Mohsin Abbasi resides in New York studying at NYU’s Creative Writing Program. He enjoys writing short stories and poetry and is currently a Staff Reader at Spark Anthology. In his free time, he likes sampling restaurants in the city and discovering new corners of Manhattan.
Brittany Ackerman is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. She recently completed a residency at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, as well as the Mont Blanc Workshop in Chamonix, France in the summer. She is currently living in Los Angeles and working on a novel of fiction.
Opal Palmer Adisa writes in all genres and lives between the lexicon and punctuation of language. She has published 16 books, enjoys teaching, is passionate about photography and considers herself a cultural activist. Her latest poetry collection, 4-Headed Woman, explores and exposes her four heads; and her forthcoming story collection is entitled Love’s Promise. Visit her: www.opalpalmeradisa.com
Riham Adly is a fiction writer/blogger. Her flash fiction appeared in Bending Genres, Connotation Press, Spelk, The Cabinet of Heed, and Vestal Review among others. The Darker Side of the Moon won the MAKAN Award in Egypt 2013. She recently made it to the shortlist of the Arab-Lit Translation Prize. She lives with her family in Gizah, Egypt.
Brianne Agnizle spends most of her time wandering through the unconscious mind of a girl who often forgets that she’s left water boiling on the stove. Seven pots have been ruined at this point. In 2016, she started self-publishing and distributing works of romantic poetry collages under Daydream Zines. Her Pomeranian’s name is Pashmina.
Rashmi Agrawal copywrites for a living. She often scribbles by a big window, gazing at the greenery. She writes to rest her chaotic imaginations but ends up giving them wings. When not writing, she daydreams of publishing her thriller drafts. Her words appear or are forthcoming in Bending Genres, Intrepidus Ink, Scrawl Place, and elsewhere. Twitter: @thrivingwordss
Professionally, Noel Alcoba works for the Sheriff’s Office evidence unit. When not sorting through guns, drugs, and money, he writes short and long speculative fiction. Noel grew up on three continents before finally settling down in the Pacific Northwest, where he resides with his lovely wife Alison, and their twenty-pound Maine Coon, Gritty Malone.
Ingrid Anders is a freelance writer living, working, wife-ing, and mothering in Northern Virginia. She writes novels, short stories, poetry, and travel articles. She also gives author talks and hosts two monthly writing programs at the Washington DC Public Library. Visit her at www.ingridanders.com
Marie Anderson is a Chicago area mother of three. After dropping out of The University of Chicago Law School (two miserable years!), she worked in schools and offices and has written almost 150 stories. Her work has appeared in about 36 publications, including LampLight, Gathering Storm, Woman’s World, and Brain Child. In her daily life, she strives for tidiness, timeliness, and simplicity.
Veronique Aglat writes out of a studio leased from the Montreal Art Center www.montrealartcenter.com for inspiration and company. She has published several short stories in literary magazines and is working on a novel.
Anne Anthony delights in unmasking the extraordinary in the ordinary downward (and upward) spiral of life. Her work has appeared in Prime Magazine, A Quiet Courage, Tell Us A Story, Glass Mountain, Blue Heron Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, Poetry South, and other literary journals. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and her feisty dog, Clara.
Vanessa Anyanso is a Nigerian-American graduate of Columbia University where she studied psychology. She is currently studying for the GRE and has dreams of being a writer, therapist, and researcher. When she’s not studying or writing, she’s drinking tea, playing video games, or lifting heavy things in the gym.
Nic Arico is a proofreader and writer from Staten Island, New York. He attended Hunter College where he studied English and Creative Writing. His first short story collection, A Good Time Had By Some, is due out soon. You can find writings and drawings and other musings on his Instagram @nicbotwithlasers.
Daniel was born in Spain. He studied French Literature as an undergrad (French Lycée of San Sebastian). He now lives and writes in Switzerland with his wife and two children. Daniel’s work is forthcoming in Berkeley Poetry Review, Soundings East and the 2016 anthology Best of Small Fictions by Queen’s Ferry Press. He is a 2015 Pushcart nominee.
