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The Smoking Poet Call for Submissions Spring 2010 and Third Annual Short Story Contest
Press Release

THE SMOKING POET: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – SPRING 2010. We are reading submissions now.

THE SMOKING POET publishes flash fiction; fiction; nonfiction; poetry; feature author interview; feature poet; feature artist (by invitation only); book and cigar reviews. We publish work that ignites our imagination, inflames our passion, leaves us with a smoky aftertaste. The Smoking Poet also shares an extensive list of links and resources for writers and the cigar aficionado.

With the spring issue, we are bringing in an editorial masthead with new faces. Meet our new editors at:


Editor-in-Chief (fiction, nonfiction): Zinta Aistars

A Good Cause Editor: Lorena Audra Rutens

Poetry Editor: Joannie Stangeland

Cigar Editor: David Blaine

Spring 2010 Feature Author: Marge Piercy

Spring 2010 Feature Artist: Michael Dunn

Spring 2010 Feature NonFiction Author: Jothy Rosenberg

Honorary Third Annual Short Story Contest Judge: Kevin Morgan Watson (Press 53)

Submissions open year round. Send with genre in subject line: poetry, fiction, general non-fiction, or cigar themed fiction/ non-fiction/poetry and cigar reviews; ideas for a cause to promote with subject line of "A Good Cause."

For full submission guidelines and contact information, visit:


SPRING 2010 Issue Deadline: February 28, 2010

Submissions are also open for TSP’s THIRD ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST. Cash prizes, publication. See ezine for complete information and guidelines:


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