself, but in our terror at it."
-- John Fowles (from 'The Necessity of Nemo' in 'The Aristos')
Original stories published in the numinous NEMONYMOUS:
NEMONYMOUS PART ONE
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
NEMONYMOUS PART TWO
Climbing The Tallest Tree In The World by Rhys Hughes
Mighty Fine Days by Antony Mann
The Assistant To Dr. Jacob by Eric Schaller
Buffet Freud by Dawn Andrews
Ice Age by Iain Rowan
The Vanishing ____ And _____ of E_________ E________ by __________
Berenice’s Journal by Richard Gavin
Showcase by Sarah Singleton
Eyes Like Water Like Ice by Jai Clare
Earthworks by Simon Kewin
Striped Pajamas by Margaret B. Simon
The Drowned by Joel Lane
Adult Books by Robert Morrish
Nothing by John Travis
The Secret by G.W. Thomas
A Spot Of Tea by Janet L. Hetherington
White Dream by Neil Bristow
NEMONYMOUS PART THREE
Authors yet to be denemonised:
The Bluest of Grey Skies
Gerald And The Soul Doctor
The Rest Of Larry
Shark In A Foggy Sea
A Small Miracle
Digging For Adults
Insanity Over Creamer’s Field
The Sleeping Beauty
In The Steam Room
The Place Where Lost Things Go
|Posted on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 11:10 pm: |
Unlike the authors in Nemonymous~3 (who will have to wait for the course of time before they are denemonised) here are two early ones.
The striking artwork on the cover of a gold coin in a moonlit forest is the work of JaNell Golden and below is her bio. I was so very thrilled when I first saw this image and it has grown on me ever since.
"JaNell Golden is a freelance writer and artist born and living in Appalachia. She has poetry published at Gothic.net as well as Bare Bone 4 and the e-book "Julia, Daughter Of...". Her photography has appeared in Locus magazine.
Comments on my work:
I fluctuate between the written and visual mediums instinctively, working on whatever project I'm assigned or inspired by at the moment. A long interest in collage has influenced both my art and my writing; in both I try for a seamless, multi-layered work of brevity and clarity without losing the potentiality of mystery.
There must be more, in writing and art, than just what is obviously stated. There must be unknowns, a reason to come back to that work again and again, to see fresh things each time. Mystery and duality allow room for the observer to participate in the process. Without that, there's no reason to go back; it has become, simply,
information that you've already acquired.
Comments on Nemonymous, and the Nemonymous 3 cover art:
Nemonymous is an incredible idea, one that I strongly believe in. I can visualize someone reading it and being surprised that their least favorite story was by an author they'd gotten into the habit of reading, someone who perhaps actually no longer interests them. Readers will re-evaluate their motivations for their reading choices. Nemonymous allows new authors to have some sunlight in a way that no other magazine, to my knowledge, does.
I was skeptical, at first, at Mr. Lewis' criteria for the cover art of Nemonymous 3. How could I use them to create a sense of mystery? The parameters forced me to do work unlike any I've done before, and I'm very proud of the result. I enjoyed the whole process so much that I'm now actively seeking more illustrative work of this kind."
The cover design, internal design (based on my criteria of stories being back-to-back for which I take full credit or blame!), typesetting and printing were all carried out perfectly by Andy Cox of TTA Press (www.ttapress.com)
Many thanks to them both.
|Posted on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 06:33 am: |
Information hot off the Dynamo of Denemono:
NEMONYMOUS PART THREE
The Bluest of Grey Skies by Michael Kelly
Practice by Jeff Holland
Genie by Tamar Yellin
Gerald And The Soul Doctor by David J Brown
Otterwise by Lucy A.E. Ward
Sirens by Brendan Connell
The Rest Of Larry by Monica O'Rourke
The Ballerina by Lavie Tidhar
Shark In A Foggy Sea by Colin Hains
Scrounge by David Mathew
Twilight Music by Regina Mitchell
Mobile, Phone by Brian Howell
A Small Miracle by Rhys Hughes
Digging For Adults by D. Harlan Wilson
Insanity Over Creamer’s Field by Joe Murphy
Warp by Len Maynard & Mick Sims
The Sleeping Beauty by Tom Williams
Lucia by Paul Evanby
In The Steam Room by Tamar Yellin
Chemo by Terry Gates-Grimwood
The Place Where Lost Things Go by Jorge Candeias
The above authors' bios and nemo statements are shown to members on the Veils&Piques list, here:
These authors are not officially denemonised until their 'imprimatur' within the covers of Nemonymous~4 this coming May.