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This Week’s Reader: Nancy Stebbins

About: Nancy Stebbins coordinates the guest editors for SmokeLong Weekly. She earned her MFA from Pacific University. Her stories have been  published in Indiana Review, CutBank, St. Ann’s Review, and The Los Angeles Review. She lives in College Station, Texas, … Continue reading

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This Week’s Reader: Art Taylor

About: Art Taylor’s fiction has appeared in anthologies including Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder and The Crooked Road, Volume 3: Ellery Queen Presents  Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men and Other Career Crooks and in publications including Ellery Queen’s … Continue reading

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This Week’s Reader: Michael Czyzniejewski

Michael Czyzniejewski is the author of three collections of stories, Elephants in Our Bedroom (Dzanc Books, 2009), Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions (Curbside Splendor, 2012) and I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Break-Up Stories (Curbside Splendor, … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK’S READER: TERENCE LANE

About: Terence Lane holds a Master’s degree in Writing and Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook Southampton where he was the recipient of the Deborah Hecht Memorial Prize in Fiction for 2011. His flash fiction, … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK’S READER: CHRISTOPHER MERKNER

ABOUT: Christopher Merkner’s first book The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories (Coffee House Press) studies the corrosive influences of place and region on language and human perspective. He earned his MFA at the University of Florida and … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK’S READER: LEESA CROSS-SMITH

ABOUT: Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker from Kentucky. Her debut short story collection EVERY KISS A WAR will be published by Mojave River Press in early 2014. She and her husband run a literary magazine called WhiskeyPaper. Find more at … Continue reading

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This Week’s Reader: Abigail Beckel

About: Abigail Beckel is the publisher of Rose Metal Press, an independent, nonprofit publishing house she co-founded in 2006. Rose Metal Press’ mission is to publish and promote books in hybrid genres such as flash fiction, flash nonfiction, prose poetry, … Continue reading

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This Week’s Reader: Roy Kesey

About: Roy Kesey is a writer and translator living in Maryland. His latest book is the short story collection Any Deadly Thing (Dzanc Books 2013). His other books include the novel Pacazo, the short story collection All Over, the novella … Continue reading

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This Week’s Reader: Simon Jacobs

About: Simon Jacobs is a writer from Ohio currently living in New York. He curates the Safety Pin Review, a wearable medium for work of fewer than 30 words, and serves as an interviews editor for PANK. His first book, … Continue reading

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This Week’s Reader: Rebecca Podos

About: Rebecca Podos is an agent at Rees Literary Agency in Boston, representing YA, commercial and literary fiction, and narrative nonfiction. A graduate of the MFA Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College, Rebecca’s fiction has appeared in publications … Continue reading

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