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Issue Forty-Two

December 2013

From the Editor

In looking over the stories for this issue, I’m struck by how several of them are so strongly defined by place. Whether it’s the city the characters live in, or the physical space that surrounds them, the strong sense of place defines and shapes the story and the characters within it. In “Masters of Matchsticks”… Continue reading Issue Forty-Two

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Smokelong Quarterly Issue Forty-Two

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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.