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Award-winning poet and short story writer from Cyprus. Published three collections of poetry: The Voice at the Top of the Stairs (2001), Cleft in Twain (2003) and 25 Ways to Kiss a Man (2004). Cleft in Twain was cited by The Guardian in an article on the literature of the new European Union member states in 2004. My work has won prizes and commendations in various international competitions: among others, in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, the Féile Filíochta International Poetry Competition (Ireland) and the Binnacle International Ultra-Short Competition at the University of Maine at Machias, USA. In addition to a book of short stories, Ledra Street (2006), I have had work published online and in journals internationally. My work was included in Best European Fiction 2011 (Dalkey Archive Press) and in the poetry anthology Being Human (Bloodaxe Books, 2011). Girl, Wolf, Bones – a new book of fairy tale inspired microfiction – was published in 2011.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two Disappointments and... a Delight

I have not made it into the Red Issue of The Fairy Tale Review. Nor have I made it into the Cinnamon Press Micro-Fiction Anthology, but...

...within minutes of getting the two rejections above, I got this delightful e-mail from Folded Word:

If you are receiving this email, then your work has been nominated by our editors for 3 Cheers Autumn 2009. Sadly, there's no monetary prize if you win. But you will get your work made into a video that will broadcast on our YouTube channel, ning, and blog to show off to your family, friends, and fans. All the nominated works are listed below my signature.

The final winners will be chosen by our readers. Campaigning is allowed, so share the voting link with your faithful followers:

http://folded.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/vote-for-3cheers-autumn-2009/

It's my story ZOO!

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