TIH 120: Mercedes M. Yardley on Gamut Magazine, Rejections and Fairy Tales


In this podcast Mercedes M. Yardley talks about Gamut Magazine, rejections, fairy tales and much more.

About Mercedes M. Yardley

Mercedes M. Yardley is a dark fantasist who wears stilettos and poisonous flowers in her hair. She is the author of the short story collection Beautiful Sorrows, the ‘serial killers in love’ novella Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, the Bone Angel trilogy, Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy, and the Bram Stoker Award winner Little Dead Red.

Show Notes

  • [02:40] Interview start/Brandon Patton asks, via Patreon, about Gamut editorial trends and how this fits into Mercedes’ own writing schedule
  • [10:40] Taking rejection personally
  • [20:20] When the rejection takes place
  • [26:35] The Gamut brand
  • [35:00] Preparing for the launch of Gamut in January
  • [41:10] Sarah Read, via Patreon, asks about favourite thing to see in the Gamut slushpile
  • [42:35] Sarah Read, via Patreon, asks about family and work life balance
  • [53:50] Jake Marley, via Patreon, asks about editing work
  • [1:00:50] A Murder of Storytellers, via Patreon, ask about Mercedes’ favourite not well-known fairy tale
  • [01:04:30] What’s next for Mercedes
  • [01:09:10] Connect with Mercedes
  • [01:10:35] Final thoughts
  • [01:15:50] Outtakes

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