The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction


Sunday, May 24, 2020


Entry Fees

$13.50 (February 10-April 26)
$15.50 (April 27-May 24)


Grand Prize: $2000
Second Place: at least $200
Third Place: at least $100
All finalists paid at least $50 and published in competition issue.
A long list of deserving stories will be announced.


Stories must be original works and not have been previously published anywhere online or in print, including personal blogs.

Word count: Under 1000 words, excluding the title, per story. If you are submitting two stories, they must be submitted in the same document. If you are submitting 2 non-Anglo stories with their English translations, all texts must be submitted together in one document.

Anyone over 18 is eligible to enter, excluding current or former SLQ staff and their families. Former guest editors, interviewers, reviewers, and guest bloggers are welcome to enter.

Contact Information

Contact Christopher Allen at [email protected]



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