Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
SmokeLong Quarterly is dedicated to bringing the best flash narratives to the web quarterly, whether written by widely published authors or those new to the craft.
Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, reviews
Recent Awards Received
SmokeLong narratives have recently been included in The Best Small Fictions as well as recognized by Best of the Net.
SmokeLong considers narratives, both fiction and non-fiction, under 1000 words.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 2 weeks
The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction The Grand Micro Competition The SmokeLong Quarterly Comedy Prize
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Publish Print Anthology?
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I began at SmokeLong in 2014 as the managing editor. In 2016 I became the co-editor-in-chief, taking over full-time in 2018.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
We have 20 submissions editors who read submissions in pairs, sending those deserving further consideration to our six senior editors. We also have quarterly readers-in-residence who read with the submissions editors.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
We don't see the cover letter until after rejection or acceptance. Please provide only a third-person bio in your cover letter.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We have 20 submissions editors who read submissions in pairs, sending those deserving further consideration to our six senior editors.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We look for confident writing with heart, something that resonates long after the reader clicks away from the site.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Write what you love and don't let rejection get you down. Rejection is an opportunity to keep working.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Someone who loves language.