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Feedback from SmokeLong Editors

January 2, 2024

Since September 2020, the senior editors of SmokeLong have given thousands of writers feedback on their work. We try to keep our rates low by actually paying the senior editor more than you pay. We subsidize this service through tip-jar donations on Submittable and donations on smokelong.com, and we do our best to respond with feedback within 7 days.

If you are a writer and you would like feedback from the SmokeLong Quarterly senior editors, you have the following options:

Senior Editor Critique — If you choose this option, you will receive line-editing and detailed editing suggestions and comments on one flash narrative* from an experienced flash-narrative editor.

SmokeLong General Submissions with Feedback — If you choose this option, you will receive comments on one flash narrative* from at least 3 senior editors. These comments will be a general response to the narrative describing what works and what doesn’t with some suggestions for revision. This option is ideal for submitters who’ve received a personal rejection indicating that the narrative sparked a discussion among the editors.

The SmokeLong MentorshipThe SmokeLong Quarterly mentorship is for writers of the flash narrative as well as flash-adjacent writers looking to take the next step in their writing by establishing goals, deepening their understanding of the revision process, and learning how to be their own best editor. You can start whenever is right for you.

General submissions at SmokeLong will always be free.

We always look forward to reading your words.

Christopher Allen


*always under 1000 words


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