The Crown and The Kingdom by Jeannette Angell

December 21, 2010
Everyone, I am pleased to announce that my friend and colleague, author Jeannette Angell has published a compelling literary debut of historical fiction with her e-book "The Crown and the Kingdom." You will love her work, because I SERIOUSLY do. If you love me, you will go on Amazon.com and pick up a virtual copy online. It is only 3.99. You would not be wasting your time. 

Jeannette is the author of several amazing works, including but not limited to: Callgirl: Confessions of an Ivy League Lady of Pleasure, Wings, Flight, and much more. Please check her out. For more information, visit jeannetteangell.com.
 

Slouch-Surfing The Wave of Rejections

December 20, 2010

So, this week my site grossed a total of 80 visits. I want to thank you folks for checking me out. You are inspiring me to blog more, to keep up with adding content, and so forth. In the recent weeks, I have begun to submit my poems to magazines aggressively once again. Upon submitting to journals, fellowships, and contests, there is a preternatural pattern that occurs--probably the ONLY discernible consistency in publishing--it is called rejection. 

 

Anywhere from a few weeks to a month upon ...


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Iamb What Iamb: Reflections From Santa Fe

December 19, 2010
Greetings All,

I realize that I've not posted a blog in some months, now. However, upon examining the site traffic on MariaNazos.com, I was pleased (and a bit puzzled) to see that my site visits have doubled, almost tripled in the last few months. I'm trying to figure out why this is, but after trying to examine the reason, I realized, ultimately, I will never know. December 14th, a day where my site scored an all-time high of 20 visits, was not a special day. I did not do a reading, or make a...
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The "Review Review" Praises Poem Published in Inkwell Journal

July 30, 2010
More good news! 

My poem "Cockfight" appeared in the Spring 2010 Issue of Inkwell Journal. I am pleased to inform you that Dell Smith of The Review Review has written an article titled, "Weaving a Cultural Tapestry" in praise of this issue of Inkwell. 

My poem "Cockfight" is specifically mentioned in the piece, in a highly complimentary manner. 


An excerpt from the official review reads:  

"...Maria Nazos’ poem "Cockfight" offers sweet, humid sights and signals from Havana, of useless roosters ...
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Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

July 30, 2010
Hello folks!

I am ecstatic and pleased to announce that I have been awarded a Full Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center. This rocks! The fellowship includes a writing studio, room, board, and meals, all of which are covered for one-month in the quaint, laid-back town of Johnson Vermont. I love Johnson and am beyond thrilled and honored to receive this award. The fellowships are granted based on the quality and strength of the applicant's manuscript. Well, that means SOMEONE likes my stuff--a wh...
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You Can't Always Get What You Want: She Was A Master at the Art of Rejection...

July 24, 2010
Sing it: "You can't always get what you want...but if you try sometimes..." 

These days, it seems that all I find are more and more rejections, in my virtual and actual mailboxes alike. 
 
Yet another one came yesterday, this time from Gulf Coast. Man. OK. I am braving myself, tensing up those muscles as my ego takes yet another blow. 

I cast the I-Ching. Thus far, it has been my most powerful prophecy. Never once has this book misled me. It gave me the hexagram DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. 

"That...

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Summer Updates

July 16, 2010
So, it has been awhile since I have posted. Sorry for the delinquent lapse in time, folks. Summer is here with a vengeance--most days are in the 80's and 90's. Provincetown is jam-packed with tourists and lined with drag queens. There are shows galore, bars galore, and beaches galore. 

Between all that going on, I recently took a class at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center with Robin Becker. The Work Center was kind enough to offer me a Cape Resident tuition scholarship, which made attenda...
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WOMR Appearances

March 26, 2010
Hello, Gentle Readers! 

I wanted to make a fabulous announcement. On Thursdays, starting from next week, April 1st, and every Thursday from here on out, I am going to be co-hosting an Arts Show on Provincetown's own WOMR 92.1 FM with friend, comrade, and colleague, Jeannette Angell. Jeannette is a great friend, an even better writer. She is the author of Callgirl, Madam, Wings, Legende, and several other short stories, plays, and novels, too numerous to count. Jeannette and I shall be discussi...
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Costa Rica Reflection: Blog Number One: San Jose

February 27, 2010
So, I am going to stop griping and just really get in there and roll around in that beauty. Did you know, incidentally, they've done clinical studies at Harvard that prove that your brain cannot tell the difference between real and "fake" happiness? In other words, even if you do not have an external, concrete impetus for happiness, you can still realign your brains thought patterns with feelings of actual happiness? Cool stuff. And so, here I go...

I awoke at 4:30 AM and to hitch a ride to Lo...
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Manuscript "Trailer Park Heart" Selected by Marge Piercy as Runner Up for 2010 Philibrick Poetry Project Award

February 14, 2010
Terrific news, Gentle Readers.

My chapbook manuscript, "Trailer Park Heart" was chosen as runner up by renowned memoirist, novelist, and poet, Marge Piercy for the 2010 Providence Athenaeum Philbrick Poetry Project Award. Check out the formal announcement on their website. 

Naturally, I am pretty stoked. It is the first--and hopefully not the last--major recognition I have received in my writing career. All the same, I hope this shining accolade is akin to that of a chandelier at the end of a l...

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