The Smoking Poet Talks to Authors
One of our readers' favorite features—as
well as ours!—is our author interviews. In 2013, we plan to expand on this feature and offer more interviews, introducing
our readers to talented authors.
Perhaps you have a favorite author and you
want to know more about that author. Or, maybe you've never heard of a new rising star in the literary world, and we can introduce
you to new reading pleasure. Our interviews are with both established and new authors of note. Browse our current issue or
our archived issues to find more author interviews.
To be featured in our author interviews, The Smoking Poet requires a review copy of the most recent book by the author. A
Q&A interview will cost 200.00, to be paid through PayPal prior to the interview being emailed to you. A book review will
be added at no cost.
Please note that placing an author interview
in The Smoking Poet does not guarantee
a positive book review. We write our reviews with as an objective perspective as possible, and it is based on the reviewer's
opinion only, not the publication's.
An author interview will appear in The Smoking Poet within TWO issues from the time of receipt of payment and review copy of the book. The Smoking Poet is a quarterly publication, but we add in reviews throughout the season of the issue.
To help get the good word to more readers,
we use social media, including our fan book on Facebook and Twitter. We also use platforms at Redroom and LinkedIn and various other sites to promote our publication. Editor-in-Chief Zinta
Aistars posts her book reviews at Zinta Reviews and Amazon and Goodreads.
To learn more about our author interviews or to
request a mailing address for your review copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Previous feature authors and artists have
included Aberjhani, Jeff Abshear, Sherry Ackerman, Viestarts Aistars, Katie Alvord, Shaindel Beers, Eleanor Bennett, Olga
Bonfiglio, Traci Brimhall, Kate Buckley, Derick Burleson, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Rick Chambers, Kurt Cobb, Tish Cohen, William
Doreski, Michael Dunn, Stuart Dybek, Pamela Erens, Judith Fein, Holly Friesen, Ed Gray (jikiwe), Michael Loyd Gray, Gail Griffin,
Hedy Habra, Ladislav Hanka, Deborah Henry, Jeanne Hess, Conrad Hilberry, Ingrid Hill, Laura Kasischke, Jen Knox, Kip Kreiling,
Dorianne Laux, Paul Levinson, Margo McCafferty, Daiva Markelis, Lori A. May, Sue Miller, Agate Nesaule, Nicolette Hahn Niman,
Harry Owen, Marge Piercy, Ed Rode, Jothy Rosenberg, Russell Rowland, Tom Rudd, Sniedze Rungis, James Sanford, Laimdota Sele,
David Small, Dominic Smith, Brent Spink, t. kilgore splake, Joannie Stangeland, Lynn Stegner, Diane Seuss, Marjory Heath Wentworth,
Lori Williams, and a long, lustrous list of talented writers and poets.
Upcoming author interviews:
Juris Jurjevics, author of Red Flags and The Trudeau Vector
Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, author of The Watch
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