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 Sixty-Five

Featuring stories by: Al KratzHadiyyah KumaAnnie LampmanStephanie ReentsAmy RossiMargie SarsfieldAmber SparksJayne S. WilsonBenjamin WoodardKate FineganTang FeiTania HershmanShannon McLeodElisabeth Ingram WallaceAmy StuberEmily FlammJohanna RobinsonMartha WittLeslie Walker Trahan

Vibha Balaji


Vibha Balaji

Vibha Balaji graduated from The New School with an MFA in Fiction. Her short stories are an exploration of South Indian families, mothers and daughters, and the violence of inextricable relationships. She is presently working on a novel in which stuff happens.

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