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Issue Seventy-Eight — The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction 2022

September 2022

From the Editor

I have so much to tell you and so many people to thank. First, I’d like to thank Paul Bilger for all the work he did as our art director the last few years. Paul left us in November, and we wish him all the best. To all the interviewers and Michael Czyzniejewski, our interviews… Continue reading New Front (continue reading)

Smokelong Quarterly Issue Seventy-Eight — The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction 2022

A SmokeLong Summer 2023!

Booking starts January 2

From June 5 to August 27 2023, SmokeLong is going to host the superworkshop, A SmokeLong Summer for the second year. We want to spend the summer with you, the flash community. Our asynchronous 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 is much more.

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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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Fairy Tales, Folklore, & Myth in Flash — A One-Week Intensive

Folktales, myths, and fairy stories are often the blueprints through which we learn narrative as children—though their content is frequently dark and bloodthirsty. Let’s interrogate their rhetoric, musicality, and cultural insight (and impact) as we harness their sway over our imaginations with original fairy-tale flash of our own. — Jasmine Sawers You will work in… Continue reading Fairy Tales, Folklore, & Myth in Flash — A One-Week Intensive


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

Jack Bedrosian

Jack Bedrosian is a writer from Greensboro, North Carolina. His work has been featured by In These Times, SB Nation, The Cauldron, and Defenestration. He holds an MA in Global Politics from Loyola University Chicago and makes a living doing manual labor for a nonprofit in Los Angeles. Currently, he is working on a novel about living with sex addiction.

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