Spoken Word

The Gymnasium

We're pleased to announce The Gymnasium is now an audiobook, available on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. Listen to the original anthology of stories that inspired the Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition. You won't be disappointed! In fact, to whet your appetite, here are two of the eighteen stories included in the anthology. Consider this an amuse bouche — or perhaps we should say an amuse oreille — to get you started....

"The Engagement Party" from The Gymnasium by Mark Malamud, read by the author. Short story, with afterward. First and last lines from "He" by H.P. Lovecraft. Engineering by Joel Maddox. © 2018 Regulus Press. All Rights Reserved. [Length 9:56]


"A Terrible Memory" from The Gymnasium by Mark Malamud, read by the author. Short story, with afterward. First and last lines from Not on My Watch by Tremor Marsden. Engineering by Joel Maddox. © 2018 Regulus Press. All Rights Reserved. [Length 6:18]


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Pleasure to Burn

Interested in more literary taxidermy? Here's a story from Pleasure to Burn, the Anthology of finalists from the 2019 Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition, read by its author.

"Hail Celsius" by Phillip Sandberg from Pleasure to Burn edited by Mark Malamud and Paul Van Zwalenburg, read by the author. Short story. First and last lines from Fahrenheit 451 by American author Ray Bradbury. © 2019 Phillip Sandberg. All Rights Reserved. [Length 9:24]


Vist the Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition website to learn about the 2020 competition.