SmokeLong Weekly for March 19, 2019:

Not Louise

by Sutton Strother

She told me Louise wasn’t her real name, just something her mother had passed along. The name Louise had belonged to her grandmother, a gambler with a cigar habit that had killed her at forty-six. At the funeral, standing beside the coffin, the dead woman’s eldest daughter swallowed the name whole, and when she had … Continue reading Not Louise

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The Strings Between UsBy James Braun

A Map of Woebegone Places By Elaine Chiew

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Useful InformationBy Kim Magowan

Issue Sixty-Two

December 17, 2018

This Week’s Reader:

Eliezra Schaffzin

Eliezra Schaffzin’s work has recently appeared in Online Conjunctions, Salt Hill, and SmokeLong’s 15th-anniversary contest issue, among other publications. She is currently at work on several longer literary and musical projects, including a novel about magic, seduction, and the first American department stores, for which she received a research grant from the New-York Historical Society. She is the 2017 recipient of the Calvino Prize, awarded to a work of fiction in the fabulist experimentalist style of Italo Calvino. Schaffzin holds an MFA from the University of Florida and has taught writing at Harvard University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her published and performed stories, essays, and texts for music are archived at

Read the interview with Eliezra Schaffzin

SmokeLong Flash Reading 2 at AWP in Portland

SmokeLong Quarterly presents a flash reading at Ex Novo Brewery 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. March 28. We are thrilled to host Nancy Au, Michael Don, Sherrie Flick, and Kathy Fish. Seating is very limited for this event, so please come early. We are asking that attendees choose one reading so that as many people as … Continue reading SmokeLong Flash Reading 2 at AWP in Portland