We are very excited that five stories from past SmokeLong Quarterly issues are included in the new Flash Fiction International anthology published by Norton this month and edited by James Thomas, Robert Shapard, and Christopher Merrill. A lovely collection of flash from dozens of countries, the anthology showcases how prevalent the wonderful form of very very short fiction is around the globe.
From the publisher’s site: “A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.”
We are thrilled to be a part of this and want to thank and congratulate the authors who shared their stories with us.
Here are the SLQ authors included:
“Sovetskoye Shampanskoye” (from Issue 33)
“Fire, Water” (from Issue 6)
“Three-Second Angels” (from Issue 7)
“Little Girls” (from Issue 26)
“The Attraction of Asphalt” (from Issue 17)
In addition, many of the other authors included in the anthology have been contributors of SmokeLong Quarterly.