SmokeLong Quarterly

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In 2018, SmokeLong took the step to pay writers for their work. In the meantime, we have also begun paying editors–not much but we plan to increase this amount over time. In addition, we pay the cover artist each quarter. SmokeLong is committed to furthering the form of the flash narrative in our community and beyond by working with creative writing classes around the world.

If you would like to send a little money our way, we promise to use it prudently.

From June 5 to July 16, 20% of your donations will be going to Roots. Wounds. Words. From their website: 

ROOTS. WOUNDS. WORDS.: A LITERARY ARTS REVOLUTION’S MISSION IS TO BRING THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF LITERARY ARTS TO US who are Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Brown, and of Color, as well as US who identify as LGBTQIA+, formerly-incarcerated, justice-involved, and/or poverty-born. Through visionary educational workshops, performance showcases, publication opportunities, and an annual writers’ retreat, Roots. Wounds. Words. centers and celebrates the storytelling traditions of Us marginalized writers. Roots. Wounds. Words. primary goals are to provide our storytellers with exceptional education, a plethora of opportunity and a robust tribe. Roots. Wounds. Words. seeks to propel our storytellers into the larger literary community, ultimately diversifying canon and what is currently a non-inclusive arts industry.


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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.

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We are dedicated to bringing the best flash narratives to the web quarterly, whether written by widely published authors or those new to the craft.

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