flash fiction – Maria Deira http://www.mariadeira.com writing, writing, lupus fighting Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:08:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 42086538 Bestiary Reviews & Writing http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/08/bestiary-reviews-writing/ http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/08/bestiary-reviews-writing/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 06:13:08 +0000 http://www.mariadeira.com/?p=1546 Read more

Bestiary: the Best of the Inaugural Demi-Decade of A cappella Zoo was recently reviewed –and look! There’s a very nice mention of Robert Sullivan’s story “Popper’s Choice. I work with Robert: Hooray Robert! Plus, I also have a story in Bestiary. Double hooray!

There are more positive and enthusiatic reviews encouraging you to buy this issue at The Future Fire, Brain Ripples, and Sabotage Reviews.

In other writing and personal news, I submitted a story today. Submitting a story isn’t amazing or anything but I hadn’t done so since 2011. I can’t believe how much time I went without writing, so sending in my story this morning seemed like a Big Deal. But that was my only story, which means it’s time to write other stories and get back into the crazy cycle of story submissions, acceptances, and rejections. Thank goodness for Duotrope.

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BESTIARY: The Best of A cappella Zoo http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/03/bestiary-the-best-of-a-cappella-zoo/ Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:38:15 +0000 http://www.mariadeira.com/?p=1157 A cappella Zoo’s special issue BESTIARY was officially released today. Edited by Gina Ochsner with gorgeous cover art by Anna Bron. My flash fiction piece “Stain” is part of this awesome collection. Print only. You can get it here for $9.

Anna Bron

Cover art for Bestiary: The Best of A cappella Zoo http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/03/cover-art-for-bestiary-the-best-of-a-cappella-zoo/ http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/03/cover-art-for-bestiary-the-best-of-a-cappella-zoo/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 06:06:13 +0000 http://www.mariadeira.com/?p=1122 Well, here’s the cover art for Bestiary. What do you think? I’m extremely pleased and can’t wait to get my copies. The issue should be out the first day of spring, but you can pre-order it now. Double-sized, print only!


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Bestiary – The Best of A cappella Zoo’s Inaugural Demi-Decade http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/02/bestiary-the-best-of-a-cappella-zoos-inaugural-demi-decade/ Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:03:25 +0000 http://www.mariadeira.com/?p=1055 Read more

A table of contents from the upcoming A cappella Zoo “Best of” issue is now available. Edited by Gina Ochsner, the stories in Bestiary are divided into the following sections: Aquarium, Phylum, Shelter, Topiary, Crematorium, Sacrarium, and Aviary. Can you guess in which category my story “Stain” appears? Check it out here.

Happy dance!

A preview of the cover art and illustrations has yet to be released; however, based on previous publications and this issue’s theme, I know the art will be amazing.

$9 a copy.
Print only.

Updates on Writing, Updates on Life http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/01/updates-on-writing-updates-on-life/ http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/01/updates-on-writing-updates-on-life/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:58:41 +0000 http://www.mariadeira.com/?p=961 Read more

I received some lovely news the other day: my flash fiction piece “Stain” has been selected by guest editor Gina Ochsner for inclusion in The Best of A cappella Zoo (Spring 2013). As they state on their webpage, this will be a print-only anthology, celebrating five years of A cappella Zoo, magical realism, slipstream, and flash fiction.

You can pre-order the issue for $9, which will be released early this spring. I’m extremely pleased, of course, to have been included in this special issue. And I found out right when I needed some good news. Even better, I learned that my coworker Robert Edward Sullivan will also have a story included in the anthology. Thank you, A cappella Zoo and Gina Ochsner!

Sorry — no cover to link to at the moment, but I’m sure the art for it will be amazing.

Life updates: Returning to work SOON. Nervous. Cautiously excited about going back, but also emotionally prepared (I hope) if my health gets in the way and everything crumbles around me. Ha.

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