>SmokeLong is very proud to announce our guest editors and plans for our next three issues.
|Issue 20 (March 15, 2008)
Claudia Smith’s stories have been anthologized in W.W. Norton’s The New Sudden Fiction and So New Media’s Consumed: Women on Excess. Her chapbook, The Sky Is a Well and Other Shorts is available from Rose Metal Press. Her work may be found at www.claudiaweb.net.
|Issue Twenty-one (June 15, 2008)
SmokeLong Quarterly celebrates its fifth birthday with a special double issue. Expect the mix of familiar and new-to-you voices we’ve always had, with an additional helping of stories from folks to whom we’ll always be indebted. Stay tuned!
|Issue 22 (September 15, 2008)
Tony Romano is the author of the novel, When the World Was Young (HarperCollins) and the story collection, If You Eat, You Never Die (forthcoming from HarperCollins). He is also the coauthor of Psychology and You 3E (McGraw-Hill), a bestselling textbook, and Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice (EMCP). He was awarded The Whetstone Prize, and his work has been supported in part by several grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. He is a two-time winner of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project award. Both stories were produced on National Public Radio’s “The Sound of Writing” series and syndicated to newspapers nationwide. One of the stories was selected as one of the Project’s ten best stories. His fiction has appeared in The Chicago Tribune Magazine, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana (Purdue University), Whetstone, Sou’wester, and Bluff City. Two of his stories were nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is the producer of several spoken word CDs, Writers Week, featuring memoirist Mary Karr, poet laureate Billy Collins, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist Rick Bragg, poetry slam originator Marc Smith, NPR commentator Daniel Ferri, poet Naomi Shihab Nye, and many others. He gives readings of his work in the Chicago area, where he lives with his wife and three daughters.