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Short, Fast, and Deadly - April 2012

  • Published Date: April 2012 [Place Marks]
  • Publication Cycle: Triannual online

Browsing Short, Fast, and Deadly is like walking into an old house, one where the floors creak and you expect things to pop out of you. Each time you turn the corner into a new room, you discover something new, some treasure. This mag, posted every month on the 19th, is doing a lot of great and interesting things. Every piece in it is short and snappy with all of the prose under 420 characters (no, not words) and the poetry under 140 characters. There are several sections, including a themed section (this issue's is [Place Marks]), a featured writer, prose, poetry, views, and a nifty section called BlackMarket that includes mash-up pieces of "found" prose. There is a link one the page to that compiles published writing that authors allow others to use to mash up into something new (which they can then submit to the BlackMarket section or use for other projects). The whole issue can be read in one sitting. As Editor Joseph A.W. Quintela says on the site, "just brew a cup of coffee. Sit back. Enjoy the carnage. You won't have to pay attention for long."

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Review Posted on June 14, 2012

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