Issue #1 April 2019

A Quick Note

Indie April
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Hello, hello, hello!

I am super excited to be publishing the first-ever edition of the Book Smuggler’s Den online literary magazine! It has been a dream of mine for quite some time now to do something of this size and magnitude for the writer’s community!

I started my blog a year ago this month with the intention of writing book reviews on everything I was reading at the moment. Thanks to Pinterest and Twitter, I saw other avid readers challenging others to read a book a week. Up until then I had forgotten to make time to read and figured this would be one goal to keep and actively pursue.

I am a part of a local author community here in the Denver area that is all about learning how to market a book. As a digital marketer and soon to be published author myself, I started to see what a challenge it can be! My fellow authors suggested I start out small and submit to literary magazines, contest, and anthologies. What a great way to get my feet wet! It got me thinking, what if I started my own online literary magazine to promote authors that are in the same position as me.

So here we are! I want to thank all the authors who submitted to this month’s edition. There were so many great reads and well, I’ll let you get to it!

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Inside this Edition


The Swinging, Shawn Anto

Winded, Michael DeMaranville

Glory Be, Deborah Pless


The Meaning of Leaf, Denise Robbins

Doll House, Parker Rouse

Blank Spaces, Don Jones

King of the Sky, Jack Wildern

Author Interview

Donna Anne Pace

Book Review

Black Leopard Red Wolf, by Marlon James as reviewed by Sherif Ibrahim

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