SmokeLong Quarterly is accepting submissions for its 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship for new and emerging writers. The fellowship honors Kathy Fish, a former editor here at SmokeLong, a fantastic writer herself, and a continuing champion of new and emerging writers.
The winner of the 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship will be considered a "writer in residence" at SmokeLong (note: position is virtual) for four quarterly issues (March, June, September, and December 2018). Each issue will include one flash by the Fellowship winner.
The winner of the Fellowship will also receive $500.00, to be paid as follows: $100.00 on announcement of the winner, and $100.00 upon publication of each of the four issues in 2018.
Fellows will have the opportunity to work with SmokeLong staff and participate in online writing workshops.
Writers who have not been published in SmokeLong Quarterly
and who do not have a published chapbook or book-length work in any genre (or are not under contract for such) are eligible to apply. We particularly encourage marginalized and diverse voices, such as writers of color, writers from the LBGTQ community and writers with disabilities. Following are the guidelines for application and the terms of the award:
Writers are eligible who:
- have not been previously published by SmokeLong
- do not have a chapbook or a book-length work published, self-published, or under contract, in any genre
- are 18 years or older
Applications should be submitted under the Kathy Fish Fellowship Applications category on Submittable. In the title box, please write: "2018 Fish Application." In the cover letter/bio field, please include your name and a short bio. Do not put your name anywhere else in the application document.
Answer the required questions within the word count limit.
Upload your fiction samples in ONE document, double-spaced (no funky fonts or styles, please) with the following guidelines:
Four samples of your flash fiction (stories of 1000 words or less). Please include word count after the title of each story. These samples may be unpublished or previously published in venues other than SmokeLong, but at least one of the samples should be previously unpublished. Please note if a sample is previously published, but do not include specific information about the publication. The writing samples should, as a whole, best reflect your ability, style(s), etc. Show us who you are as a writer through these samples.
There is no application fee, but a $5 donation is suggested. No priority will be given to applications that submit with a donation. All donations raised will go toward future Kathy Fish Fellowship funding, so please consider adding a donation so that we may continue to fund the fellowship in the future. If you wish to submit without a donation, please exit this category and choose the other. NOTE: The unpaid option for the 2018 Fellowship is only available through September 20, 2017.
Applications are open from August 15 through October 31, 2017 (unpaid option is open from August 15 through September 20, 2017 ONLY).
The winner will be announced in late December.