All publications by Maria Dong, organized by type and publication date. Links to audio recordings and reviews provided where available. You can also jump down to one of the following categories: Articles, Short Fiction, Poetry.

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Alone? or, How A Survivalist Reality-TV Show Defangs Publishing’s Narrow Definition of Agency. Apex Magazine, #125. Sept. 15, 2021. (2500 words, Essay.)

The Wilds: The Awesomely Cheesy, Mid 2000's Style Teen Drama We All Deserved But Never Got. Bella Media Channel. July 23, 2021. (2000 words.)

Short Fiction

(Pending Publication.) Nine Tails of a Soap Empire. Lightspeed Magazine. (5000 words, Horror, Fantasy.)

(Pending Publication.) Little Deaths and Missed Connections. The Reinvented Heart. (3000 words, Science Fiction.)

(Pending Publication.) The Repatriate. Kaleidotrope. (9000 words, Horror, Fantasy.)

In the Beginning of Me, I Was a Bird. Lightspeed Magazine, #140. Jan. 6, 2022. (5400 words, Science Fiction, Fantasy.) Audio Available.

A Star On Earth Is Always Lonely. Fusion Fragment, #8. Oct. 1, 2021. (7300 words, Science Fiction.)

The Cabbit. Nightmare Magazine, #104. May 1, 2021. (4000 words, Horror, Fantasy.) Audio Available. Reviewed in: Quick Sip Reviews, SFRevu Review, Tangent Online, Sci Fi Movie Page.

The Frankly Impossible Weight of Han. Khoreo Magazine, #1. Feb. 15, 2021. (5038 words, Science Fiction, Fantasy.) Audio Available. Reviewed in: Quick Sip Reviews, Short Fiction Treasures - Strange Horizons, It's A Jumble.

The Ten Thousand Lives of Luciana Kim. Fusion Fragment, #4. Jan. 18, 2021. (3800 words, Science Fiction.) Reviewed in:, Quick Sip Reviews, Insectoid Reviews, It's A Jumble.

The Truth At the Bottom Of the Ocean. Augur Magazine, #3.2. Dec. 15, 2020. (2600 words, Fantasy.) Reviewed in: Quick Sip Reviews, Amazing Stories.

A Brief History of KFSD: A Presentation Only Partially Slept Through. If There's Anyone Left, #1. Nov. 21, 2020. (500 words, Science Fiction, Flash.)

A Bird Always Wants More Mangoes. Apparition Literary Magazine, #12: Satisfaction. Nov. 1, 2020. (4300 words, Horror, Fantasy.) Reviewed in:, The Future Fire.

EZ2Luv Is Hard To Leave. Fusion Fragment, #2. Sept. 1, 2020. (7600 words, Science Fiction.)

The Deck. The Decoded Pride Anthology, #1. June 1, 2020. (4300 words, Fantasy.)


Cherries, Sweet and Tart. Fantasy Magazine, #75. Jan. 18, 2022. (802 words, Horror, Fantasy.)