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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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First Story by Simon Han First Story by Simon Han, July 21, 2014

What you've forgotten in Chinese you have not yet learned in English: this is what happens when you spend four years in life, but three and a half in America. Your parents attend classes at the university that runs this town. While they are away, old shrinking Chinese ladies take turns watching you from the plastic wrapped couch. As the hours pass, the lady recedes into herself, the dent in the couch rises like dough, the plastic flattens out, until she is floating, this old shrinking lady, an apparition in the living room, the room where you make your living.

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SmokeLong Quarterly
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

This Week's Reader
Angela Readman Angela Readman's stories have won The National Flash Fiction Competition and The Costa Short Story Award. Her work has appeared in several journals online and in print, including Smokelong Quarterly, Gigantic Sequins, The Asham Award anthology, The Bristol Short Story prize anthology and Unthology 5. Her story collection, Don't Try This at Home is out in 2015 with & Other Stories. She will read stories submitted to SmokeLong July 21-27.

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SmokeLong Feature
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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