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Note from shop owner WP shop is closed for a bit and will return soon! Thanks! Questions? Holler @ whiskeypaper AT gmail DOT com. <3, Leesa & Loran

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 24, 2016

WP shop is closed for a bit and will return soon! Thanks! Questions? Holler @ whiskeypaper AT gmail DOT com. <3, Leesa & Loran

WhiskeyPaper Press

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About WhiskeyPaperPress

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WhiskeyPaper Press

WhiskeyPaper is an online literary magazine that publishes one new piece of flash fiction a week. It is run by Leesa Cross-Smith, author of EVERY KISS A WAR, and her husband, Loran. WhiskeyPaper Press is the handmade chapbook side. Whiskey kisses and paper hearts, in print. Drink words.


So far, WhiskeyPaper has published stories from both brand-new/emerging writers and well-established book award winning writers about stuff like: antlers, baseball, chupacabra, divorce, Elvis, funeral crowds, God, homelessness, ice cream trucks, Jameson, Kentucky, leaky rowboat hearts, milk, NBA Jam, online dating, proof, quitting, running away, staying home, tigers, unicorns, vandalism, weed, your hands.

We will be open for submissions and would love to publish minimalist chapbooks/anthologies about stuff like: Americana, baseball, cowboys & country music, diners, elk, Felicity, Gilmore Girls, hippies, island life, Jesus, kissing & Kings of Leon, losing things (keys? virginity?), motorcycle clubs, Nintendo, obsession, pizza, Queen, road trip snacks, sneaking out & sk8boarding, Twin Peaks, UFOs (?), veggie gardens, whiskey, x-large gas station slushies, yacht rock.



"If you could hold WhiskeyPaper in your hands, it would be dog-eared and finger-worn, coffee-stained and scented with bourbon."_Refe Tuma, author of WHAT THE DINOSAURS DID LAST NIGHT (Little, Brown 2014) and short fiction at Necessary Fiction, Bartleby Snopes, Literary Orphans, and elsewhere.

"A fresh-faced, rising star of the lit world, WhiskeyPaper consistently publishes the strongest, most beautiful work out there. Huge admiration & love for this journal!"_Kathy Fish, author of Wild Life and Together We Can Bury It

"With every issue, WhiskeyPaper reminds me that I need to see the rest of the United States before I die. All of it."_Erin Fitzgerald, Series Editor 2014 Wigleaf 50 and Staff Editor, Smokelong Quarterly

"WhiskeyPaper is hearing your favorite song come on the jukebox and having your heart break all over again. It’s Saturday night dancing, drinking, and heartache served in a shot glass with your Sunday brunch. It’s a shortcut to falling in love."_Georgia Bellas, writer, artist, and creator of the Internet radio show “Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon”

"WhiskeyPaper publishes stories that are soaked in summer nights. They are stories full of love and heartbreak, lightness and tragedy, whiskey and baseball. Read them as the sun goes down, drink in your hand, wind at your back."_Troy Palmer, managing editor at Little Fiction/Big Truths, proud WhiskeyPaper author

Shop members

  • Leesa Cross-Smith


    Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer. Her debut short story collection is called EVERY KISS A WAR (Mojave River Press, 2014.) She is the editor of WhiskeyPaper. She is married to Loran. Find more @ LeesaCrossSmith.com

  • Loran Smith


    Loran Smith is the assistant (to the) editor. He also prints, staples and binds the chapbooks. Basically, he's the bearded brawn but don't sleep on his brains either because he's got them. He is married to Leesa.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 6, 2015
Hey y'all! You can buy Kentucky handmade with love WhiskeyPaper Press chapbooks here! Whiskey kisses and paper hearts. Drink words.

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We ship from Kentucky. At the moment we are only shipping to mailboxes in the United States.