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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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Photographs by Mark Derks Photographs by Mark Derks, July 28, 2014

His wife recognized him in a photograph during a special exhibition at the National Gallery. It was a photograph he had already passed over with the same moderate attention he brought to all but the most engaging pictures—car accidents, say, or shadow stains on concrete after a nuclear blast. A few people murmured and pointed at the white-bordered squares, offering snippets of criticism and observations, their wrists twisting as they spoke, their thumbs flopping in half-hearted emphasis.

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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
Matthew Dexter Like the nomadic Pericú natives before him, Matthew Dexter survives on a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of shrimp tacos, smoked marlin, cold beer and warm sunshine. He is the author of the novel, The Ritalin Orgy (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, 2013). His flash fiction and narrative nonfiction has been published in hundreds of literary journals and dozens of anthologies. Thousands of articles sold for fish tacos. He is the memoir editor at Split Lip Magazine and reads submissions for PANK. He lives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He will read stories submitted to SmokeLong July 28-August 3.

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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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