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The Winner: New story in Okey-Panky!

My story “The Winner” was just published in Okey-Panky!

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and Electric Literature!

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Read the rest here!

Matchbook Stories Praise

What to do when your literary heroes love a thing you made:

  1. Jump up and down.
  2. Run around screaming: Yaaas!
  3. Thank the hell out of them.
  4. Put a post on your website.
  5. Go swimming.
  6. Get back to working on the thing.

:)

Praise for Matchbook Stories:

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Stolen Stationery: a new story in The Rumpus

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I had a dream about you again.

You were writing WISH YOU WERE HERE with giant letters on the roofs of buildings and I was flying over them thinking about you. Then they became alphabet blocks in the window of a store as I walked by. They spelled “Come Home.”

Read the rest of the story in The Rumpus Readers Report: Summer Fever, edited by Susan Clements (and accompanied by the lovely illustrations of Christina Weidman.)

This is my third story in The Rumpus! And my second letter story published this summer! (A third one is coming up soon.)

Previous The Rumpus stories:

Future Past Postcard

The Midnight Sun

Story in The Letters Page:

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New story: Layover Jetlag Lei Plane Ghost Love

I have a story in the new issue of The Letters Page.

A story I hand-wrote and sent in a letter that was then deciphered and typed by someone at The Letters Page offices (most likely a handwriting expert.)

Download the issue to print out and read (PDF) And then put in an envelope and send to a friend. Everyone loves getting mail!

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I’ve been away from the blog for a while, mostly working on Matchbook Stories Issue 3 (now on pre-order, coming out July 22nd!), reading submissions for Issue 4, and planning new Book Ex Machina things. Also: writing! I got two stories accepted for publication in two of my favorite literary places: Electric Literature (their newest coolest magazine Okey-Panky) and The Letters Page.

Here’s to the next half of the year!

News! Links! Etc.!

So many good Matchbook Stories things happened lately! With Issue 2 out we started work on what promises to be an amazing Issue 3; also on some other great Book Ex Machina projects. To top that, one of my stories got nominated for The Best Small Fictions of 2015. What a great way to start the new year!

For more Book Ex Machina news check the tumblr  and the blog; to find out about upcoming events, the events page and the Facebook.

And now because that was a lot of information, here’s a picture of a Totoro I made using this pattern.

xoxo

IOANNA

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Matchbook Stories 2 is here!

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It took us a while but the new issue of Matchbook Stories is here and it will knock your socks off.

It was such a pleasure to edit and design this issue, featuring three great new writers.

Go check it out!

New story in The Rumpus!

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I have a new story published in The Rumpus Readers Report. I call it Future Past Postcard.

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Interview

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Interview in The Cyprus Weekly (full interview on the Book Ex Machina blog)

Short story collection finished!

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Short story collection finished. Here it is, the whole manuscript.
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Celebration = Reflection at the sea

My Copy. A new story published in Litro.

I have a new story published in Litro magazine.

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Read it here!

POSTED BY IOANNA

Story: The Google Truck Diaries

* Welcome to The Big Jewel, where Google Earth is the only Earth and the Google Truck is the only truck. And who among us is fit to speak for the truck? Only Ioanna Mavrou, a citizen of the world who, according to Google Earth, lives in Cyprus.

The Big Jewel just published my story The Google Truck Diaries. Thanks guys.

Go read!

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Fish. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. TV.

I drew a fish. And it’s in a short film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

I am so proud to be a teeny tiny part of the amazing show and community that is HITRECORD ON TV

You can watch the film Destination Trash (from Episode 2, RE: Trash) on hitRECord, and the whole first episode of the series RE: The Number One (whole series on itunes)

Fish aside, this is such a cool TV show and I’m super excited about it. There’s dancing, there’s singing, it’s a variety show.

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Singing Trout

My singing fish went to Sundance. Happy happy, joy joy. Can’t stop smiling.

POSTED BY IOANNA

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