Kathy Fish Fellowship

kff flashSmokeLong Quarterly  hosts a writer-in-residence annually when funds permit. The Kathy Fish Fellowship for new and emerging writers offers publication and a $500 award. The program honors Kathy Fish, a former editor here at SmokeLong, a fantastic writer and a continuing champion of new and emerging writers.

The fellow publishes four stories with SmokeLong, one in each quarterly issue during their year-long appointment. Fellows also have the opportunity to work with SmokeLong staff and participate in online writing workshops.

All writers previously unpublished in SmokeLong Quarterly and who do not have a published chapbook or book length work in any genre (or are not under contract for such) are eligible to apply. Applications usually open in late summer. Check back here for more information on the 2018 fellowship in late summer.


2017 Kathy Fish Fellow

Allison Pinkerton has an MFA from the University of Central Florida. Her work is forthcoming from Image, received an Honorable Mention from Glimmer Train, and has appeared online at The Pinch, the Ploughshares blog, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Central Florida.




Previous Kathy Fish Fellows

2016: Shasta Grant

2013-14: Adam Peterson and Megan Giddings

2009: Tara Laskowski

2008: Stefanie Freele

2007: Beth Thomas





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