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The SmokeLong Quarterly Fellowship for Emerging Writers 2023

For over a decade SmokeLong has supported emerging writers mostly through The Kathy Fish Fellowship, later renamed The SmokeLong Quarterly Fellowship for Emerging Writers. As we have grown, we’ve decided to offer a program that will help not only one emerging writer per year but up to ten.

The SmokeLong Fellowship for Emerging Writers 2023

As a SmokeLong Fellow you will read the SmokeLong submissions queue for six months with our submissions editors, gaining valuable experience behind the scenes at a lively literary journal.

You will also have free access to SmokeLong Fitness–the Community Workshop of SmokeLong Quarterly for six months. Participation in this workshop is expected from SmokeLong Fellows.

You will receive feedback on your writing every two weeks from at least one senior SmokeLong editor.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be

  • emerging writers, meaning writers who have not published a book-length work of fiction or non-fiction;
  • passionate about the form and future of the flash narrative;
  • eighteen years of age or older;
  • willing to spend 8-10 hours a week reading submissions and participating in the workshop;
  • excited about learning.

What we want to see:

  • two examples of your writing (each under 1000 words)
  • a statement of your commitment including your reasons for applying for this fellowship

Ready to apply?

Apply for the fellowship. 

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SmokeLong Fitness--The Community Workshop

Next Date to Join: January 1!

On September 1, SmokeLong launched a workshop environment/community christened SmokeLong Fitness. This asynchronous community workshop is happening right now on our dedicated workshop site. If you choose to join us, you will work in a small group of around 10-12 participants to give and receive feedback. Each Monday, you will receive a new writing task (one writing task each week) designed by the senior editor team of SmokeLong. The core workshop is asynchronous, so you can take part from anywhere at anytime. We are excited about creating a supportive, consistent and structured environment for flash writers to work on their craft in a community.