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Listed in the Poets & Writers Directory!

I’m pleased to announce that I am now listed on the Poets & Writers Directory! Check out my listing and find more information right here:

https://www.pw.org/content/maribel_pagan

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“After Writing A Story…” Poem

Just a couple of days ago, my poem “After Writing A Story and Hearing Others Ask for the ‘Real’ Ending” was published by Leaves of Ink!

Here’s an excerpt to get you started:

 

They asked
for a conclusion,
the end to the story,
but sometimes
we never know the end… (Interested? Read more here!)

“I Know What It’s Like” is Available on Medium

I just published a poem about trauma on Medium, called “I Know What It’s Like-A Poem about Trauma”.

Excerpt is here (so you’ll seriously consider checking it out):

I know what it’s like to live in the dark,

to breathe it in,

to feel myself dying in it,

to try and exist far beyond it…. (read more here!)

#1 Bestselling Horror Anthology!

Do you want to hear something exciting?

 

That’s what I thought! We all love hearing exciting things. Here’s something exciting from the anthology I have been published in, The Box Under the Bed. Remember this cover?

The Box Under the Bed Anthology Cover

Well, we reached among the top 5000 and it is officially a #1 bestseller horror anthology! Number 1–above all other published horror anthologies!!!

Now I know you need proof of this, so here’s some photographic proof:

Amazon Bestselling Horror Anthology

Top 5000 Highest!

 

This is huge and incredible! I’m so grateful it went this far. And it has some pretty great ratings so far.

If you’d like to purchase this book from Amazon, be sure to visit the link here. Hope you enjoy it as much as everyone else has so far!!!

Three Publications in One Day (A RECORD… for me)

So yesterday, I was published in 3 different places all in one day– A RECORD!!!… For me, that is. And so I want to share all of them with you here.

First off, my award-winning story, “The Last Time She Saw Her Brother” was published in the amazing The Box Under the Bed Anthology. It’s only 99 cents for the Kindle and has been climbing up the list of popularity quickly–and this is just the second day since it has been published (I repeat: second)! If you want to look more into it, check it out right here. You won’t want to miss it!

Second, three of my poems–“Bibliography”, “Librarians”, and “Revelation 12”–have been published by Foliate Oak and can be located right here. What was exciting for me about this was that I sent the maximum number of poems possible to send to Foliate Oak, and every single poem was accepted. That’s a first for me!

Lastly, I have been published for the third time in the amazing The Asexual. This is one of those literary journals I absolutely love and never want to stop contributing to. Check out my latest poem, “When You Say ‘Body’, I Say”, right here.

That’s all I want to say for now, except… WOW. Three publications in one day is pretty incredible!

Pre-Order The Box Under the Bed Anthology!

I wanted to give a heads-up–I am appearing in The Box Under the Bed, and the Kindle copy is officially being released by October 1st! A bonus story by the amazing author, Dan Alatorre, will be included for all who pre-order! Plus, you’ll get a chance to read an award-winning story by yours truly.

An added BONUS: ONLY 99 cents!

Consider purchasing now on Amazon. Hope to read your reviews (whether love it or hate it) soon!

“The First Thorn” on The Voices Project

I’ve been waiting months for this poem to be released, and it’s finally here! I wrote this last year and submitted it, thinking it wouldn’t even be seriously considered. Instead, it was accepted at my first try with The Voices Project, and I’m glad to be sharing it with you through this amazing publication!

Excerpt (so you’ll seriously consider checking out the link):

Cry

till your heart bleeds out

into a thousand glass pieces

scattered upon the blood-stained floor,… (read more here!)

Seshat Literary Magazine – Issue 1 Release

I wanted to quickly announce that the first issue of Seshat has been put up! Link is here:

Seshat Literary Magazine – Issue 1

I hope you all enjoy perusing its pages and enjoy the plentiful, beautiful works found in this first issue.

Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver Writing Contest: the first of TWO 4th PLACE winners, “The Last Time She Saw Her Brother” by Maribel C. Pagan

This story of mine won 4th place in a writing contest–check it out! 🙂

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Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver Writing Contest

Word Weaver logi FINAL trimmed

today, the first of TWO 4th place winners

* 4th Place Winner *

The Last Time She Saw Her Brother

by Maribel C. Pagan

Maribel shares 4th place with Leta McCurry, whose story we will feature tomorrow.

Maribel and Leta will each receive a $10 gift card, compliments of author and sponsor Annette Robinson, who donated this prize to our contest.

Also, both 4th place winners get serious bragging rights.

Reading the title I thought maybe it’d be sad, maybe it’d be a happy reunion; you never know. But I had a feeling it was going to be sad.

That’s okay. We have to appreciate each piece for what it is, and how well it delivers its story.

Because of the emotions involved, some stories are easier to read than others, but delivering a great story is what matters most. This piece did that.

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A Few Pieces of News

First off, I won 4th place in a writing contest! It’s super-exciting for sure!!! Check out the Contest winners here: https://danalatorre.com/2017/08/15/here-are-you-winners-dan-alatorres-word-weaver-writing-contest-oct-2017/ It’s amazing!! My winning piece will be featured on their site soon, so stay tuned for the link to be posted on the Works page and here on the blog.

I’m also announcing that I’m currently working on two major projects (aka novels) and, starting September, I may write a little about how those ones are going. One of them is a YA Fantasy novel (haha, shocker, right?) and the other is a Young Adult Coming-of-Age novel. Both are very different in a ton of ways, and that will be shared here eventually.

Last thing: Have you checked out the new magazine, Seshat? If you haven’t, click the link I’ve provided and check it out! Submissions have begun to slow down, but we’re still open to pieces in case you have something YOU want to share through our magazine! The magazine’s deadline is September 1, 2017, and the official release date is September 15, 2017. We still have some room to include your pieces!

That’s just about all I wanted to share right now. Have a great day, everyone, and enjoy these last days of summer!