Smokelong Weekly for February 10, 2016:

Sea of Love

Art by Jayne Guertin
by Maria Mutch

My husband said something very clever once. I had sliced my wrist—this was only an accident—and we were sitting in an emergency room. A nurse had wrapped my arm in bandages and then left to take care of other people, some of whom were also bleeding. People don’t know how much blood there is in … Continue reading Sea of Love

More stories:

ScooterBy Meredith Alling

Some Cool HeavenBy Emma Smith-Stevens

Daddy’s BoyBy Dennis Norris II

The Favorite PersonBy Lorie Broumand

art by Jim Gavenus

Issue Fifty

December 14, 2015

This Week’s Reader:

Pete Stevens

Pete Stevens is the fiction editor at Squalorly. His work has appeared at Blue Earth Review, Word Riot, Yemassee, Hobart, and SmokeLong Quarterly, among others. Currently, he is teaching English and working towards his MFA in fiction at Minnesota State, Mankato. More at

Read the interview with Pete Stevens

Lost at Sea: On Falling for Atlas of Remote Islands

Credit: Penguin Books

This week Matt Weinkam shares his unabashed love for Judith Schalansky’s beautiful book Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will and its recent Pocket Atlas reissue. By Matt Weinkam I’m in love with a book. Can I say that? There is a book that I love like a person. I think it is … Continue reading Lost at Sea: On Falling for Atlas of Remote Islands


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