Thursday, November 01, 2007

Top Ten Page Views for October

Except for the juggernaut of "Pornography" and another strong showing by John Leary, the top ten is comprised entirely of flashes from the September 15 issue. And for the second month in a row, the five fat men are gone, but Landon retains a spot with "Starfish."

1. (2) When the Toasts Stopped Being Funny by Steve Almond (9/15/07)
2. (1) Pornography by Steve Almond (6/15/05)
3. (3) Raymond Carver by Dan Chaon (9/15/07)
4. (7) Ten Very Short Stories by John Leary (3/15/07)
5. (8) Ethnic Lego Girls Carry Spears by Heidi W. Durrow (9/15/07)
6. (5) Mole Man by Stuart Dybek (9/15/07)
7. (6) Nailed by Robert J. Bradley (9/15/07)
8. (NR) Party by Emily Fridlund (9/15/07)
9. (9) The Sound of Success by Terry DeHart (9/15/07)
10. (10) Starfish by Jeff Landon (9/15/07)

Incidentally, I'm also blogging this information at SmokeLong News now. We had a News section there a couple years ago, but it was infrequently used. We re-launched it last week, with SLQ staffers Kelly Spitzer, Thomas White, and me, joined by uber-lit bloggers Myfanwy Collins, Katrina Denza, and Matt Bell. I think it's averaging about two new posts a day, and the info folks are getting posted there is as terrific as you would expect from having read the individuals' blogs previously. The news covers more than just SLQ--we're seeking to get flash news of any kind out there, so hopefully, it'll be a great resource for writers of flash. You definitely owe it to yourself to check it out. Here's a little tease of it: