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May the Fourth be With You — Reduced-fee entry day!

May 4, 2020

Today is the day. If you’ve been holding on to that killer flash fiction, waiting for the entry fee to come down, there’s no time like now! Actually now is the only time. For the rest of today, you may enter to win the SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction for $4 a story. Please make sure you use the May the Fourth Be With You form on Submittable.

We are offering this reduced rate to writers who have been adversely affected by the current crisis, people whose lives were already pretty damn hard before the world went into lockdown, people who need a break right now.

I know nothing about Star Wars, so I’ll leave it up to you guys to make allusions to the movies in your retweets.

Stay well,



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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.