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Announcements of new releases, events, collaboration works, interviews, etc. Updates, works in progress, and other commentaries in newsletter.


  • A cyborg’s Recap Leaving Jupiter in Aquarius
    A cyborg’s Recap Leaving Jupiter in Aquarius

    What you’re reading is a port from my subscription services, patreon, and substack where i crosspost the free content. I post at a frequency between monthly and seasonally lately, and not all of it is posted here by a long shot, so I encourage you to subscribe if you like what you find here at…


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  • “Desire Practice for Cyborgs” with Common Field 2021
    “Desire Practice for Cyborgs” with Common Field 2021

    For those who can’t get enough of my Desire Practice offering, here’s a recording of the one I did with COMMON FIELD, a national network of independent arts organizations and organizers, back in November of 2021. Friday, Nov 5, 20215pm EDT/2pm PDTWorkshop: 60 min Partner SessionOrganized by 2021 Convening Partner S RodriguezFacilitated by M Téllez…


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  • Cyborg Memoirs Fan Club is Here
    Cyborg Memoirs Fan Club is Here

    “Sci-fi magic smut survivor memoir.”“Desire Hope Despair.”“Not everybody is good at their body.”“You must forge yourself into a weapon.”“There will be no new colony.” Cyborg Memoirs first existed as the personal website of me, Magus Monk bka M. Téllez fka number18, back on the FREE BANDWIDTH days of the mid 90s dial-up internet. In 2003,…


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  • Here Comes The Fall ’21  ☿ Intensive
    Here Comes The Fall ’21 ☿ Intensive

    Announcing the 2021 FALL MERCURY INTENSIVEOCT 4 – NOV 10, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7-9pm ESTapplications close friday, oct 1, 10pm EST Storytelling critique focused. Sci-fi, fantasy, magic, smut welcome. De-centering MFAs, career path academics, or those currently connected to/embedded in institutional resources. Priority to Philly native and long-time residents. Pay what you wish. ? Read…


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  • Recap on a Mercury Monastery
    Recap on a Mercury Monastery

    By all expressed accounts, the Mercury Intensive, my free, impromptu, experimental June-long writing and storytelling workshop, went well. If you recall, I decided I would run my own workshop after getting yet another rejection from a genre writing workshop I had been hoping to attend. (Admittedly, I don’t apply to a terrible amount of workshops…


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  • MERCURY INTENSIVE FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP
    MERCURY INTENSIVE FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

    Seeking participants for a first-time DIY Philly fiction writers workshop series, intensive for the month of June 2021, facilitated by M. Téllez (aka me, check the About if you need more info). If you are interested in participating, READ THIS PAGE and fill out the interest survey at the bottom. The survey will close on…


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  • Service Appreciation
    Service Appreciation

    An old fashioned internet shrine for service expressed through disposable items, mostly bags. @serviceappreciation After tagging a handful of posts with #serviceappreciation on my personal Instagram a couple years ago, I wound up creating a hobby account @serviceappreciation, where every post is a short story or meditation about a different plastic bag. The account has…


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  • Bookmarked
    Bookmarked

    “This pandemic blows.” I’ve been saying this as a sign off or greeting in many of my short communications lately. Well—lemme get to the news part of this: All orders of my short story collection Transitional Times Transitional Body will now come with this handsome bookmark, designed for the new year and 4th printing of…


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  • Key Concepts of Message Perception + Futurism & Languages of Manipulation
    Key Concepts of Message Perception + Futurism & Languages of Manipulation

    In the summer of 2020 I put together two zines (PDFs & audio below) concerned with discerning propaganda and strengthening media literacy skills ~ how to call bullshit and pick apart media messages by peeping how and why they’re made, in other words. The impetus must’ve been from watching the media spin spin spin what…


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  • Trans Times in the Broad Street Review
    Trans Times in the Broad Street Review

    The city is changing: new faces, apartments, businesses. These changes are often framed as progress or advancement. But what about what’s left behind? What happens to those who can’t afford the tickets to the future? In the COVID era, remote lifestyles radically alter the flow of life in Philadelphia. The past is being pushed out…


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  • The Floating World: Ghosts of Mars
    The Floating World: Ghosts of Mars

    madam data presents The Floating World, a podcast of experimental sound and storytelling. Music in the sense of vacuum cleaners and power lines, a pulsating mechanical unconsciousness. It is sound to listen to while driving, walking through the city or taking the subway, while falling asleep at 3am to construction outside, when you need to…


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  • Transitional Times Transitional Body: Expanded
    Transitional Times Transitional Body: Expanded

    My first order of business for 2020 was to redesign and expand my 2019 short story collection, which started out as a zine and quickly became a 125-count book that sold out by the end of the year. I changed the dimensions, margins, cover color, header fonts, finessed the images to render a bit better…


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