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Introducing The SmokeLong Fellows Jan-June 2024!

December 22, 2023

Once a year, we offer up to four emerging writers the opportunity to work with SmokeLong for six months. Each fellow receives feedback from three editors on two drafts each month and also reads the SmokeLong submissions queue with our submissions editors. On top of this, the fellows participate in SmokeLong Fitness, the community workshop of SmokeLong. If you are interested in becoming a SmokeLong Fellow, please watch our social media accounts. The next application period is in October 2024.

As we welcome four new talented writers, we also say good-bye to four. Thank you so much to Sharon Lin, Elissa Field, Dawn Tasaka Steffler, and Jenny Stalter. We hope the last six months have been productive for you. We can’t wait to see (more of) your work out in the world!

We’d also like to congratulate the fellowship finalists:

Kathryn Aldridge-Morris
Caroline Beuley
Kristen King
Karen Walker

We are thrilled to announce the January-June 2024 SmokeLong Quarterly Emerging Writer Fellows!

Dawn Miller is a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction nominee. Her fiction and creative nonfiction is published in journals and anthologies including The Cincinnati Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Forge, Fractured Lit, and elsewhere. Her work was shortlisted for the 2023 Bath Flash Fiction Award and 2023 Bridport Prize. She lives and write in Picton, Ontario, Canada. Connect at www.dawnmillerwriter.com

Pegah Ouji is an Iranian-American writer with short stories and poems in Farsi and English. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from Isele Magazine, Hamilton Stone Review, and Fugue. She is a writing and editorial fellow at Roots, Wounds, Words, currently working on a short story collection set in various regions of Iran.

Kelly Pedro’s fiction has appeared in PRISM international,The New Quarterly, Cleaver, Archetype Literary, New Flash Fiction Review, and Bending Genres. Her work has been shortlisted for Room’s 2022 fiction contest and longlisted for the SmokeLong Workshop Prize. She’s finished a short story collection and is revising a novel. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada located on the Haldimand Tract within the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbek, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Find her at kellypedro.ca. Twitter @KellyPAtLarge

Chey Dugan is a writer born and raised in the border city of El Paso, Texas. She is a recipient of the 2019 New Mexico Women in Film Scholarship for her script “Skeleton Key”. Her work is published or forthcoming in The Amazine. Chey Dugan resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she steals time to write while raising her three children and is currently completing her first novel.


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Included in the price of SmokeLong Fitness:

The Community Workshop in small groups
One live Zoom webinar each month with killer workshop leaders (recorded for participants unable to attend).
One open-mic party each month (or other live Zoom events)
Discounts on intensive workshops
Discounts on senior editor feedback
Surprises (good ones)