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Congratulations to our Pushcart Nominees!

November 24, 2020

Nominations season is the most wonderful time of the year!

The SmokeLong Team is thrilled to nominate the following talented writers for inclusion in the Pushcart Prize anthology.  Two of the stories below are in Issue 70, forthcoming on December 21!



There are a thousand ways to love a snake but only one way to kill it. (forthcoming)

by Shreya Vikram

Things I say to my son while he sleeps

by Hananah Zaheer

The Other Half of a Yellow Sun

by Bryan Joe Okwesili

You with You (forthcoming)

by Janelle Bassett

To Pieces

by Abby Feden


by Emily James



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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.