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  1. Remains of Yesterday has been featured in the electronic version of the September issue of Static Movement Magazine. It can be read here, and comments can be left in this blog if you are so inclined. It can be found in the poetry section at the bottom of the page under the name M.V.A. Cristiano.

    ~ InPieces
  2. Wow, it's been a while since I've used this thing.

    Despite my creative low, I've (still) been attempting to find homes for older works that I have written. I guess it's sort of helpful, since I've just been getting angry at myself lately for not being able to write anything that I find suitable to keep :rolleyes:

    Anyway, I received an acceptance today (among a rejection also). The tanka entitled Remains of Yesterday will be published in the August 2008 issue of Static Movement Magazine. For now, it will just be published in the online version, which I will provide a link to when the date arrives, but it is under consideration for the second print edition which is currently in the works. I'll keep you posted.

    Also, when I was cruising around websites that I have sent my work to, I discovered that one of my poems was used without notifying me. I had sent the magazine my poem, but it would have been nice to get an email so I could keep track of such things - gotta love the publishing industry :rolleyes:. That poem can be read here. I don't know how long that'll be available.

    Until next time,

    ~ M.V.A. Cristiano
  3. Just some news regarding the world of publishing. I have been writing, submitting, rewiting, and resubmitting on an endless cycle lately. It's finally good to see some positive results.

    Recently, The Desolate and the Divine (a poem) was published in the February issue of Obsessed Writers Group Newsletter under the name Michael Cristiano. It can be read here. I'm open to any reviews of it posted on this blog.

    Also, in upcoming publishing news, The Daydreamer, another poem, is going to be published in the Halloween issue (issue 36) of Blood Moon Rising Magazine under my new pen-name M.V.A. Cristiano. Further details will be given at a later date.

    ~ M.V.A. Cristiano
  4. Hello all,

    I've decided to do a blog. I'll be posting my publishing news and such, providing links to where some stuff can be read. That sounds kind of cocky, but i've been sending things out like mad, so hopefully there will be publishing updates to post :p

    I'll start off by saying I'm Michael. I write under the pen-name M.V.A. Cristiano, and have been published a few times. I write for a school newspaper; sounds cheesy, but all experience is a learning experience if you ask me. My first published piece was in 2002, i won a local short story contest at the fifth grade level (CHEESE!!!!).

    I've been writing my whole life, my mom's a published freelance writer and author - her first children's book was released under Rain Publishing in Canada last year. I guess you can say that writing runs in the family, i've been writing random things for as long as i can remember.

    I'm now almsot seventeen. I'm pretty young, and hope to improve my technique and mind through creative writing and poetry. I'm also fluent in french (Canadian stereotype), and i know a little italian and german...

    Yeah, so hopefully publishing updates will come soon. Happy writing, folks.

    ~ M.V.A. Cristiano