Kathy Fish Fellowship 2016
The winner of the 2017 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 2017). 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 2017.
Fellows will have the opportunity to work with SmokeLong staff and participate in online writing workshops.
All writers previously unpublished in SmokeLong Quarterly and who do not have a published chapbook or book-length work in any genre (or are not under contract for such) are eligible to apply. 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 or under contract (in any genre, self-published works included)
are 18 years or older
Applications should be submitted under the Kathy Fish Fellowship Applications category on Submittable. In the title box, please write: “2017 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.
You will be asked to answer a few questions within the Submittable application fields. After you answer those, you can upload your fiction samples in ONE document, double-spaced (no funky fonts or styles, please) with the following guidelines:
Send 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 These samples may be unpublished or previously published in venues other thanSmokeLong, but at least one of the samples should be previously unpublished. Please note where and when any published samples appeared. 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.
Applications are open from July 15-September 15, 2016.
The winner will be announced in late December.