SmokeLong Weekly for December 7, 2019:


by Christen Noel Kauffman

When the doctor turns the ultrasound monitor towards you, you aren’t prepared for tentacles suctioned to the umbilical cord. You never imagined the large eye sockets, wide disks in the black and white, or the mesmerizing motion of a round body and fluid limbs. We’ve never seen anything like this, he says. You’ll need to … Continue reading Mother

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Issue Sixty-Five

September 16, 2019

This Week’s Reader:

Megan Pillow

Megan Pillow (formerly Megan Pillow Davis) is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop in fiction and is currently a doctoral candidate in the University of Kentucky’s English Department. Her work has appeared in, among other places, <em>Electric Literature, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, Paper Darts,  Passages North,</em> and <em>Gay Magazine</em>. Her fiction has been chosen for the <em>Wigleaf</em> Top 50, and her nonfiction has been honored as notable in the 2019 edition of <em>The Best American Essays.</em> She is currently writing her dissertation and a novel. You can find her on Twitter HERE.

Read the interview with Megan Pillow