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The SmokeLong Quarterly Comedy Prize 2021


Monday, November 15, 2021


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Entry Fees

August 1-October 31

1 entry — $7
2 entries — $12
Up to 5 entries – $22

November 1-November 15

1 entry — $8
2 entries — $14
Up to 5 entries — $26

For writers who are financially unable to pay an entry fee, please watch our social media channels for our free-entry day.


Prize Fund: At least $1600

Each of the (at least) four narratives selected to win The SmokeLong Comedy Prize will receive $400 and publication in our December issue 2021.

A shortlist will be announced prior to publication of the December issue.


We want to feel your razor-sharp wit, share your sideways view of the world, hear your irresistibly bizarre voice. We want to laugh out loud and snort our coffee through our noses. Yes, we want this. All at the same time. Make us smile.
While there is no specific theme for this competition, your work should interpret the idea of comedy in some (in)appropriate way. Comedy can be dark or slapstick, burlesque or deadpan, a parody or even a mockumentary. It’s up to you. Give us your satire, your surrealism, or your absurdism. Or all four.

Contact Information

Christopher Allen
Editor, SmokeLong Quarterly
[email protected]


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