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SmokeLong Flash Fellowship for Emerging Writers: Applications Open until 15 October

Literary journal SmokeLong Quarterly is inviting applications from new and emerging flash fiction writers for its 2020 Fellowship.

Established in 2003, SmokeLong Quarterly aims to publish the best flash fiction to the web, whether written by widely published authors or those new to the craft. Flash fiction published by SmokeLong has been recognised by the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web, Best Small Fictions and the Wigleaf Top 50.

The winner of the SmokeLong Flash Fellowship for Emerging Writer 2020 will act as a writer-in-residence, with their flash fiction appearing in every issue of the magazine next year. The total remuneration has doubled for the 2020 fellowship: the successful writer will now receive a total of US$1000, $200 per story plus $200 when the fellowship is announced. Fellows will also participate in online writing workshops, workshopping three flash stories each quarter, with the goal of creating a robust flash portfolio by the end of the year.

To be eligible to apply writers must be aged over 18 and have not yet published a book-length or chapbook-length work. Previous contributors to SmokeLong Quarterly are now eligible to apply. As this position is a virtual one, the fellowship is open to writers based anywhere in the world.

To apply for the fellowship writers must supply three examples of their flash fiction (up to 1000 words each). At least two of these examples must be previously unpublished.

Fellowship applications should be accompanied by an $8 fee. For writers who cannot afford an application fee, there is a free submission option in Submittable. All applications, regardless of which submission option you choose, will be treated equally.

Applications for the 2020 SmokeLong Flash Fellowship close on Tuesday 15 October – the entry deadline has been extended until Thursday 17 October. For further information visit the SmokeLong Quarterly website.

If you miss this deadline or simply want to have your work considered for publication, SmokeLong Quarterly accepts unsolicited submissions year round.

Both new and established writers may also be interested in Claire Fuller’s 12 Tips for Writing Flash Fiction.