SmokeLong publishes essays on flash
fiction on our blog. Essays will be considered for the “Why Flash Fiction?”
and "Flash, Back" series, but we will also consider craft essays and flash fiction collection
The “Why Flash
Fiction?” series explores what draws flash fiction writers and editors to the
form. Send us your essays about the first time you wrote a piece of flash, why
flash resonates with you, your favorite piece from another writer, your
experience writing a particular published flash piece, or any other topic that
broadly answers the question, "Why do you write flash?" We normally do
not publish essays that exceed 2500 words. Read our past essays on flash (which
can be found on the blog!) to
get a better idea of what we’re looking for.
SmokeLong‘s “Flash, Back” series asks writers to discuss flash
fiction that may be obscure or printed before the term “flash fiction”
became popular, and tell us how these older or not-widely-known works
Submit pitches for essays or a
completed draft. If a pitch is accepted, we request that you submit the full,
polished essay within six weeks of acceptance.
is interested in reviewing flash fiction collections
from emerging writers, famous authors, independent presses, big publishing
houses, and everything in between. Authors and publicists are welcome to submit
queries and/or books for consideration through our Submittable portal. If you are a reviewer,
please submit a completed review or query letter detailing your interests and
qualifications as a flash fiction reviewer.