The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction

Have you been drafting some killer flash? There’s $2000 on the line during SmokeLong Quarterly‘s flash fiction competition award issue.

We host a biennial all-contest issue during the even years (next contest issue will be held in 2020–check back here for details.)

For 15 weeks leading up to the contest, we accept only submissions for the SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction (the Smokey, if you will).

The winner will receive $2000, automatic nomination for The Best Small Fictions, the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and other awards, publication in our June 2020 contest issue, and our undying love and devotion. A second prize of at least $200 and a third prize of at least $100 plus publication will be awarded. The remaining finalists will also be published in the contest issue–and each of the finalists will receive $50.

Flash written in non-Anglo languages accompanied by an English translation will also be considered as long as the story in the original language is written by a native speaker of that language and as long as all other guidelines have been met. The story will necessarily by judged on the English translation. Any monetary award will be split evenly between the writer and the translator. If the author and the translator are the same person, the original story must be in the non-Anglo language.

Check back in early 2020 for contest details, submission guidelines, and other information.