Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Snow Angels to be published in the Momaya Short Story Review 2018

Delightful news this morning.

My short story Snow Angels has been selected to be published in the 2018 Momaya Short Story Review, together with Bits of Colored Glass story by my friend Carol Malley who recived a honorable mention. The theme of the competition was Coming of Age. Congratulations to all the shortlisted writers! Everything is better with friends! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Read Tatjana's Stories

Here are the places where you can read my stories:

1. American Fiction, volume 16 - Snow Angles, a coming of age story with very unique characters.

The book can be purchased here

2. WordWorks Summer 2017 edition - Canoe Benches of the Salish Sea, a postcard creative non-fiction piece about early days of an immigrant in Vancouver.

This magazine is available in public libraries across BC, Canada

3. Pain That Unites Us All, Anthology - Shaque Attack, a short story about fathers, sons, and daughters.

This book can be purchased here or downloaded for free here

4. Womanthology, Anthology - Dana, Bistraexcerpts from my upcoming novel in stories set in Serbia.

This book is available as a free download and for sale as a paperback. 

5. Whitmanology, Anthology - The Spring of 1999, Tobacco Leaf, excerpts from my upcoming novel in stories set in Serbia.

This book is available as a free download and for sale as a paperback.

6. RCLAS e-zine, Issue 46 - My Burka Girl, a humorous story about a rebellious girl and an enamored young man.

This e-zine can be downloaded here

7. RCLAS e-zine, Issue 48 - Spirit Bear Island, a ghost story about a woman with regrets.

This e-zine can be downloaded here:

I hope you will enjoy reading my work.


Eagle Mountain - Honorable Mention and published in RCLAS e-zine

My short story Eagle Mountain earned an honorable mention in the 2018 Write On! contest by the Royal City Literary Arts Society. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and especially to Claire, my friend from the Port Moody writers' group, who won the contest.

I enjoyed reading my story at the awards event on June 9 in the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

Read my story in the June 2018 RCLAS Wordplay at Work Issue 55 together with some amazing pieces by the featured talented writers.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

American Fiction: Volume 16 with Snow Angels

The American Fiction Volume 16 has been published, and in it is my little short story Snow Angels, along with many wonderful stories by emerging writers, selected by the New Rivers Press and judge Ann Hood. 

The stories are beautifully arranged in five sections: Hand Picked, Youth, Love Lost and Found, Damaged, and Ghosts. Snow Angels is in the Youth section.

I just received my copies of the book in the mail. I am immersed in great fiction, grateful to be in the company of these inspiring authors. Thank you New Rivers Press!

The book can be purchased here

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Surrey International Writers' Conference

This was my first time at a writers' conference and it certainly did not disappoint!

Huge thank you to all the presenters, organizers, and volunteers, and a very special thank you to literary agent Donald Maass for the fantastic Master Class and interest in Bistra's World!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Spirit Bear Island Published!

Big thank you to the Royal City Literary Arts Society for including my spooky literary story Spirit Bear Island in the Haloween edition of their Wordplay at Work monthly literary magazine!

Spirit Bear Island is a fictional solitary island in the Strait of Georgia, where my protagonist, Margot, retreats one winter to face her demons.

The magazine can be downloaded here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pain That Unites Us All - Anthology

I participated in “The Pain That Unites Us All,” an anthology inspired by “The Power of the Pen: Writing Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction,” a MOOC course held by the University of Iowa in 2017.

From the “Forward” by author Monica Bergers:

“Pain, when written about, has power, and this power can be channeled into pure energy on the page. From this crafting comes wisdom, and perhaps, peace. It seems fitting, then, to say that these writers, in gathering their work and offering it as a reflection of lived, and often agonizing life are not only courageous, but also joyful. For they have found that writing and art have the capacity to burn out the pain. I agree with them. May it comfort you to know that in your grief and your frustration, in your struggle to live, you are not alone.

Monica Bergers
July 2017”

This book is available as a free download and a paper version for purchase at a great discount if you use a Lulu coupon.

Front cover painting entitled ―Pain‖ by Elsa Orozco, all rights reserved 2017.