SmokeLong Weekly for May 26, 2018:

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Truths and One Lie About Marian ‘Lady Tyger’ Trimiar, Former Women’s Lightweight Champion of the World

by Annie Bilancini

1. Lady Tyger trained seven days a week in the months leading up to her unofficial debut match at Washington Heights’ Audubon Ballroom in 1974. The fight wasn’t legal—not with two women in the ring—but she sparred anyway. When she trained, she boxed with whoever showed up at the gym. The men who challenged her … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Truths and One Lie About Marian ‘Lady Tyger’ Trimiar, Former Women’s Lightweight Champion of the World

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Girls, Girls, GirlsBy Shannon Barber

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Belly of a FishBy Rachel Mangini

FROM THE ARCHIVES: RecessBy Adam Peterson

FROM THE ARCHIVES: MetallicBy Ellen Parker

Issue Fifty-Nine

March 19, 2018

This Week’s Reader:

Nickalus Rupert

Nickalus Rupert spent most of his life near the Gulf Coast of Florida. In 2015, he completed an MFA fellowship at the University of Central Florida. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Southern Mississippi and a former associate editor of Mississippi Review. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Slice Magazine, The Literary Review, Pleiades, Tin House Online, Sonora Review Online, and other journals. Currently, he is at work on Giants of the False Desert, a novel.

Read the interview with Nickalus Rupert

Review: No Other Form but This: Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story

  By Cheryl Pappas In what other form can you find a story about old men floating up in the air, or a narrator’s deep dive into the word “glyph” as a way of coming to grips with the end of a love affair? I found myself ever grateful for the flexibility of the flash … Continue reading Review: No Other Form but This: Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story