Bernard Arogyaswamy came to the USA in 1980 as a student, obtaining his doctorate in Strategic Management a few years later. He teaches at a liberal arts college in Central New York. He is deeply concerned by the direction the country has taken over the past forty years. This is his first foray into flash fiction.
Madalyn Aslan’s internationally syndicated column appears daily in the Washington Post and 120 other newspapers, and she’s the author of What’s Your Sign? and Madalyn Aslan’s Jupiter Signs. Her first TV reading was for Rock Hudson when she was fourteen. Since then, she’s been on The Today Show, and others. Her memoir Naked Mother is forthcoming.
Chuck Augello lives in New Jersey. His work has appeared in One Story, New Madrid, The Vestal Review, Smokelong Quarterly, The Atticus Review, and other fine journals. He is a contributor to The Review Review and Cease, Cows, and publishes The Daily Vonnegut, a website exploring the life and art of American writer Kurt Vonnegut.
Cheyenne Autry holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and was a founding editor of The Arkansas International. Her stories have appeared in Tin House Online, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and elsewhere, and she was a finalist for the Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award. You can follow her on Twitter @cheyautry or visit www.cheyenneautry.com
Kate Axeford (she/hers) Social works by day and plays with words by night. Lives mostly in her head but pays for a roof in Brighton, UK. Words: Ellipsis Zine, Fatal Flaw Lit, Splonk1, Janus Lit, shortlisted Bridport Flash fiction, Reflex Fiction and BFFA longlisted, Retreat West themed Flash Competition winner. @KateAxeford
Laura splits her time between writing fiction and promoting health research for the University of Michigan. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Slush Pile Magazine, Horror Writers’ Association Poetry Showcase, A Literation, and Current. She lives in southeastern Michigan with her husband Chris, their rescue dog, and two rescue cats.
Armed with pencils, coffee, headphones and a spring in her step, Francesca Baker likes to think and scribble her way through life. Find out more at www.andsoshethinks.co.uk
Sudha Balagopal’s recent fiction appears in Spelk Fiction, Ellipsis Zine, Jellyfish Review and Vestal Review among other journals. She is the author of a novel, A New Dawn, and two short story collections, There are Seven Notes and Missing and Other Stories. More at www.sudhabalagopal.com
Richard Baldasty is a poet, collagist, and writer of short fiction. He lives in Spokane, tweets @2kurtryder, and is amazed how half a century slipped away since release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the “wear some flowers in your hair” San Francisco summer of 1967.
Alan Balkema is an American enjoying retirement in Dublin with his Irish wife. His monologue Let Me Share was recently performed at the Claremorris Fringe Festival, winning best actress and best director awards for the people involved. He has also been published in Flash Fiction World. During his career, Alan wrote and edited research reports. He thinks storytelling is much more fun.
Rebecca Bartlett is a prizewinning playwright, with contributions to both BBC and RTE Drama schedules. Her background is in professional theatre and writing. A member of the creatively energetic Sapphire Writers Group, she has just completed a full-length stage play, is currently editing a novel, and experimenting with different prose styles. rebeccabartlettwrites.com
Cath Barton is an English writer and photographer who lives in Wales. The winner of the AmeriCymru Prize for the Novella 2017 for The Plankton Collector, she is also active in the online flash fiction community and recent publication credits include The Tea-Time Visitors in Story Shack and Buttercups in Sixteen. Cath is a regular contributor to Wales Arts Review.
David Bassano is a History professor at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey. He is also a human rights activist, an author of academic and literary works, and an avid hiker and cyclist. Trevelyan’s Wager, published by Harvard Square Editions, is his first novel. Learn more about him and his work: facebook.com/davidbassanoauthor/
Joe’s fiction and essays have appeared in Phantom Drift, Emerson Review, and many others. A PhD in English. he was a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction. His debut short story collection, Sing With Me at the Edge of Paradise, won the Iron Horse/Texas Tech University Press First Book Award, and his second collection, The Plagues, Cornerstone Press, arrives in 2023. His debut novel, I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, is forthcoming from Deep Hearts YA. He can be reached at joebaumann.wordpress.com.
