Issue Sixty-One September 17, 2018

“A Big Family”—A Letter from the Editor

Stories:

Ringo Starr Jeff Landon

Sky Like Concrete Mike Riess

We Lose Our Virginities Diana Clarke

Sister Wives at the County Fair Lynn Mundell

We All Know About Margo Megan Pillow Davis

If the light, then the light Beckie Dashiell

The Photo Svetlana Beggs

Weather Person Steven Grassel

Swans John Mancini

Sweetness Gary Moshimer

‘Shopping’ ya Shilingi Elfu Tano James Kemoli Amata

Now You See Me Tiffany Quay Tyson

Government-issued Bunnies Caroline Bock

Ourself, Ourself Lindsey Baker

The Way to Reach You Janelle M. Williams

Gathered Family Janika Oza

A Case of Fire Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor

Interviews with:

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with James Kemoli Amata by John O. Ndavula

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Lindsey Baker by Meghan Phillips

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Svetlana Beggs by Hedgie Choi

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Caroline Bock by Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Diana Clarke by James Tate Hill

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Beckie Dashiell by Monet Patrice Thomas

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Megan Pillow Davis by Brenna Womer

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Steven Grassel by Sierra Sitzes

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Jeff Landon by Beth Fiset

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with John Mancini by Nickalus Rupert

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Gary Moshimer by Ron A. Austin

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Lynn Mundell by Michael Czyzniejewski

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor by Christopher Allen

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Janika Oza by Nicole Rivas

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Mike Riess by Helen Rye

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Tiffany Quay Tyson by Qiana Towns

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Janelle M. Williams by Christopher Gonzalez

Listen up! The Issue 61 Playlist Is Here.

Listen along to Issue 61’s playlist on Spotify! Svetlana Beggs ,“The Photo” – “Звезда по имени Солнце” by Viktor Tsoi   Victor Tsoi was a necessary force of nature for USSR high school kids in the late 80s. The two main characters in my story love this song, and indeed know by heart every song … Continue reading Listen up! The Issue 61 Playlist Is Here.

Nominations and More Nominations

The SmokeLong Quarterly team are thrilled to have more and more opportunities for celebrating flash fiction writers. A couple of new Best-anthologies are accepting nominations, and of course we’re nominating SLQ stories. Best Microfiction is considering submissions under 400 words–eight micros per journal!–until the end of the year. We have nominated the stories below but … Continue reading Nominations and More Nominations