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The SmokeLong Flash Fiction Workshop — Online

January 5, 2020

We are excited to announce that SmokeLong is offering a seven-week workshop in flash fiction beginning February 3 and led by Shasta Grant, Christopher Allen, and Meghan Phillips.


Length of Workshop: 7 weeks in three modules, beginning February 3, 2020

Module One (weeks 1-2): Drafting compelling openings to draw your reader in — with Shasta Grant

Module Two (weeks 3-4): Focusing on rhythm, pacing, and cadence to find the urgency and energy of flash — with Christopher Allen

Module Three (weeks 5-6): Crafting Endings that will stick with your reader — with Meghan Phillips

Week Seven: Editing and final comments

Cost: $240 (payable via Paypal to editors@smokelong.com, limited to 10 participants)

This workshop is sold out. The next workshop will take place in the summer 2020!



Shasta Grant is the author of Gather US Up and Bring Us Home (Split Lip Press, 2017). She won the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest and was the 2016 SmokeLong Quarterly Kathy Fish Fellow. Her work has appeared in cream city review, Epiphany, Hobart, MonkeyBicycle, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and has been awarded residencies from Hedgebrook and The Kerouac Project. She is the Coordinating Editor at SmokeLong Quarterly.


Christopher Allen is the author of the flash fiction collection Other Household Toxins (Matter Press, 2018). His work has appeared in The Best Small Fictions 2019, Booth, Indiana Review, Split Lip Magazine, and more. He has judged the Bath Flash Fiction Award, the TSS Flash 400 Award, and others. Allen is the editor-in-chief of SmokeLong Quarterly.


Meghan Phillips is the author of the forthcoming flash fiction chapbook Abstinence Only (Barrelhouse). Her short fiction has appeared in Barrelhouse, Hobart, Passages North, and wigleaf, and has been anthologized in Best Microfiction 2019 and The Best Small Fictions 2019. You can find more of her writing at meghan-phillips.com and her tweets @mcarphil.


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High Intensity Interval Training for Flash Writers with Ingrid Jendrzejewski

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Bring a pen, lots of paper, and your water bottle: this is a high-intensity guided-writing work-out designed to kickstart creativity, and push you into new territory, and exercise flash muscles you didn’t even know you had.

Maybe you’re stuck in a story and looking for a way to proceed.  Maybe you’re looking to generate new ideas.  Maybe your inner editor is holding you back.  Maybe you’re in a rut or have writers’ block or are just wanting to shake things up a bit.  This session is designed to tackle all these issues and help you level up your flash fitness.  Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels warmly welcome; come along, roll up your sleeves, and trust the process.