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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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Y is for Youth

Metazen is preparing an e-book of Male + Female stories, written by men and women. You have to choose a word from a list of words each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet... and write a story of up to 5 paragraphs.
So I chose Y for Youth. It includes a Brazilian and a favela. It includes a dream.
It brought tears to somebody's eyes.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm (sort of) Back... with Big News

Well, what a hectic few weeks! Had a couple of acceptances, a few "maybe"s, and I think a "no".
but the Really Big News is...
... a chapbook of my "fairy-tale" related short stories is going to be published by Folded Word in 2011!
I'm really excited. Big thanks to Jessi Graustein for encouraging me from the word "go".