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SmokeLong Quarterly

SmokeLong Quarterly is dedicated to bringing the best flash narratives to the web, by widely published authors or those new to the craft.

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Issue Seventy-Six

June 2022

From the Editor

I have so much to tell you. SmokeLong Quarterly will be 20 years old in 2023, so we’ve already started celebrating with our summer-long event A SmokeLong Summer. Two hundred and eighty flash writers have drafted so many stories in the first three weeks already, and at least a couple of these stories have already… Continue reading New Front (continue reading)

Smokelong Quarterly Issue Seventy-Six

A SmokeLong Summer

May 30-Aug 28!


From May 30 to August 28 2022, SmokeLong is going to host a superworkshop. We want to spend the summer with you, the flash community. Our workshops take place on a devoted website where you can create a profile, interact with the flash community, and take part in group discussions on craft, but A SmokeLong Summer will be much more.

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Issue Forty-Five

So here you are, watching your favorite show on PBS and suddenly they interrupt it. An earnest-looking person, standing in front of several rows of folks answering phones, proceeds to tell you why you should donate money to the station to keep your favorite programming alive. I’m that earnest person, standing between you and the… Continue reading Issue Forty-Five

Featuring stories by: Jacob AielloC.A. ColeCameron BrindiseCedrix E. ClarkeChristopher McCannChris WellsDavid ScrivnerErin Lyndal MartinE.S. BumasGania BarlowJason PeckJoseph LucidoLaura Maylene WalterMargot TaylorMark DerksMelissa YancyMichael Patrick BradyNick SansoneRoblin MeeksSimon Han

Vincent Anioke

Vincent Anioke is a software engineer at Google. He was born and raised in Nigeria but now lives in Canada. His short stories have appeared in Split Lip Magazine, Carve, Pithead Chapel, and Bending Genres, among others. He is the 2021 Austin Clarke Fiction Prize Winner and was also shortlisted for the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Find him on Twitter at @AniokeVincent.

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