Roberta Beary is the haibun editor for Modern Haiku. Their work is featured in The New York Times (Tiny Love Stories / Modern Love), Rattle, Best Microfiction and Best Small Fictions. They recently collaborated with Ireland’s Clan Beo on One Breath: The Reluctant Engagement Project, which pairs their writing with artwork by people with disabilities. They grew up in New York City and identify as genderfluid. (Photo by Dave Russo)
Paul Beckman collects memories and punchboards. Some credits: Pank, Connotation Press, Journal of Microliterature, Litro, Boston Literary Magazine, The Connecticut Review and other fine magazines online and in print. He’s published three collections and a novella. His latest flash collection is Peek from Big Table Publishing available for purchase at paulbeckmanstories.com or Amazon.
Debbie wrote poetry for many years and published in various Canadian literary journals. She switched to fiction and began a long, exciting, and exhausting journey through her first novel (still out and about, here and there!). Some months ago, Debbie discovered flash fiction. What a great medium, the challenge of creating characters and plot in such a concise way! Debbie lives on Salt Spring Island with her husband.
Kara Bernard is a professional writer/editor by day, creative writer by night. Her short fiction can be found in Brilliant Flash Fiction‘s quarterly journal. When she’s not writing, Kara spends her time painting, reading, exploring the local parks, and maintaining her editing business (Bernard’s Editorial Services). She resides in Metro Atlanta with her partner and their three cats.
Frank Beyer was a tour manager and a teacher, but is now doing something more labour intensive. The change has done wonders for his health. He has a degree in history from the University of Auckland.
Will H. Blackwell, Jr., is a professor emeritus (botany), Miami University (Ohio). He presently lives in Tuscaloosa, AL, where he is adjunct professor (biological sciences), University of Alabama. His fiction has appeared in Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Disturbed Digest, FrostFire Worlds, and Outposts of Beyond. He has poems in Aphelion, Blue Unicorn, Illumen, Poem, Scifaikuest, and Slant.
AN Block teaches at Boston University and is Contributing Editor at the Improper Bostonian. He has an MA in History and is a Master of Wine. Recent stories have appeared in Buffalo Almanack (recipient of its Inkslinger Award), Umbrella Factory (a Pushcart Prize nominee), The Maine Review, Constellations, Contrary, Per Contra, Litbreak, Torrid Literature, The Hungry Chimera, among others.
Joshua Bohnsack is a musician, printmaker, and prose writer. Bohnsack is the founding editor of Long Day Press, a hand-bound literary publication, and co-operates an ice cream shop in rural Illinois. He resides in Iowa City, Iowa.
Nancy Bourne’s stories have been published in Upstreet, The South Carolina Review, Carolina Quarterly, Blue Lake, Summerset Review, Quiddity, Forge, Persimmon Tree, MacGuffin, Thin Air, Bluestem Magazine, The Long Story, and Shadowgraph. Since retiring as an attorney for public schools, Ms. Bourne has been writing stories, making pottery in her home studio, and teaching writing to prisoners and incarcerated minors.
Amy Braun, a kindergarten teacher by day and writer by night, received her MFA in fiction writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts (January 2017). She runs a writing group at her local library in her small town in Vermont, volunteers at a local writing retreat serving fine wine and food to other writers, and she’s completed a novel.
Jennifer Brazeau is a proud French Canadian teacher and archives technician who lives in the Ottawa area in Ontario, Canada. Her work has appeared on Writers Haven at original-writer.com.
Shalom Brilliant was a trial lawyer for thirty-six years, mostly with the U.S. Justice Department. Since his retirement from public service, he has spent much of his time writing, painting, and traveling. He and his wife, both native New Yorkers, live in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Thomas Broderick is an author living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His short fiction has appeared in Shoreline of Infinity, Space & Time, and Nature Futures. He joined SFWA in 2016. You can read more of Thomas’s fiction on his website.
Neil Brosnan’s stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and in electronic format throughout Ireland, the UK, and the USA. A former winner of the Bryan MacMahon and Ireland’s Own short story awards, he is the author of two short story collections, Fresh Water and Other Stories (Original Writing) 2010, and Neap Tide and Other Stories (New Binary Press) 2013.
