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SmokeLong Contributors Appear in New Norton Flash Collection

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 … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here: A Flash Fiction Postcard Project

By Nathan Leslie Those who teach know it is, by most measures, a seasonal job—as intense and fleeting as a month-long stint working retail at a mall nook at Christmas or a summer mowing grass in suburbia. Intensity is fine, … Continue reading

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SLQ’s Best Small Fictions nominees

SmokeLong Quarterly announces its nominees for the 2015 Best Small Fictions anthology, which will be published by Queen’s Ferry Press. Congrats and good luck to our nominees! 2014 Best Small Fictions Nominees: “Doubles” Stephen Mills “This Is What I Know … Continue reading

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Announcing our 2014 Pushcart Prize Nominations

SmokeLong Quarterly has nominated the following six stories for this year’s Pushcart anthology: “Doubles” by Stephen Mills “Flicker” by Erin Armstrong “White Guys Are All the Same” by Thaddeus Gunn “A Question of Balance” by Margot Taylor “In Which a … Continue reading

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Nick Sansone Wins Brattleboro Literary Festival Contest

We are excited to announce that Nick Sansone is the winner of the Brattleboro Literary Festival Flash Fiction Contest, hosted by SmokeLong Quarterly. Nick’s story “Any Other Name” was chosen by judge Pamela Painter as the winner of the contest. … Continue reading

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New England Flash Contest–Brattleboro Literary Festival

Is there any better place to be than New England in early Fall? SmokeLong Quarterly is teaming up with the Brattleboro Literary Festival to host a flash fiction contest and reading at the festival, held in early October in Brattleboro, … Continue reading

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Artist Spotlight: Alex Kafka

This is part of an intermittent series of interviews with the artists who illustrate the wonderful stories we publish. Below, art editor Ashley Inguanta chats with Alex C. Kafka. Yes, we are jealous of his name. Alexander C. Kafka is … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! Special edition SLQ illustrations by Justin Chen

Happy Halloween everyone! To celebrate my favorite holiday (and my birthday!!), SmokeLong is publishing new, original illustrations by Justin Chen of select past SmokeLong stories. It’s a chance to revisit some of our favorite stories not only on the page, … Continue reading

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Fridge Flash: Dear the smartest scientists in the world

Dear the smartest scientists in the world, I’m Sammy the reason why I wrote this is because it would be helpful if you could make a cloning machine. Then we could clone ourselves and donate our clone’s body parts to … Continue reading

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Fridge Flash: Ice Cream Castle

Anna Blessinger is seven, and has been inventing stories since she could hold a crayon. She loves to write and design, and her parents have devoted a room to her creative energy, in which she cuts and pastes and tapes … Continue reading

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