Maria Stadnicka is a writer, freelance journalist and PhD researcher based in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. She started writing at the age of seven and published her first poems in 1995.
Between 1996 and 2003 Maria lived in Iasi, Romania and won 12 Romanian national prizes for poetry, as well as ‘Porni Luceafarul…’ - First Prize for poetry collection and ‘Convorbiri Literare’ publishing house, First Prize for new poetry collection, Romania.
She was a radio broadcaster and member of the literary group Club 8, Iasi, Romania.
In 2003, Maria moved to England and in 2010 she became a member of the Stroud Writers Group, Gloucestershire. She read poetry in Abergavenny, Edinburgh, London, Oxford, Bristol, Cheltenham, Plymouth, Stroud, Stourpaine, Winchester.
Maria Stadnicka published poetry in: ‘Wienzeile' literary magazine, (Austria), ‘Cronica’, ‘Poesis’, ‘Hyperion’, ‘LiterNet’, ‘Convorbiri literare’, 'LitMag' (Romania and Republic of Moldova), 'Dissident Voice', 'Angry Old Man', 'Osiris' (USA), 'I am not a silent poet', 'Your One Phone Call', 'Stride', 'International Times', 'Tears in the Fence', 'Amaryllis', Amethyst Review', 'Eye Flash Poetry', 'Litter', 'Molly Bloom', 'Noon', 'The Journal', 'The Moth', 'Shearsman' (United Kingdom), 'Meniscus', 'AXON', 'Social Alternatives', 'TEXT' (Australia), 'The Ofi Press Journal' (Mexico).
Published anthologies and poetry collections:
-‘O-Zone Friendly’ anthology, (Romania, 2002);
- 'Pamphlet 15 – Change and Permanence' (Stroud, UK, 2012);
- 'Pamphlet 15 – Trust and Betrayal' (Stroud, UK, 2013);
- 'A Short Story about War' (Yew Tree Press, UK, 2014);
- 'Stroud Poets' Pamphlet vol. I (Yew Tree Press, UK, 2016);
- 'Imperfect' (Yew Tree Press, UK, 2017);
- 'Exitus' (Smallminded Books, UK, 2017);
- 'The Unmoving' (Broken Sleep Books, UK, Aug. 2018);
- 'SOMNIA' (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2019);
- 'Bearings 2' (The Poets' Republic Press, 2019);
- 'Uranium Bullets' (Cervena Barva Press, US, 2019).
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