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SmokeLong Quarterly

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Issue Seventy-Seven

September 2022

From the Editor

I have so much to tell you. I know I always say that, but I always do. So much is happening at SmokeLong, and there are so many people to thank for making it happen. Our submissions editors read 2800 submissions this quarter. I’m so grateful to each of them for giving so much time… Continue reading New Front (continue reading)

Smokelong Quarterly Issue Seventy-Seven

SmokeLong Fitness--The Community Workshop

Next Date to Join: January 1!

On September 1, SmokeLong launched a workshop environment/community christened SmokeLong Fitness. This asynchronous community workshop is happening right now on our dedicated workshop site. If you choose to join us, you will work in a small group of around 10-12 participants to give and receive feedback. Each Monday, you will receive a new writing task (one writing task each week) designed by the senior editor team of SmokeLong. The core workshop is asynchronous, so you can take part from anywhere at anytime. We are excited about creating a supportive, consistent and structured environment for flash writers to work on their craft in a community.

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This Quarter’s Guest Editor

Denne Michele Norris

Denne Michele Norris

Denne Michele Norris is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature. A 2021 Out100 Honoree, her writing has been supported by MacDowell, Tin House, VCCA, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, and appears in McSweeney's, American Short Fiction, and ZORA. She co-hosts the critically acclaimed podcast Food 4 Thot, and is hard at work on her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter and IG @thedennemichele.

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The January Intensive 2023

The SmokeLong Quarterly intensives are designed to invigorate and disrupt your writing habits. Start 2023 with a tag-team of three editor-teachers passionate about the constraints and potency of the flash narrative. The SmokeLong workshops take place on a dedicated website. Each weekday you’ll receive a new writing task and work in small groups of 7… Continue reading The January Intensive 2023

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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

Erin Vachon

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Erin Vachon

Erin Vachon lives in Rhode Island and their work appears in SmokeLong Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, Brevity, CHEAP POP, Cream City Review, and more. They are Hybrid Editor for Longleaf Review and an alum of the Tin House Summer workshop. Erin earned their MA in English Literature and Comparative Literature from the University of Rhode Island, and you can find them on Twitter @erinjvachon.

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