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Readers in Residence — Issue Seventy-One

December 15, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome our next group of Readers in Residence to the SmokeLong team. These experienced writers will work closely with our submissions editors to choose stories to send to the senior editors. We are now considering stories for issue 71, coming out in March 2021.

Since issue 69 we have invited writers from around the world to join SmokeLong for a quarterly reading period. Our goal is to ensure that SmokeLong’s editorial process remains inclusive, inviting and spirited. Our process also ensures that submitters receive a quick response.

Alice Franklin’s writing has appeared in Lighthouse, MIROnline and Open Pen. Last year, she came second place in the Reflex Fiction contest and, this year, she graduated from UEA’s MA Prose as the 2019 recipient of the Kowitz scholarship. She is currently at work on a fictionalization of her experience growing up autistic. Twitter: @alicenfranklin

Jiksun Cheung is a short fiction writer and postcard designer from Hong Kong. His work is published or forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Atticus Review, The Molotov Cocktail, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Daily Drunk, and Arsenika, amongst others. He was a 2020 Smokey finalist, a Best Microfiction nominee, and his stories will appear in The Molotov Cocktail’s 6th and 7th Annual Prize Winner’s Anthologies. He and his wife share their home with two boisterous toddlers and enough playdough to last a lifetime. Find him at @JiksunCheung

Clementine E. Burnley grew up in Victoria, Cameroon and Glasgow. In 2018 she was selected by Chimamanda Adiche to attend the Purple Hibiscus Trust Workshop in Lagos, Nigeria. She’s received a Second Life Grant from the Edwin Morgan Foundation to make work about colonial connections and friendships. Clementine has been shortlisted for various short story and flash fiction competitions, most recently the Amsterdam Open Book Prize 2020.  Her most recent work appears in the 2020 anthology For the Love of Trees, the 2020 UK National Flash Fiction Anthology, and Barren Magazine. When she’s not writing, Clementine is a mother, process facilitator and community builder.  – IG @ewokila, Twitter @decolonialheart, Facebook: Clementine E. Burnley.

Originally from the U.K., Nod Ghosh lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has been writing flash fiction since 2012 after being introduced to the form by Frankie McMillan at the Hagley Writers’ Institute. Nod was runner-up in both the New Zealand National Flash Fiction Day competition in June 2016 and the Bath Flash Fiction Award in June 2017. The Crazed Wind (novella-in-flash 2018) and Filthy Sucre (three novellas 2020) have been published by Truth Serum Press. Nod has run workshops including at the Bath Flash Fiction Festival in 2019, teaches at Write On School for Young Writers and offers regular critique for other writers.

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The SmokeLong Quarterly Comedy Prize 2021!

This competition is no longer accepting entries. The long list has been published on the blog. The four winners of the competition will be featured in Issue 74 of SmokeLong Quarterly coming out near the end of December.