SmokeLong Weekly for February 16, 2019:

Helicopter Parent

by MFC Feeley

I don’t know how we get to the hospital, but my biceps tear when they force my elbows straight and take Hannah away. There’s nothing anyone can do. A believer might pray; I collapse like a marionette, the bereaved jetsam that scums every hospital hallway. Gurneys shoot by. Someone in a lab coat gives me … Continue reading Helicopter Parent

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BoneBy Didi Wood

Airplane ModeBy Raven Leilani

In November 2017By S.L. Bailey

BlankBy Shoshana Surek

Issue Sixty-Two

December 17, 2018

This Week’s Reader:

Eva Wong Nava

Eva Wong Nava lives between two worlds. She writes fiction for children and adults, and hopes to find catharsis, poetry and meaning in the written word. Her stories have appeared in various places and she has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by the editors of Ariel Chart. Eva is the founding editor of CarpeArte Journal where good stories and art are housed. She can be found on Twitter here.

Read the interview with Eva Wong Nava

SmokeLong on the Road — A Video Interview with Helen Rye

In 2019 we’re going on the road to meet as many SmokeLong contributors and editors as possible. This time, I’ve met up with Helen Rye, one of our submissions editors, in Munich to have a serious discussion about her experience reading the SmokeLong queue. Since joining the journal in July 2018, Helen has read and … Continue reading SmokeLong on the Road — A Video Interview with Helen Rye