Tales from the Trunk


2019 Awards Eligibility Mini-sode

With awards season firmly upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to put together an eligibility-post-as-audio, not just for the show, but also for all the amazing guests I've had on this past year.
What I mentioned this episode:
Magic for Liars, by Sarah Gailey
"Away with the Wolves," by Sarah Gailey
Here's The Thing, Sarah's newsletter
"The Sweetest Fruit of Summer," by R. K. Duncan
Chilling Effect, by Valerie Valdes
The Imaginary Corpse, by Tyler Hayes
The Library of the Unwritten, by A. J. Hackwith
A Choir of Lies, by Alexandra Rowland
"Fanfiction: The Infinite Free Buffet," by Alexandra Rowland
"The Moving Stars," by Premee Mohamed
"Us and Ours," by Premee Mohamed, in A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods
"paper, incense, need," by Sharon Hsu
The transcript for this show is available here.

Episode 11: C. L. Polk - “Memory and a Monkey”

On this episode, World Fantasy Award winner C. L. Polk (@clpolk) joins us to talk being an early-career writer, losing at NaNoWriMo, her early strategies for submitting stories, and why stories don't land. Cee reads to us from a trunked first draft, "Memory and a Monkey," which is a very fun sci-fi detective story. The sequel to Witchmark, Stormsong, comes out February 11th, 2020 from Tor.com books.
On this episode, we mentioned:
Witchmark, by C. L. Polk
The His Dark Materials series, by Philip Pullman
"Writing Begins With Forgiveness," by Daniel Jose Older
"Bullet in the Brain," by Tobias Wolff
Diggers (my dad actually got me Truckers), The Bromeliad Trilogy, by Terry Pratchett
Stormsong, by C. L. Polk
The Midnight Bargain, by C. L. Polk
"The Air Gap," by Hilary B. Bisenieks, LampLight Magazine
Join us again next month, when I'm excited to announce that our guest will be novelist K. B. Wagers.

Episode 10: Sharon Hsu - “Grown-Up Business”

This month, friend and neighbor of the show, Sharon Hsu (@pensyf) joins us live in studio (dining room). Sharon reads her story, "Grown-Up Business," and we talk about academia, art, and how terrible capitalism is. Sharon's latest story, "paper, incense, need," is out now in issue 2.3 of Augur Magazine. You can get much more of Sharon, along with co-host Charis Ellison, on their podcast, As My Wimsey Takes Me.

Join us again on January 17th, 2020, when we'll be joined by World Fantasy Award-winning author C. L. Polk!


Episode 8: Alexandra Rowland - “Windfall”

This month, we're joined by podcaster and author Alexandra Rowland. Alex reads an excerpt from their trunked novel, Windfall, and we talk NaNoWriMo, community, and the issues with college creative writing programs.

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