Congratulations to our nominees!
“We All Know About Margo” by Megan Pillow Davis
“History” by Maia Jenkins
“Itinerary” by Laurinda Lind
“Boy” by Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor
“Whale Fall” by Alvin Park
You may notice that “Whale Fall” by Alvin Park has appeared several times in our nominations. This story won The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction (The Smokey) in May 2018. In addition to winning a large sum of money, the recipient of this award is also nominated for every award we can find. Our next competition is in 2020. Start working on that award-winning story now. You all know how long it takes to write flash. And while we have you, we begin taking applications for the 2020 SmokeLong Flash Fellowship for Emerging Writers this summer (2019). New: We’ve opened this fellowship up to writers previously published by SmokeLong Quarterly. We can’t wait to read your applications.
— Christopher, Tara, and SLQ team