SmokeLong Weekly for February 23, 2020:

 A Soldier

by Siamak Vossoughi

“Is there a war?” my grandfather said. My father explained it to him once and my mother explained it to him once. They explained how my Uncle Jerry had gone to Jafco’s with his sister Aleya and she had gone to the bathroom and a man had started shooting people. “That’s war. I know. What … Continue reading  A Soldier

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Issue Sixty-Six

December 16, 2019

This Week’s Reader:

SmokeLong Editors

From February 10 to May 24, the SmokeLong Editors will be reading the queue for the June competition issue. Grand prize $2000! The SmokeLong Editors are Christopher Allen, Shasta Grant, Tara Laskowski, Sherrie Flick, Jan Elman Stout, Meghan Phillips, April Bradley, Helen Rye, Sharmini Aphrodite, Nancy Au, Daniel DiFranco, Elisabeth Ingram Wallace, Hadiyyah Kuma, and the 2020 SmokeLong Fellow María Alejandra Barrios. Global flash editor for French: Michelle Bailat-Jones. Art director: Paul Bilger. Interviews editor: Michael Czyzniejewski.

Read the interview with SmokeLong Editors