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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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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.