SmokeLong Weekly for November 23, 2017:

Princess Shipwreck

by Tessa Yang

Monsters have absconded with the lifeboats. Their frilled fins ruffle the ocean’s surface as they wheel and tug those punctured rafts into the depths. On the beach, we are a splayed catastrophe of waterlogged slippers and sand-streaked gowns. Nevertheless, we are polite. Pardon me, could I perhaps assist you in removing the seaweed from your … Continue reading Princess Shipwreck

More stories:

The CartographersBy Joshua Jones

The Heavy ThingsBy Julian K. Jarboe

Nature.By Cheryl Pappas

Our FatherBy Jonathan D. Nixon

Issue Fifty-Seven

September 18, 2017

This Week’s Reader:

April Bradley

April Bradley is from Goodlettsville, Tennessee and lives with her family on the Connecticut shoreline near New Haven, Connecticut. Her fiction has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize as well as the Best of the Net Anthology. She has a Master's in Ethics from Yale University and studied Philosophy and Theology as a post-graduate Rotary Scholar at Cambridge University. Her writing has appeared in Blue Fifth Review, CHEAP POP, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Narratively, NANO Fiction, Smokelong Quarterly’s “Why Flash Fiction” Series, and Thrice Fiction, among others. She served as the Associate Editor for Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine and currently curates Women Who Flash Their Lit. She is an MFA candidate at the Sewanee School of Letters. Find her on online at and on Twitter at @april_bradley.

Read the interview with April Bradley

SmokeLong Nominations — Pushcart and Best Small Fictions

The holidays seem to begin earlier and earlier every year. This year, for us, they’re starting right now. SmokeLong Quarterly is thankful for the opportunity to have published these stories (two are coming out in December actually, so you’ll have to wait a while on those). They all in some way add to and further … Continue reading SmokeLong Nominations — Pushcart and Best Small Fictions