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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
two new literary ventures
Here are two new ventures you might find interesting:

1) Author Matthew M. Quick has set up a new blog about writing and publishing. It’s an interactive experience called Questioning Q. Please visit and feel free to ask a question.

2) is a journal for full-length stories online. The first issue features the very fine work of Kim Chinquee, Happy Birthday To Me.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Microsoft for Perverts
While getting our stats working again, I requested something that's never worked that I felt we should have: referrer information. So we have that now, almost a week's worth of data. People searching on Google seem to find what they're looking for:

smokelong quarterly29
very short story8
very short stories5
Ethnic Girls3
ellen parker3
greg ames3
smoke long quarterly3
Claudia Smith2
pasha malla2

People searching on Microsoft? Not so much:

Microsoft Network
fotos porno2
no panties1
NO bras1
magritte fish1
bra + panties1

To all the Microsoft searchers seeking bras, panties, no bras, no panties, and each combination of said undergarments, I deeply apologize for exposing you to literature.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008
new venue: Freight Stories
Got an email about this new ezine:

Freight Stories seeks to publish a range of fiction. As our first issue shows, we're comfortable with the very short story -- not uncommon for an online journal, as you well know -- and with longer works (such as Debra Spark's novella), and everything in between.
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Finding My Dad - Dead Hero WWII - 2008, by Beverly Jackson
If you read nothing else today, please do give yourself a hearty portion of time to sit down and indulge in this poignant, heartbreaking, and uplifting photo essay by Beverly Jackson: Finding My Dad - Dead Hero WWII - 2008


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Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Definitive Flash
The Definitive Flash is now LIVE on the Smokelong Quarterly Features section. As you'll see, there's plenty of space for the input of flash writers and readers. I look forward to seeing what everyone has to say.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Top Ten Page Views for April 2008 (stats are back!)
Woohoo! Stats are working again! I'd like to apologize for the downtime we had with the site for a couple days over the weekend and hope it didn't panic anyone too much. On the plus side, having to talk to our web host prompted me to mention that we'd really like to have our stats working again. And now they are! I've gone through and backfilled the missing top tens. If you click here, you should be able to see all of them that were missing (and, at some point, I'll go back and put tags on all of the top tens ever, so they'll all be viewable on one page). April saw another new #1, David Barringer's cockroach micro.

1. (3) The Cockroach by David Barringer (3/15/08)
2. (2) Pornography by Steve Almond (6/15/05)
3. (6) Worried & Wondering by Aaron Burch (3/15/08)
4. (5) Trestle by Matt Briggs (3/15/08)
5. (1) Ten Very Short Stories by John Leary (3/15/07)
6. (NR) Scrape by Utahna Faith (3/15/08)
7. (NR) We by Patricia Parkinson (3/15/08)
8. (8) Dead Dog Rising by Kate Hill Cantrill (3/15/08)
9. (NR) Last Fall by Katherine Grosjean (3/15/08)
10. (NR) Raymond Carver by Dan Chaon (9/15/07)

SO glad to have stats working again. I'll be compiling the stats for the last two issues in a bit, and will be posting them as well.

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Friday, May 16, 2008
wigleaf top 50 and other news
The excellent folks at wigleaf have announced their top 50 online stories. Nice foreword and introduction from the series and selecting editors.

The Kenyon Review announced KROnline described by David Lynn as:
"a lively and innovative bridge between the world of the very best print literature and the emerging potential of the electronic universe."
A new issue of Narrative Magazine is live. Go on and read it.

Last, but definitely not least, check out this Quick Fiction Interview with Kim Chinquee

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In Profile: Writer Michelle Tandoc-Pichereau

Michelle was a finalist in the 2008 Kathy Fish Fellowship award. Read her story "Blank" in issue 20. Read more about her at Writers in Profile.
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Saturday, May 03, 2008
Five-Star Literary Stories
Check out this cool new site--Five-Star Literary Stories:
Five Star Literary Stories combines three integral facets of the writing life: publisher, story, and reviewer. Each story is editor nominated and considered one of the best the mag has published.
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Narrative Magazine Contest Announcements
Catching up on news from this week:


First Place ($2,500) Elizabeth Stuckey-French Interview with a Moron
Second Place ($1,500) Maud Newton Conversations You Have at Twenty
Third Place ($750) Janet Burroway Blackout

Ten Finalists ($100 each)
Heather Brittain Bergstrom Shallow Sea
Mermer Blakeslee Digger’s God
William Borden The Real Thing
Beth O’Gara Connor Accommodations
Masha Hamilton It Always Does
Christian Lewis It’s a Joy to Serve You
Ron Tanner Renovation
Sarah Towers On the Universal Tendency Toward Debasement in the Sphere of Love
Lesley C. Weston I Believe
Yuvi Zalkow Blue

The Narrative First-Person Story Contest with $7,000 in prizes opens May 1,
for entries of fiction and nonfiction. Entry deadline: July 31.
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