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Matchbook Stories

Issue 1

  • Matchbook Stories Issue 1
  • Matchbook Stories Issue 1
  • Matchbook Stories Issue 1
  • Matchbook Stories Issue 1
  • Matchbook Stories Issue 1
  • Matchbook Stories Issue 1

Stories about meetings fleeting and temporary, about moments and places, invoking the feeling of real matchbooks. A few words that can be carried in a pocket and shared with a friend, or perhaps a stranger.

MATCHBOOK STORIES is a literary magazine in matchbox form.

Each issue (a box) collects four different tiny stories (each its own matchbook) in prose or poetry form. Editors Ioanna Mavrou and Lee Jing-Jing kick off the series with two tiny stories each.

Matchbook Stories Issue 1 is handmade and comes in a limited edition of 100.

Contents

"Last Fall" by Lee Jing-Jing

"An Old Wive’s Tale" by Lee Jing-Jing

"Cha Cha Chicken" by Ioanna Mavrou

"Paris, Vegas" by Ioanna Mavrou

About the authors

Lee Jing-Jing is a Singaporean novelist and poet. Her first novel If I Could Tell You was published by Marshall Cavendish in 2013 and her first collection of poetry And Other Rivers is forthcoming with Math Paper Press.

Ioanna Mavrou is a writer from Nicosia, Cyprus. Her short stories have appeared in The Rumpus, The Drum, Litro, and elsewhere. She takes pictures she sometimes posts on Travels and Daydreams.

Matchbook Stories

Issue 1

Edited by Ioanna Mavrou & Lee Jing-Jing

Book design by Ioanna Mavrou & Thodoris Tzalavras

English text

8.6 x 10.6 x 1.4 cm

4 matchbooks, housed in a matchbox

Handmade

Book Ex Machina

Nicosia, 2012

ISSN: 1986-4825

First edition 100 copies

*SOLD OUT*

* Issue 2 is out now *

I love creative limited editions like this, they really showcase the handmade process and how special it is to own something like this.
Design*Sponge