SmokeLong Quarterly

SmokeLong Quarterly has been dedicated to publishing the best flash narratives since 2003.


Issue Eighty-Two

December 2023

From the Editor

I have so much to tell you. We have winners! Lots of them. Over the last few months, we’ve been reading for The SmokeLong Grand Micro Competition, The SmokeLong Workshop Prize, and The SmokeLong Fellowship for Emerging Writers. You’ve been busy, and so have we. The winners of The SmokeLong Grand Micro Competition (The Mikey)… Continue reading New Front (continue reading)

Smokelong Quarterly Issue Eighty-Two

The March Micro Marathon

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In March, we’re hosting a prompt-a-day marathon March 1-24! The March Micro Marathon is much more than a daily prompt event; it’s a peer-review workshop and three competitions. Book anytime in February. We can’t wait to write with you!

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The Moment of Being: Why Write Flash?

In this 90-minute webinar/workshop we’ll look at why homing in on The Moment is at the heart of flash. We’ll explore how stream-of-consciousness and phrase association subvert and expand The Moment as we dive deep into how flash writers draft. And we’ll also pay homage to Virginia Woolf for giving us the notion of The… Continue reading The Moment of Being: Why Write Flash?


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

Ani King


Ani King

Ani King is a queer, gender non-compliant writer, artist, and activist from Michigan. They can found at aniking.net, along with a comprehensive list of their available work. Ani is also the founder and EiC of now-closed Syntax & Salt: Stories, a journal of speculative fiction.

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