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Issue Twenty-Six

September 2009

From the Editor

I am leaving SLQ after this issue to teach at and direct the MFA in Creative Writing program at Rosemont College, and that makes me think of how my association with SLQ began over five years ago when I first began my writing career at 38—with three rejections, one after another. I took these as… Continue reading Issue Twenty-Six

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Smokelong Quarterly Issue Twenty-Six
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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.