Smoldering Ape Magazine was started by two Pittsburghers, Christian Breitkreutz and Cory Spangler. It has been publishing words and pictures since 2006. It is apolitical, male, anti-social, no-brow, and borderline escapist. (Sign of the times?) It is completely free, blatantly independent, 100% self-funded, and zero per cent hip. As of this login, there have been three issues, released sporadically and in different quantities. Each has had a color cover and pull-out poster. Departments include an all meat recipe, "Permanent Hangover", "Cremation Practice", "Ape Droppings" "Into the Rat's Nest", and "Sex Sells - But I'm Broke." It features all fiction stories, and local art as well.
Issue One "Beginner's Luck" 150 copies. Released June 11, 2006. 27 pgs. Some color. Featured two fiction short stories, one non-fiction review of the Preakness Horse Race, and a photo journal from the race. Out of print.
Issue Two "The Tragedy of Trying" 500 copies. Released May 1, 2007. 48 pages. Color. Featured two fiction short stories by Cory Spangler; Meat Salad; paintings by Christian Breitkreutz on old skateboards. Back issues limited and available.
Issue Three "Lisping in Your Sleep" 550 copies. Released June 23, 2007. 48 pages. Some color. Featured an interview with Yanni Papadopoulos, guitarist of Stinking Lizaveta; fiction by Cory Spangler; design and collages by Christian Breitkreutz. Currently in circulation.
All inquiries about issues, submissions, where to get one, and otherwise, can be fielded at firstname.lastname@example.org. Issues available to mail upon request. Trades always welcome and encouraged.