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SmokeLong Quarterly

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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.

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
5 cents/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Estimated Response: 28 days

Market Response Data
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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 262 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 4.00 | Median: 3 | Max: 24
0.76% - avg 10 days
96.56% - avg 3 days (7.90% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

6 pending responses (0 min | 43 average | 33 median | 106 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.

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Listing added: 9 January 2013

Last officially checked: 20 May 2021

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