Michael F. Smithís novella, "The Hands of Strangers," will be published by Main Street Rag in 2011. This piece grew from a short story entitled "Anywhere," originally published in The Summerset Review's Summer 2004 issue. The piece was nominated by this journal for a Pushcart Prize.

Michael read this story in the historic DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room at The New York Public Library in the inaugural session (October 2005) of a literary reading series known as Periodically Speaking, an event The Summerset Review participated in, sponsored by The Library and other literary organizations. The reading series has continued to this day.