Mark Antony Rossi

Author * Poet * Playwright * Futurist *

Staff Writer at Sea of Tranquility

April 11, 2017

We wish to congratulate Mark in becoming a staff writer at rock record review site: Sea of Tranquility.

Check out his amazing feature examining the technological futurism of the lyrics of the progressive rock group Queensryche.




The Wayward Sword: Seeking Challenging Submissions

February 10, 2017

Join, Mark Antony Rossi, new Associate Editor of The Wayward Sword a powerful and poetic publication seeking out new literature from the brave and the boldest writers.

...poetry should be subversive turning
your heart and mind against one another,
making them rivals and best friends
because of it. poetry should challenge
the reader without alienating them.
stimulate them without stringing them out.
it should be concise without being spare.
poetry should be a lover
you can never get enough of
Pieces between 4 and 100 lines (if you throw 100 lines down, it better be damned compelling)
Form Poetry, Free Verse, Free meter, Song Lyrics, whatever you would call Challenging, we want it!

Consider combining images and words in a single submission.

Subject line:
    "The Wayward Sword: Challenging Submissions - (Preferred Creator Name)"

Email Body:
    Up to 5 pieces

New Monthly Column: Internal Quiet

November 17, 2016

Editorial: World Peace Through Intimacy

July 20, 2016

Visit: Futurist Portal -- Ethical Stranger

July 4, 2016

This fan created site contains links to American futurist writer Mark Antony Rossi's ebook titles as well as his latest articles and radio interview.

Caravan To Midnight Interview w/ John Wells

July 2, 2016

Two New Membership Additions

May 9, 2016

Super congrats to Mark for the following memberships:


He is now a recognized member of the Poet and Writers Academy:


He is now an official member of the internationally renown futurist organization  The Foresight Network:

Ethical Stranger: The Column

April 11, 2016


Deep appreciation for the emails and continued support of a unique column that exposes the ethical issues surrounding technology.

Alien Ambition and the Human Condition

March 14, 2016



AT THE CLOSE of WWII the first reporting of unidentified flying objects reached public audiences. Three years later a more sensational story stole newspaper headlines when the Air Force reported it recovered a crashed flyer saucer. Called “the Roswell incident” by believers, this story no doubt was the first in a long line of conspiracy theories to grip paranoid sky watchers.

What is the average citizen to make of all this talk of flyer discs, mutilated farm stock, and human abductions? Are these the rantings of victims of self-esteem desperate to feel special in an impersonal world? Are UFO’s the psychological manifestations of people refusing to believe in traditional religion? Or should we give some credence to mathematical possibilities of life existing beyond this small galaxy?

The latter answer seems to strike a chord in a majority of people surveyed who do believe humans are not alone in the universe. Let’s, for the sake of argument, say there are beings from another world visiting us on a daily basis. What would be the impact on our civilization? I’m not referring to death beams destroying skyscrapers. What impact would such knowledge cause regarding our major religious belief systems? What if these aliens were a race of atheists? What impact would their existence cause regarding the most feasible political system: democracy? What if these aliens lived in a society that resembled a better-evolved socialism?

Is it truly possible that Humanity whom at its core is drenched with the perspiration of paranoia of the Unknown, the Stranger, and the Outsider— can respond in trustworthy fashion to the presence of space aliens with superior technology? If we are honest with ourselves and our past historical record of deception and destruction—we would not. Alien superior technology is translated into superior weaponry. The human social (anti-social) animal requires an enemy to justify its brilliant belief system, which coincidentally, is always superior to that of its neighbors. You might have guessed, humanity is most likely to transfer its prejudiced viewpoint onto whatever new life form drifted towards our small planet. Their annihilation could cause us to feel better about ourselves—for a short while. Anyway.

What if aliens were to share advanced medical science and cure all or most major diseases? How would that effect Earth’s dwindling resources? Societies confront a dilemma, forcing them to search for better fuel resources, methods to stop war, faster food production, etc. The enormous debt to alien passive intervention might begin to erode human self-efficiency and determination. I pose many fantastic questions merely in the belief that aliens would be benign beings. What if they were not? My gut instinct informs me chances are if aliens do exist on the Roswell timetable they’ve had opportunity to study Earth for fifty years. That’s about forty-nine years longer than it should take to conclude we are a hostile race. This assumption is based on the kind of advanced technology aliens invented to travel huge distances. They would have reasoned the technology/military angle and understand that our paranoia could not guarantee their safety. Their face-to-face contact could easily change Earth in ways I cannot truly imagine. Suffice it to say the changes are fatal. Fatal, because we are still a warlike species, and if aliens are peaceful they shall die by our hands. If they are hostile they shall die by our hands. The Stranger in our history is a deadly threat.

If their technology doesn’t frighten us first, their skin color will. Deep (and not so deep) in the recesses of the human mind—white, brown, black and yellow people are deemed inferior by members of another culture. Imagine when green or gray aliens prove to be superior. Best they stay in their shiny UFO’s. Humanity’s feeble weapons might not destroy them but our hatred of anything “alien” will. The oft-repeated nightmare of human extinction through biological or nuclear warfare is definitely in doubt. A review of the 20th century, a costly and innovative time period, shows an astounding restraint regarding planetary-wide destruction. Stalin’s famines, WWII, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust are indeed mind-boggling man-made tragedies forever imprinted on the collective soul. Yet they would pale in comparison to the total death of planet Earth.

