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Magdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader. She is the author of the poetry books Repulsion Thrust and Quark Soup, the novels Black Cow and Sleep Before Evening, a nonfiction book The Art of Assessment, and, in collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Deeper Into the Pond, Blooming Red, Cherished Pulse, She Wore Emerald Then, and Imagining the Future. She also runs a radio show, The Compulsive Re


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Publications

Black Cow, 2012 (novel)

Deeper Into the Pond, 2011 (Poetry, in collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson)

Imagining the Future, 2010 (Poetry, in collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson)

Blooming Red, 2009 (Poetry, in collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson)

Repulsion Thrust, 2009 (Poetry book)

She Wore Emerald Then, 2008 (Poetry, in collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson) Finalist in the USA Book News 2009 NBBA Best Book Awards

Sleep Before Evening, Bewrite Books, 2007 (novel) 2008 Indie Book Awards Regional Fiction Finalist

Cherished Pulse, 2006 (poetry chapbook - collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson)

Quark Soup, 2006 (poetry chapbook)

The Art of Assessment: How to Review Anything, 2003 (nonfiction book)

“Loosen Your Belt”: Global Delights: A feast of stories and poetry and recipes, 2003, Ethnic Communities Council and The Hunter Writer’s Centre

“The Last Bet” Commendation Prize, Roland Robinson 2005 Short Story Award. Published in Fifth Branch Down (print anthology, 2005, ed. Jean Kent)

“The Liar” Long Story Short: http://quicksitebuilder.cnet.com/mywritingfriend/id232.html

“The Fall” Skive Magazine: 'Next Stop: the best of Skive Magazine, 2004-2003' (print publication), and online at http://www.skivemagazine.mockfrog.com.au/stories0204/thefall.html, the story shortlisted in the Glen Eira “My Brother Jack” short story awards 2002

“Whiz Kid” Skive Magazine: http://www.skivemagazine.mockfrog.com.au/stories0704/whizkid.html

“The Clarity Centre” Skive Magazine: http://www.skivemagazine.mockfrog.com.au/stories1204/theclarity.html

“The Haunting” Mocha Memoirs, http://www.mochamemoirs.com/archives/issue14c.shtml

2004 Newcastle Poetry Prize, shortlisted, “Betelgeuse” (multimedia section), published in ‘The Cool Breath Burn’: Anthology

Roland Robinson Literary Award, 2006 Commendation Award (“Oceanic”), 2005 Commendation Award (“The Last Bet”), 2004 Commendation Prize (“Exile“); 2000 Commendation Certificate (“Whorl”)

Binnacle Ultra Short Competition, shortlist, “In the aftermath”

Poetry has been published in A Painted Summer (print anthology, 2004, ed. Jean Kent), Beneath the Valley (print anthology June 2005, reprinted 2006, Catchfire Press), The Uncontained Sea (Print Anthology, 2000, ed Jean Kent), Bird Before Landing (print anthology 2002), the Harpweaver (print anthology Volume 9, Autumn 2001), In Our Own Words Volume 4 and Volume 5 (Print anthology, MW Enterprises), The Pedestal Magazine, Thylazine (Ten Australian Poets, Series 9), Long Story Short, Artemis, The Golden Thread, The Green Tricycle, Niederngasse, Mocha Memoirs, OzPoet, Perigree (one year anniversary issue), The Flying Corn Press (Aug 2004, Poet of the Month), Poetically Speaking (2005), Void Magazine (June & September 2005), The Australian Reader (2005), Gunch Press: Poultry Broadside (print publication, November 2005), Mothering Magazine (print publication, Jan 2006), Haiku for Writers, Poetry Canada Magazine (print publication, June-Sept 2006), Totem Triptychs collaborative art project with Don Swartzentruber, Granola Mama, Blue Pepper, Escape Velocity magazine, Goodwill to All Men (print anthology, Anchor Books, 2006), The Westerly (Roland Robinson Literary Awards 2006, edited by Jean Kent and Judy Johnson), Stories for A Long Summer (Print Anthology, Catchfire Press, 2006), Cezanne’s Carrot, Australian Poetic Society, PeachPublishing, Cerebral Catalyst, Arabesques, Astropoetica.

Reviews/Interviews have been published in Cordite, Imago, Coppertales, Drexel Online Journal, Midwest Book Reviews (regular reviewer), MC Reviews, Relix Magazine, AussieReviews, Mommylinks, Shorncliss, Phillymama, RealLifeSolutions, Local LIT, E2K (staff writer), Thylazine, NewPages, and Media-Culture Reviews

Essays/articles have been published in Aribella, Parenting Magazine, Kidz on the Coast magazine, Net author (staff writer), Inscriptions, Scriptorium, Absolute Write, Sell Writing Online, The e-Writer’s Place, Write to inspire, The Writer Gazette, Performance Poetry, Beyond Fertility, RaisingOurKids, Ripe Lifestyle Magazine, T-Zero: The Writer's Ezine, The Writer magazine, and the 2005 edition of The Writer’s Handbook (69th Edition) (The Writer Books), Long Story Short, Thylazine, Writing Now, Writer’s Best Friend, The Verb, The Complete Writer's Journal (Red Engine Press, 2006), and Poetry Canada (print magazine, Oct 2006)

Accomplishments

Graduate Certificate in Marketing (Newcastle University) (Australia)
BA English Literature CCNY (USA),
MBus Charles Sturt University (Australia),
Certificate M Litt Oxford (UK)

Favorite Links

Magdalena Ball
Home page of Magdalena Ball, including bio, projects, books, media room, freebies and more

The Compulsive Reader
The Compulsive Reader features reviews of new release books by some of the hottest writers working today. There are also author interviews, profiles, a free e-zine, lots of regular book giveaways, literary criticism, literary news and lots more.

Magdalena Ball Blog
The occasional ponderings, rants, giveaways, remarks, movements, and reviews of an author, reviewer, and all out juggler (that's one person), though you can expect guests here.




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