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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

The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction

Deadline November 15!

The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction (The Smokey) is a biennial competition that celebrates and compensates excellence in flash. The grand prize winner of The Smokey is automatically nominated for The Best Small Fictions, The Pushcart, Best of the Net, and any other prize we deem appropriate. In addition to all this love, we will also pay the grand prize winner $2500. Second place: $1000. Third place $500. Finalists: $100. All finalists and placers will be published in the special competition issue in December 2022.

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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

Janelle Bassett

Janelle Bassett‘s writing appears or is forthcoming in Passages North, New Delta Review, The Offing, Washington Square Review, and Wigleaf. Her story collection THANKS FOR THIS RIOT is a semifinalist for the Pamet River Prize and she is a fiction editor at Split Lip Magazine. Find her on Twitter @hazmatcat

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