This week, until Sunday 2 June, I’ll be guest-editing Smokelong magazine. I’ll be reading fiction under 1000 words and choosing one story to be posted up on the site.
Here are the guidelines:
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
Soon the anthology, ‘Smokelong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years’ will be published, containing my story Lydia Before. More details to follow.
Send in your flash! I’d love to read it.