Tales from the Trunk


Episode 30: Leigh Harlen - “Snakes and Snails and Big Ol’ Rat Tails”

August 20, 2021

This time around we're joined by Leigh Harlen (@leighharlen) to talk about the new printing of their collection, Blood Like Garnets! Leigh reads to us from their pissed off, queer response to that wizard series, which leads us into a discussion on new and exciting forms of self-rejection, and why community is so important to us as writers.


Things we mention in this episode:

Studio Ghibli 

Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea 

"Blood Makes the Fruit Grow Sweet," by Leigh Harlen in Dark Moon Digest 

The Dark 

TKO (publisher)

Worldcon 76 


Neon Hemlock 

Fireside Magazine 

Fiyah Literary Magazine 

Premee's book launch event 

Yellow Jessamine, by Caitlin Starling

Stephen King 

V O I D J U N K 

The Silence of the Lambs 

"Prey," by Richard Matheson

The Babadook as a queer icon 

This year's World Fantasy Awards finalists 

Ring Shout, by P. Djèlí Clark

Lovecraft Country 

Train to Busan 

Night of the Living Dead 


The Submission Grinder 

SFWA pro rates 

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 6, Episode 13 - "Far Beyond the Stars"

Weird Tales 

A guide to Twitter Lists 

Victories Greater Than Death, by Charlie Jane Anders

Elatsoe, by Darcie Littlebadger

Leigh's website 


Join us again in September, when our guests will be Sarah Hollowell and Elsa Sjunneson!

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