Publication News – The Ampersand

I have a short story about to be published in a new magazine for Australian writers, The Ampersand. The first edition is out 1st April, in both hardcopy and online. More details coming very soon!

Over the last year, I have been working hard on my short story writing skills. I’ve written flash fiction (under 500 words), micro fiction (under 100 words), and sought fame and glory by entering writing competitions. So far, I haven’t won any prizes but one thing’s for sure, the more stories I wrote, the better my writing became.

One of my literary influences is Ray Bradbury. He is famous for his science fiction stories. He was also a prolific writer and he encouraged young writers to also write prolifically without worrying about quality. His challenge was to write one story per week then at the end of a year, see how much your writing has improved.

You might see shades of Bradbury in my story. It’s set in the near future and it has an android as the main character. If you want to know, you’ll have to wait until 1st April to find out. Until then, happy reading and writing.


  1. Hi Maria! This is all very exciting and I am so pleased for you. Living the dream! I’m looking forward to getting an issue of The Ampersand. 🙂

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