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 Four

There was a conversation recently on Zoetrope (an online writing workshop that I strongly recommend) about what editors are looking for in flash fiction. Our incredible Guest Editor for this issue, Ellen Meister, suggested that one of my responses in that discussion would make a good letter. So, in hopes that both writers and readers… Continue reading Issue Four

Featuring stories by: Vanessa GebbieLouise JacksonMyfanwy CollinsSue BondSusan HendersonJen WrightSteve AlmondStacy TaylorKathy FishTheresa BoyarH. A. FlemingTJ RivardBrian HowellMelanie Ann CampbellDarby LarsonPia Z. EhrhardtBob ArterJeff LandonLiesl JobsonRusty Barnes

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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