I have a new short story in the August 2015 publication Scheherezade's Bequest: Something Rich and Strange. This is a beautiful collection of magical realism and fairy tales - both new and retold - inspired by the ever-beguiling sea. I'm also currently engaged in several new projects - not only my seemingly endless quest to write … Continue reading New short story
Author: Maria Hummer
“Skin” premieres online
Having enjoyed its festival run, "He Took His Skin Off For Me" premieres online today at Short of the Week. "If Hollywood and the talent scouts of the feature film industry really do have an eye on the short film world, then someone needs to get Aston and Hummer on the phone ASAP – as … Continue reading “Skin” premieres online
IdeasTap Inspires WCN
This autumn I was chosen as a winner of the 2014 IdeasTap Inspires Writers' Centre Norwich Creative Writing Competition, a 6-month mentoring scheme for budding fiction writers under 30. Part of the prize includes a 4-day writing retreat in Norwich so tomorrow I am off to the City of Literature to meet writers, agents, story lovers, and … Continue reading IdeasTap Inspires WCN
"He Took His Skin Off For Me" has now been accepted into roughly 14 film festivals, with more likely to come. The full list can be found on the website: http://hetookhisskinoffforme.com/.
“Skin” premier this Friday
This Friday our short film "He Took His Skin Off For Me", based on my short story published in Devil's Lake, will premiere at the 2014 Palm Springs Film Festival. I am so thrilled this film is finally getting out there and I can't wait to share it with you all. Follow the film's page … Continue reading “Skin” premier this Friday
“Homegoing” published online
Passages North has just released Issue 35, featuring my short story "Homegoing." You can read this brand new story online. "He even took the hand towels..."
Best of Ohio Short Stories now on Amazon
If you have a Kindle, you can start reading this amazing anthology right now. My short story "Open House" and seventeen other stories were chosen from hundreds of submissions to represent the best fiction Ohio has to offer. Presented by the Columbus Creative Cooperation, this anthology is the first of its kind. Download on Amazon … Continue reading Best of Ohio Short Stories now on Amazon
Very honored to share with you the video of my short story "The Curse" performed at Liars' League Hong Kong. Link to the text at Liar's League Hong Kong here.
Books Talk Back
This Thursday, September 12th I will be joining four other novelists at the first ever Books Talk Back, a new literary event in West London. It's unique from other literary readings in that this evening is interactive and promotes conversation between writers and their audience. Find us in The Rose & Crown in Ealing from … Continue reading Books Talk Back
“Open House” to appear in Best of Ohio Short Stories
Just received word that a story of mine has been chosen for the Best of Ohio Short Stories anthology. The anthology is published by the Columbus Creative Cooperative and is due out in November 2013. The story - "Open House" - is a favorite of mine and I'm delighted to showcase it alongside 19 other … Continue reading “Open House” to appear in Best of Ohio Short Stories