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SmokeLong Staff Reads: March 23rd – April 5th

Dear Submitters, Readers, and Friends, For the next two weeks, all submissions are being considered for SmokeLong Quarterly Issue 48. SmokeLong Weekly and its awesome revolving door of Guest Editors is taking a two week hiatus. If you’re wondering what … Continue reading

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Staff Reading Weeks

For the next three weeks, all SmokeLong submissions will be read by permanent staff editors and readers.  Stories accepted will appear in SmokeLong Quarterly Issue 47 slated to come out in March 2015. Stories that have recently been selected from all staff … Continue reading

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SmokeLong Toasts: Avital Gad-Cykman’s Flash Collection

Congratulations to former SLQ contributor Avital Gad-Cykman, whose collection Life In, Life Out, featuring the story “Fire. Water.” from SmokeLong Quarterly Issue 6, has been published by Matter Press for Compressed Creative Arts. From the publisher: “This spirited collection of … Continue reading

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Rebecca King: Guest Editor for November 10th – November 16th

Rebecca King is a writer, editor, and podcast producer living in the Midwest. She is the founding editor of Origami Zoo Press and received her MFA from Chatham University. Her stories have appeared in many journals including Necessary Fiction, Smokelong … Continue reading

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Moments of Grace ~ from Dani Shapiro

by Kathy Fish, reprinted with permission from her blog. Here, in Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, Dani Shapiro speaks of flawed, unpredictable, risk-taking, rule-breaking prose (my favorite kind): “These instances of creative daring are moments … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Campaign for a New Web Design for Smokelong Quarterly

DIRECT LINK TO SMOKELONG AT KICKSTARTER to find out the prizes at each level! We publish cutting-edge flash fiction, and we need a web site that shows it off. Help bring our online presence into the next decade! Hey, did you … 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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This Week’s Reader–Paula Benson

About: A legislative attorney and former law librarian, Paula Gail Benson’s short stories have been published in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Kings River Life, Mystery Times Ten 2013 (Buddhapuss Ink), and A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder (Dark Oak … Continue reading

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This Week’s Reader: Megan Giddings

About: Megan Giddings is an MFA candidate at Indiana University. She received a 2013 Kathy Fish Fellowship and Writer’s Residency from SmokeLong Quarterly. Her work has been recently published or is forthcoming from NANO Fiction, The Masters Review: New Voices, Moon City Review, … Continue reading

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This Week’s Guest Reader: Letitia Trent

About: Letitia Trent’s first novel, Echo Lake, will be published by Dark House Press/Curbside Splendor in 2014. Trent’s work has appeared in the Denver Quarterly, The Black Warrior Review, Fence, Folio, The Journal, Mipoesias, Ootoliths, Blazevox, and many others. Her … Continue reading

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