Aliya Whiteley Guest Edits Smokelong Magazine

Aliya Whiteley writes,

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.

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Filed in News on May 27, 2013