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SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years (2003-2013)
SLQ anthology SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years (2003-2013)

Get the Best of the First Ten Years of SmokeLong now! Our print anthology is available at Matter Press, featuring 56 writers and the first 40 issues of SmokeLong Quarterly!

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A Girl Walks Into a Page by Laura Maylene Walter A Girl Walks Into a Page by Laura Maylene Walter, September 1, 2014

A girl walks into the pages of a fantasy novel and flashes her sword before the dragon. Just before she makes the first swing, she looks into the dragon's eyes and sees her own slender self reflected there, pale and vicious. The girl throws down her sword, bows to the dragon, and takes off through the pages in search of new adventures.

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Issue Forty-Four Issue Forty-Four (June 23, 2014): Flicker by Erin Armstrong «» Fumigation Day by JR Fenn «» White Smoke by Matthew Fogarty «» PUNK by Claire Rudy Foster «» Everything You Are Doing Right Now Is Stupid by Richard Hackler «» Farrah Fawcett, Guardian of Highway Bridge Abutments by Joe Kapitan «» Ikechi by Jay Merill «» Jimmy O'Jimmy by Vincent Poturica «» From the Diary of Your Unlived Life by Andrew Ridker «» In Which a Truck Driver Parked at a Rest Stop Outside of La Grange Experiences Trauma-Related Erectile Dysfunction by Vincent Scarpa «» The Drive by Gabrielle Sierra «» Junior in the Tunnels by Bud Smith «» Cane Pole by Claudia Smith «» The Archetype by Tori Telfer «» Bravado by Girija Tropp «» Interviews: Erin Armstrong «» JR Fenn «» Matthew Fogarty «» Claire Rudy Foster «» Richard Hackler «» Joe Kapitan «» Jay Merill «» Vincent Poturica «» Andrew Ridker «» Vincent Scarpa «» Gabrielle Sierra «» Bud Smith «» Claudia Smith «» Tori Telfer «» Girija Tropp «» Cover Art by Karen Prosen «» Letter From the Editor

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Mark Cugini Mark Cugini is the author of I'm Just Happy To Be Here (Ink Press 2014) and the managing editor of Big Lucks Books. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pinwheel, Sink Review, Hobart, Barrelhouse, BOAAT, and numerous other publications. On July 20th, 2014, he became the #1 ranked player of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. He will read stories submitted to SmokeLong September 1-6.

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Alex Kafka Artist Spotlight: Alexander C. Kafka January 22, 2014

This is part of an intermittent series of interviews with the artists who illustrate the wonderful stories we publish. Here, art editor Ashley Inguanta chats with Alexander C. Kafka, a photographer, journalist, and composer in Bethesda, Maryland.

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