Spencer K.M. Brown was born in Bedfordshire, England. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Empty Sink, Prime Number, Flash Fiction Magazine, Change Seven, and Revolution John, among others. He was awarded the 2016 Penelope Niven Award for Excellence in Creative Writing. He currently lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he is at work on a novel.
Glenn A. Bruce has an MFA in Writing, was associate fiction editor for The Lindenwood Review. He has published five novels and two collections of short stories. He wrote the movie Kickboxer, episodes of Walker: Texas Ranger and Baywatch, and has been published in in RedFez, Beat Poets of the Forever Generation, Alfie Dog, LLR and Carolina Mountain Life.
Holly Bruns is a writer who lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. Her short stories have been published in Reader’s Digest, the 2013 edition of the Ascent Aspirations Anthology, and in the e-zines CommuterLit and Near to the Knuckle. She is currently working on her first novel.
Samuel Buckley was born in Leicester and has lived and worked since then in Liverpool, Bedfordshire and London. He has been publishing fiction since 2012 in various magazines, while undertaking writing work for local government, charities and museums in the UK. His previous stories have appeared in Bewildering Stories, Eunoia Review, and Crack the Spine.
Sean Burke lives in Virginia with his husband. When not writing, he works a day job to pay the mortgage on a house with a yard for their grumpy little dog. Sean’s recent fiction has been published in Backchannels Journal, Literally Stories, Fragmented Voices’ anthology, Heart/h, and is forthcoming in Prime Number Magazine and the Evening Street Review.
N.J. Campbell lives and writes in the rural Midwest. His work has appeared in venues including Drafthorse, Drunk Monkeys and Maudlin House. He was the winner of the 2015 Little Tokyo Historical Society Short Story Contest. He blogs at njcampbell.tumblr.com.
Ute Carson has been writing and publishing stories and essays her entire life, developing her unique voice while gaining experiences around the world. Find out more on her website: utecarson.com
Darcy Casey is a writer, teacher, and editor with work forthcoming or published in CutBank, River River, 34thParallel, and others. She holds an MFA from the University of Southern Maine and is currently working on her second novel while drinking way too much coffee and attempting to rescue all furry critters in need.
Amy L Clark’s work has appeared in many publications, including Litro, Fifth Wednesday Journal, The Baltimore Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, and Juked. Her collection Adulterous Generation, was published by Queen’s Ferry Press and her first novel, Palais Royale, is forthcoming from Engine Books. Amy teaches writing for Northeastern University’s Foundation Year program and lives outside of Boston with her family.
Regina Cash-Clark is an associate professor of Journalism at Ramapo College of New Jersey. A freelance writer and editor, she has worked as an assistant editor, an online publishing director and a senior copywriter in industry. Her short story, Autumn Eyes, appeared in the 2014 women’s anthology A Kind of Mad Courage: Short Stories About Mothers, (S)mothers & Others.
Maurice Cashell has lived and worked in France, Switzerland and Belgium as well as Ireland. A regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany (RTE Radio 1) he has been involved with writing groups in the People’s College and the Irish Writers Centre (Sapphire Group) and has published short stories, travel features and books and articles on Irish labour law and industrial relations.
William Cass has had 190 short stories accepted for publication in a variety of literary magazines such as december, Briar Cliff Review, and Zone 3. Recently, he was a finalist in short fiction and novella competitions at Glimmer Train and Black Hill Press, received a couple of Pushcart nominations, and won writing contests at Terrain.org and The Examined Life Journal. He lives in San Diego, California.
Shawn lives in the northern plains of the United States and currently works in a warehouse. He writes short fiction and poetry because, well, he lives in the northern plains of the United States and currently works in a warehouse.
James Cato writes in the daytime. He recently finished a co-authored speculative novel. Find more of his work in Montana Mouthful and Chrome Baby magazines.
Grayson Chong is a Canadian student who enjoys writing short stories, poetry, and flash fiction. Her works have been previously published in Young Authors of Canada and Young Voices. Dance is her passion, writing is her art.
