December 3, 2015

Read It Roundup: Krampusnacht and Turkish Delight, Plus More

It's a busy day for me, but I just couldn't resist alerting you all to some news.

First, there's a new look coming to EC in the new year. A really new look. And quite possibly, a new platform.

Next, Krampusnacht is Saturday night. Eileen Wiedbrauk, publisher at World Weaver Press, wrote a great blog post about Krampus on Rhonda Parrish's blog. You'll learn a lot about Krampus and have fun as well. Here's the link.

And, if you'd like to read the anthology, Krampusnacht: Twelve Nights of Krampus, here's a link to Amazon. If Amazon is not your thing, here are all the buying options at WWP.

While I'm at it, don't forget that Frozen Fairy Tales was released in November. You can buy it here on Amazon. Or, you can find other buying options here, at WWP.

In wonderful stories news, two tales from Frozen Fairy Tales have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. They are "Death in Winter," by Lissa Sloan, and "The Stolen Heart," by Christina Ruth Johnson. Both of them have been EC contributors in the past, and I couldn't be prouder. And I love all the stories in FFT, so do please read them. I know am obviously partial, but this really is a wondrous collection.

And, if you have an interest in how Frozen Fairy Tales came about, please visit John Pazdziora's interview with me here at Unsettling Wonder. Unsettling Wonder is a great publication you should be reading and submitting to!

Last, if you are a Chronicles of Narnia fan, and I am positive most of you are, then you certainly remember Edmund and his Turkish Delight. Here is a fabulous, funny, and highly readable report on Turkish delight and American readers remembering their first encounter with the candy while ready the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Turkish Delight


1 comment

  1. I look forward to seeing the changes next year!

    Eileen's post and the Unsettling Wonder interview are both great reads! I never thought of the Krampuslauf as cosplay before.

    Thanks so much Kate, for getting "Death in Winter" into the world! I'm so proud to be in such wonderful company. Best of luck to all the World Weaver Press nominees, and to editors Eileen and Sarena, who had their stories nominated from other small presses.

    I used to like Turkish Delight, but it's too sweet for me these days. During my visits to the UK, I tried a particularly weird kind, Fry's, which is rose flavored, but covered in milk chocolate. It's truly odd. But in my mind, Edmund's Turkish Delight is still a delicious concoction:) Unlike many fairy tale fans, I did not grow up with classic fairy tales read to me, so the Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings books were my first fairy tales:)