Posts by Jodi Cleghorn

Deck the Halls World Wide Release

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Deck the Halls, Press Release | Comments Off

Literary Mix Tapes today announced the worldwide release of its cross-genre anthology Deck the Halls: festive tales of fear and cheer ; a revamped and extended offering primed to subvert readers’ notions of the holiday season. “This revised edition, pays homage to the imprint’s origins,” founding editor Jodi Cleghorn said. “In early December 2010 I had an idea for a collection of web-published stories after sitting through my son’s school carols night. “In my mind the lyrics of ‘Deck the Halls’ were potent writing prompts to create twisted, non-tradition Christmas stories. It was intended as some fun. Nothing more.” On the back...

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New Publishing Partnership With Vine Leaves Literary Journal

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Press Release | 3 comments

eMergent Publishing are proud to announce their newest publishing partner: Vine Leaves Literary Journal. Vine Leaves Literary Journal specialises in vignettes: the forgotten literary form. It’s rare for a literary magazine to accept the ‘vignette’ as a publishable piece of literature. Why? Because it is not a ‘proper story’. We beg to differ. ~ Vine Leaves website The editors of Vine Leaves describe a vignette as a snapshot in words, differing from flash fiction or a short story in that its aim doesn’t lie within the traditional realms of structure or plot, instead focusing on one element, mood, character, setting or object. It’s...

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Tiny Dancer Takes to the Stage at Conflux 8

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Literary Mix Tapes | Comments Off

Tiny Dancer Takes to the Stage at Conflux 8

The long-awaited fourth Literary Mix Tapes anthology, From Stage Door Shadows (formerly known as “Tiny Dancer”), will launch at Conflux 8 in late September. From Stage Door Shadows is based on Bernie Taupin’s lyrical tribute to California in the 1970s, “Tiny Dancer”. The song appears on Elton John’s fourth studio album, Madman Across the Water and although not a hit at the time of release, went platinum in August last year. The anthology is a backstage pass to the underbelly of the entertainment industry. The stories re-introduce Taupin’s blue jean baby and LA lady, along with the the seamstress for the band and a myriad of...

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Deck the Halls Now Available

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Literary Mix Tapes, Press Release | Comments Off

Jimmy Cannon said: Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected. Released today, Literary Mix Tapes third anthology, Deck the Halls: festive tales of fear and cheer, is populated with characters who would absolutely agree with Cannon, and equal numbers who would refute his statement. From Yule to Mōdraniht, Summer Solstice to Years’ End the 32 stories journey through consternations and celebrations, past, present and future, which might be or never were. Along the way you’ll meet troll hunters, consumer dissidents, corset-bound adventurers, a joint-toking spirit, big-hearted gangbangers, a brainwashed wife, petrol-toting...

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Deck the Halls available for pre-order

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Literary Mix Tapes | Comments Off

Looking for that weird but wonderful gift to wow your friends and family at Christmas in July celebrations this year, or just looking for some excellent short stories to take your mind off the chill during your daily commute? Deck the Halls: festive tales of fear and cheer is now available for pre-order at the very special price of $15.99 (recommended retail price $21.99). This is an Australian only offer (if you are an Aussie living abroad and would like to order books, please get in contact with us and we can work out postage for your corner of the world). Mention this blog post at the check out and we’ll drop something special into the parcel with your...

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