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Issue Twenty-Three

December 2008

From the Editor

Some years, around this time, I feel a sense of an ending, and then there are other years, like this one, when December feels more like a beginning—a new morning—like one evoked by Maya Angelou in some long ago time: “Lift up your hearts / Each new hour holds new chances / For a new… Continue reading Issue Twenty-Three

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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.