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SmokeLong Workshop Opportunities

October 14, 2020

Here is an overview of our upcoming workshop opportunities!

“Flash Intensive” — A Three-Week Intensive workshop — November 30 – December 20

  • Cost: $170
  • How to Book: Please send an email to editors@smokelong.com and I will respond quickly with payment details. This workshop is now sold out. If you would like to be on our workshop mailing list to receive information about upcoming Flash Intensive Three-week asynchronous workshops, please send an email to editors@smokelong.com
  • Suited for experienced writers of flash fiction

In three weeklong modules, we will draft flash narratives with Christopher Allen, Elisabeth Ingram Wallace, and Sara Lippmann.

Week One — Rhythm, Structure, and Cadence — Nailing the Sound of Flash (Christopher Allen)

Christopher Allen is the author of the flash fiction collection Other Household Toxins (Matter Press, 2018). His work has most recently appeared in The Best Small Fictions 2019, Booth, and Gone Lawn. He has a BA in music business from Belmont University and an MA in English from Middle Tennessee State University.  Allen has been a teacher for over 30 years. In normal times, he is a nomad, but in these unusual times he makes do at his home in Munich, Germany.

Week Two – Writing Black Comedy, jangly with honesty, tightly observed fragments, and risky-friendly juxtaposition. (Elisabeth Ingram Wallace)

Elisabeth Ingram Wallace is the winner of the Mogford Short Story Prize, Writing the Future, and a Scottish Book Trust ‘New Writers Award.’ Her work has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Atticus Review, Flash Frontier and other journals and anthologies including Best Microfiction 2019. A founding editor of ‘BIFFY’, the Best British and Irish Flash Fiction series, she is currently the Senior Editor for Flash Fiction at TSS Publishing. She has a Creative Writing M.Litt. with Distinction from the University of Glasgow, and was awarded a Dewar Arts Award for Fiction as one of ‘Scotland’s Brightest and Best’.

Week Three — Emotional resonance and restraint. When is devastation best expressed in the unsaid? A speedball of emotion, or where the outward emotion is all but wrung dry? (Sara Lippmann)

Sara Lippmann is the author of the short story collection Doll Palace. She was awarded an artist’s fellowship in fiction from New York Foundation for the Arts, and her work has appeared in The Millions, The Washington Post, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Slice Magazine and elsewhere. Her flash has placed in  Wigleaf‘s Top [50] and is forthcoming in the Best Small Fictions anthology. She teaches creative writing at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn and cohosts the Sunday Salon in NYC. Find her on twitter @saralippmann or at https://www.saralippmann.com

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Our next seven-week online workshop will take place in January-February. We’ll be sending out more information soon. The workshop leaders will be Christopher Allen, Steve Edwards, and Shasta Grant. The focus will be on crafting compelling flash non-fiction. If you would like to be on the workshop mailing list to receive information about this workshop, please send an email to editors@smokelong.com.

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The next “Elements of Flash” Live Zoom workshop for the flash curious will happen sometime in December, but we will send out more information soon. If you would like more information about this live Zoom workshop, please email editors@smokelong.com .

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A SmokeLong Summer

May 30-Aug 28!


From May 30 to August 28 2022, SmokeLong is going to host a superworkshop. We want to spend the summer with you, the flash community. Our workshops take place on a devoted website where you can create a profile, interact with the flash community, and take part in group discussions on craft, but A SmokeLong Summer will be much more.