SmokeLong Quarterly

SmokeLong Quarterly has been dedicated to publishing the best flash narratives since 2003.


Issue Eighty-One

June 2023

From the Editor

I have so much to tell you. With five of the best stories from A SmokeLong Summer 23, Issue 81 is a bit meatier than usual. We’re thrilled to share work by Lindsey Pharr and Frances Orrok, the winners of the CNF and fiction competitions of our summerlong workshop. They will each receive $500. And… Continue reading New Front (continue reading)

Smokelong Quarterly Issue Eighty-One

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Issue Thirty-Eight

It’s once again been a pleasure to work on this issue, which is packed with 18 stories for the end of the year. There is nothing more satisfying than finishing up an issue and looking over all the amazing stories we accepted this time around. I laugh out loud every time I read “Messing with… Continue reading Issue Thirty-Eight

Featuring stories by: Amy DenhamAmy ScharmannAnderson HoldernessAndrea DanowskiAngela ReadmanAnnie HartnettBrenda PeynadoChuck AugelloFaith GardnerGary FinckeHelen McCloryLaurie Saurborn YoungLinda Simoni-WastilaMark O’NeilMatthew SmartNaira KuzmichNick HarmonPatty Petelin

Olivia Schwartzman

Olivia Schwartzman lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Emerge Literary Journal.

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