Tomorrow’s super-technologies are destined to enslave humanity; not erase it. The terrible curse we carry encoded in our character is bound to murder the human spirit; not the human body. What we eventually bring to the cosmos in our spaceships shall be deemed alien by life forms fully capable of judging us. Our final reckoning is beyond Earth. In a place, by a race of beings, populated by inner faces similar to prophets, saints, holy men, and geniuses we have ignored, tortured and killed. What about little green men? They are us, little and green with envy and ungrateful of what Nature has bestowed: the best machine, a human brain, and the best home, planet Earth. My bet is humans; not space aliens, will deliver extinction to life in our galaxy.

Ethical Stranger: A New Technology Ethics Column

March 7, 2016

Ethical Stranger: A new technology column focusing on ethics and consequences in this day where playing God is not only possible, it is punishable.

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Loyal First Books: Loud Writing For A Sleepy World

July 20, 2015


A new site for a new imprint the life's work of American futurist writer and author Mark Antony Rossi.




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New Ebook Release: Strength To Be Human

July 7, 2015


This short but powerful declaration of human independence follows the philosophy and writings of Mark Antony Rossi. Imagine the freedom of simply being yourself. No pandering to dangerous science that reaches for artificial intelligence and robotics solely because it feels humanity is inadequa…

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Fiction Pieces Forthcoming

July 4, 2015

I am always pleased to report more previously unpublished fiction pieces by Mark are forthcoming in the following publications:

Mad Swirl  (actually this work is on their site right on...)

Tracer  ( ditto here too)


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Fun With Final Poems

June 28, 2015

We'd like to extend our thanks for Janice Lee ( Executive Editor, Entropy)  for her wonderful continuing series:

Final Poem

She was gracious enough to include Rossi's poem "For Late Admirers"

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Writers Beware: Do Not Ever Pay A Fee!!!

June 17, 2015

We stand we those sites ( who continue to publish and warn other writers of magazines like Red Savina Review and a growing list who have the gall of charging a submission fee. Don't fall for the excuses. Here's a pathetic few of them:

We have to pay Submittable.

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Writings Forthcoming

March 25, 2015

Mark' most recent writings are forthcoming in the following fine publications:

Transnational  (English and German versions)    --Creative NonFiction

Peaches Literary Magazine                                  --Fiction

Coe Review                          …

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Anak Sastra

January 21, 2015

Anak Sastra, a wonderful publication focusing on Asian themes, concepts and locations has published Mark Antony Rossi's poem

Aerial Reconnaissance of Melancholia

it will be included in their 18th edition scheduled for the end of Jan 15.





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Photography: Unlucky Horseshoe

December 7, 2014

On rare ocassions Mr. Rossi shares his photographic eye with the artistic world.

Sentiments Literary Arts Journal #2

is using for its cover art his photo "Unlucky Horseshoe"

Unlucky Horseshoe was a photo he t…

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The Albright Interview: Poet, Mark Antony Rossi (Session I)

November 15, 2014

The Albright Interview:  Poet, Mark Antony Rossi (Session I)

1. Do you have a poetic philosophy?

1. Less structure more focus on sentiment, substance, I daresay, even subtext. All this worry about cadence and rhyme schemes strikes me as mathematics rather than literature.

2. In the age of TV, DV…

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You Must Never Give Up

November 12, 2014

Bloodless Betty

A flash flction piece focusing on the absurdity of Common Core and the robotic political whores it creates.


"This piece is also a literary testament to Rossi's determination to get it published despite objections from so-called progressive editors whom want "tough material" wit…

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Basic Rossi Archives

November 8, 2014

Appreciate the requests. Often the Internet is the fastest method to get a person to experience the writings of an American Modern thinker.

Essays (Writing)

Genesis of a Poetic Conscience (1984-2000)



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September: Poet of the Month

August 23, 2014

Bareback Literary Journal has selected 5 poems from Mark Antony Rossi to showcase in its September issue which also rewards him with Poet of the Month. Check it out and lend your voice.



Recent Play Produced: Eye of a Needle

April 8, 2014

Eye of a Needle by Mark Antony Rossi

Produced, 28 Feb 14, Grin Theatre, Liverpool, England

It's enough to have to write a play and fight to the ends of the earth to get it produced. It's quite another for someone to review your play and publish their findings for the world to read. The key word b…

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A Writer's Life: Maintaining A Routine

February 7, 2014

Our lives have become more complex and often crowded with enormous distractions such as smart phones and dumb car drivers.

If we are to continue in our chose vocation of writing it is necessary to establish a certain routine to stamp our creative presence for the day.

Every writer has a different …

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Early Work Can Inspire Future Happenings

November 23, 2013

What is Rejection?

November 10, 2013

What is rejection?

I speak as one whom has an enormous amount of experience with rejection. I have found it is simply the arrival of your vision smashed against the pre-conceived vision of said editor.  In many ways literary rejection no different than a classic job interview. They have a picture o…

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The Future of Short Fiction

November 3, 2013

It's been said for the past 20 years that flash fiction, short fiction 1000 words or less, is basically the platform for future short fiction. While it has been included in many more publications today versus the recent past there still a certain stigma many editors will not admit to publicly. A cer…

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In Blog We Trust

November 2, 2013

I'm a writer not a web designer so this simple blog will have to suffice to communicate to readers and other writers interested in my works and ideas.  At the present time I am writing a science humor column called Atom & Eve which is published at The Magill Review an up and coming online publicatio…

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