SmokeLong Quarterly 456

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About

The SLQ aesthetic remains an ever-changing, ever-elusive set of principles, but it most likely has to do with these kinds of things: * language that surprises * narratives that strive toward something other than a final punch line or twist * pieces that add up to something, oftentimes (but not necessarily always) meaning or emotional resonance * honest work that feels as if it has far more purpose than a writer wanting to write a story We have a special place in our hearts, more often than not, for narratives we haven't seen before. For the more familiar stories—such as relationship break-ups, bar scenarios, terminal illnesses—we tend to need something original and urgent in the writer's presentation. We are all writers at SLQ, and we try to be sensitive to the nature of submitting your work—which we realize is often your very private and important selves—to strangers. We so appreciate your entrusting us with your submissions, and although author names and bios are available to us, the staff rarely, if ever, accesses this information before reading each piece. In short, we want what all readers want from you—something sincerely and uniquely yours, something that stands up to rereading and lingers in our consciousness long after.

SmokeLong Quarterly
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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
G General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Dates

Date Added:
22 Oct 2005
Last Updated:
13 Jun 2017