SmokeLong News Digest, Issue 1

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News from SmokeLong Contributors and Staff:

Available at AmazonTom Cooper‘s novel, The Marauders, was released from Random House-Crown on February 3rd. The book was a long time in the making, and has so far received very strong reviews.

“More fun than a book about the aftermath of an ecological disaster has any right to be” – Esquire

“Wade into moral muck with the pill-popping, treasure-hunting, one-armed hero of this finger-lickin’-good Louisiana swamp noir.” – O, The Oprah Magazine

Read his SmokeLong stories: Cooper, Thomas: Ghost Bike (Issue Twenty-Three), Bluegills (Issue Twenty-Four), Scapegoat (Issue Twenty-Eight), Language Barrier (Issue Thirty)

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Rosie Forrest is the winner of Rose Metal Publishing’s 9TH Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest with her entry Ghost Box Evolution in Cadillac Michigan.  Read Rosie’s SmokeLong Quarterly story:  “Next Rest Stop Twenty-Two Miles” (Issue Forty-Two)

Meg Tuite’s entry Beast is a semi-finalist in Rose Metal Publishing’s 9TH Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest.  Read Meg’s SmokeLong Quarterly story: Mutable Pleasures (Issue Forty-Seven)

Recent Pubs

Staff:

Megan Giddings’s story, “Good-bye Piano,” up at matchbook.

Christopher Allen’s story, “Other Household Toxins,” up at Night Train.

Gay Degani’s story, “Last Four Songs” up at Pure Slush.

New Feature

The SmokeLong Quarterly blog is launching a new feature  listing newly published works, achievements, and awards by our contributors and staff and asking them (you) to submit to us.  Entries should be recent, info regarding such should be no longer than 100 words including title of new work (flash, short story, essay, poem, memoir,or novel) and name of publisher  (ezine, print zine, publishing house) plus link to said work and/or how to purchase). Please also include all links to your published work at SmokeLong Quarterly.

There will be two lists in the Monthly Digest:

  1. recent awards, achievements, and print publications
  2. recent stories published online in journals, reviews, ezines  (not posted by author on blog or elsewhere)