Vanessa Christie is an artist and writer living in San Diego, California. Several of her short stories have been published through various literary publications, and she is hoping to publish her first novel in the near future. www.facebook.com/vanessatheartist, twitter.com/vtheartist
Michael Dean Clark is an author of fiction, literary essays, and occasionally poetry. Most recently his work has appeared in Bull & Cross, Windhover, The Other Journal, Pleiades, Hoosier Lit, and Angel City Review. Formerly an award-winning journalist, Clark is also co-editor of Creative Writing in the Digital Age and Creative Writing Innovations (Bloomsbury Academic). Find him on Twitter at @MDeanClark.
Martha Clarkson manages corporate workplace design in Seattle. Her poetry, photography, and fiction can be found in monkeybicycle, Clackamas Literary Review, Seattle Review, Alimentum, Hawaii Pacific Review. She is a recipient of a Pushcart Nomination, and is listed under “Notable Stories,” Best American Non-Required Reading for 2007 and 2009. She is recipient of best short story, Anderbo/Open City prize, for “Her Voices, Her Room.” Visit www.marthaclarkson.com
Sarah Clayville is an author and educator in Central Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared online and in print in journals including The Threepenny Review, Literary Orphans, StoryChord, and 1:1000. She is an assistant editor for the online journals Mothers Always Write and Identity Theory. Follow her work at SarahSaysWrite.com.
Erin Clements was raised on Long Island, NY and now resides in Ayer, MA. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in English. When she is not changing diapers or reading bedtime stories, she writes flash fiction, short stories and novels, primarily in her native language Sarcasm.
Ray was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1936. After service in the Royal Australian Navy and the South Australia Police, he reached Senior Sergeant and became a Court Sheriff’s Officer. Published 15 times (poetry and prose), including Ginninderra Press and two eBooks with Amazon.
Barbara Clinton enjoys writing short stories, flash fiction and essays. To buy typewriter ribbon she works as a sub-editor, writer and online editor. She lives in Dublin
Susan Condon, a native Dubliner, is editing her debut novel – a crime fiction thriller set in New York City. Awards include first prize in the Jonathan Swift Award; the SCC (City of Dublin VEC) Competition and the Bealtaine Short Story Competition and twice longlisted for the RTÉ Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition. Publications include Original Writing from Ireland’s Own, Anthology 2012.
Steve Cook is 32, an author and teacher. He’s had several short stories published in anthologies, including Avast, Ye Airships, the Writing Times 2015 Short Story Anthology, and Cogs In Time 3. In 2015, he won the Amygdala eZine Short Story competition. He’s currently working on a fantasy novel, Claws of the Chimera. For more of his work, check out stevecookfiction.com
My name is Alexis. I live in Wisconsin and I am a senior in high school. English is my favorite subject because I love to read and write. My favorite genre to write is flash fiction, and my favorite book is Looking For Alaska by John Green.
New Zealander Bruce Costello, semi-retired from his work in psychotherapy, retreated from city to seaside village, joined the Waitaki Writers’ Group and began writing fiction to stop his brain from rusting. Since then he’s had 44 short stories published in six countries. At this stage, his brain is still functioning okay-ish, although surface rust has appeared above his left ear.
In 2017, The New Guard Volume VI nominated Stephanie Cotsirilos’ Letter to an Archangel for a Pushcart Prize. Her songs and scripts have been produced at Manhattan Theatre Club and her non-fiction appeared in the Yale Law Report, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and the Maine media. She completed her first novel in Maine, where she continues to write.
Chella Courington is the author of three prose poetry/flash fiction chapbooks: Love Letter to Biology 250 (forthcoming from Porkbelly Press), Talking Did Not Come Easily to Diana and Girls and Women. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in SmokeLong, Nano Fiction, The Collagist, and The Los Angeles Review. With another writer and two cats, she lives in California.
Lori Cramer lives in America and writes prose of varying lengths, from Twitter fiction to novels. Her work has appeared in Boston Literary Magazine, The Drabble, Fictive Dream, New Pop Lit, Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, Unbroken Journal, and Whale Road Review, among others. Links to her work can be found at loricramerfiction.wordpress.com. Twitter: @LCramer29.
Charlotte Crowder lives and writes on the coast of Maine. She is a medical writer and editor by day. Her short stories have been published in Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors magazine, The Maine Review, and the Boston Literary Magazine, as well as broadcast on the Serendipitous Compendium radio show. North Country Press will be publishing her first picture book within the year.