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It's the Fiction Issue 2012!

And we'll be damned if it isn't one strong literary cocktail.

You guys remember when people used to read things longer than 140 characters? When buying a bound collection of words, or as our ancestors called it, a "book," was a thing that people did? Yes sir, thems was the days. In honor of those times past, once a year we publish an issue of the magazine devoted entirely to the art of fiction. Today, as you may have noticed, we launched The Fiction Issue 2012, and damned if it isn't one strong literary cocktail.

This month's Dos and Don'ts were written by the editor and deputy editor of that most established of literary establishments, The Paris Review. And as for the story side of things, we're starting off with "Oversoul," a piece by Mitchell S. Jackson about a recently released convict's struggles to reacclimate himself into society; "And Here Is My Good Big Centipede," unpublished excerpts from an interview with William S. Burroughs; and "The Magicians," a short story by Deb Olin Unferth about a couple of hack meta-magicians.

As always, we'll be publishing one new story per day for the rest of the month. If you're one of those throwback types who wants a physical copy of the mag go to one of these places as quickly as those little legs will carry you.