Sage’s previous writings include Fictional Flights and Incorporating Literature in ESL Instruction. He won the 2012 Greenburgh, N.Y. poetry contest adult division first prize and translates French and Spanish works. Writers whose works he cherishes include Saroyan, Rilke, Annie Dillard, Diana Chang. He enjoyed studying Harold Frederic’s works and life in Ireland and England. He edited and published Pulp Magazine.
Mary Saliger is the pen name for an author best known for writing a book about a religious cult that was a #1 Amazon bestseller in its true crime and cults categories, as well as more than two dozen short stories in the dark fiction genre. The author is a professional member of Pen America and film rights to all stories are represented by Steve Fischer of the Agency for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Author profile: http://goo.gl/dWEA8N
John Salter is the author of A Trout in the Sea of Cortez, and Alberta Clipper. His new story collection, Purple Sage, is forthcoming from Slant Books. His short fiction has appeared in Massachusetts Review, Chattahoochee Review, Third Coast, Chiron Review, New World Writing, and elsewhere. He lives in North Dakota.
Tom Sanders is a writer in his mid-twenties, currently based in Yangon, Burma. He wrote his debut Plop: The Owl! at the age of five, and has been playing literary catch-up ever since.
Thomas Sanfilip is a poet and writer whose work has appeared in the Shore Poetry Anthology, Thalassa, Ivory Tower, Nit & Wit, Tomorrow, Ginosko Literary Journal, Maudlin House, Feile-Festa, and Per Contra. Five collections of poetry have been published, in addition to a collection of short fiction titled The Killing Sun, which appeared in 2006.
Vivek Santhosh lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His fiction has appeared in India Currents and Black Heart Magazine. His travel essay was featured in the India issue of Litro Magazine. You can read his work at www.viveksanthosh.com
Korana Serdarević (Croatia), born in 1982 in Zadar, graduated in Croatian and comparative literature. She worked as a journalist for culture sections. Since 2013, she works as a high school teacher. In 2013, she won two national short story first awards, and her work has appeared in many literary journals. Nema se što učiniti (Fraktura, 2015) is her first short story collection.
Artemis Savory is a writer who always has to get lost before she can create order from things. She has worked roughly 28 different jobs in her 29 years on this planet—from reporting, to pet-sitting, to serving and teaching. Find her online at ArtemisSavory.com where she runs Working: A blog about what other people do for work, told in their own words.
Karen Schauber’s Flash Fiction can be read at Rebel Shorts, Spillwords, AdHoc Fiction, Down in the Dirt, Blood Puddles, Writing in a Woman’s Voice, and forthcoming at Yellow Mama. The upcoming ‘Group of Seven Flash Fiction’ Anthology is her first editorial/curatorial flash venture http://GroupofSevenFlashFiction.weebly.com. Karen lives and writes in Vancouver, British Columbia, and can be reached directly at http://karenschauber.weebly.com
Pamela lives in Glasgow, UK. Her poems and stories have been published in various magazines including Peeking Cat Poetry, The Cannon’s Mouth, Sarasvati, The Dawntreader and Toasted Cheese Literary Magazine. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies including several published by Collections of Poetry and Prose. She has completed two novels and is working on a third.
Susan Margaret Scott is a native of the San Francisco Bay area. She grew up in the Oakland Hills near the ranch of the poet Joaquin Miller, a gathering spot for the Bohemian artists in the late nineteenth century, which serves as the setting for a historical novel she is writing. Scott recently retired from a career in corporate communications to write fiction and poetry while studying the craft at Stanford University. She lives in Burlingame, California, and paints and draws in her spare time.
As a freelance writer/journalist living in upstate NY, Cari Scribner has written about everything from school budgets to ice cream trucks to racing pigs. Cari credits NYS Writers Institute fiction workshops at SUNY Albany, for the encouragement to write truthfully and the backbone to handle rejection. Her work has appeared in the new renaissance, Gravel, Bartleby Snopes and The Tishman Review.
David has previously been read in publications like Slice Magazine and Bluffs Literary Magazine. He is married to a woman, five dogs, and three exotic birds. David’s day job is as a peer recovery specialist for the mentally ill. He is an English major and recently interviewed for Poet’s Voice Podcast. He can be reached at: email@example.com.
Sam Selvaggio has been writing from the beginning of middle school, and finally, at sixty-five years old, completed a first novel, Who’s Yehoodi? The Man Who Wasn’t There. Whiskey is Sam’s first flash fiction piece.
Rose Servitova is a job coach who likes to write—mother of two, wife of one. She has been published in Mslexia Magazine, The Ogham Stone Literary Journal and The Irish Times. She also writes humour articles for the international yoga and wellness website YogaSync.
Mir-Yashar Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Boise State University, with a BA in political science. His short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Fat City Review, Postcard Shorts, The Bookends Review, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Microfiction Monday, The Turk’s Head Review, Monkeybicycle, Blue Lake Review, and The Molotov Cocktail. Mir-Yashar lives in Boise, Idaho, and is a local piano player.
Tim Seyfert is a writer and actor from the San Francisco Bay Area. His short stories have appeared in various literary magazines, and his screenplay for the short film Balloon Animals won Best Short Screenplay at the Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival. He resides in the UK.
Brian Sheehan writes short fiction and poetry. He lives on a farm in Borris, County Carlow, Ireland in the shadow of Mount Leinster. He enjoys reading and playing sport.
Ravibala Shenoy has published award-winning short stories (India Currents), short stories (Chicago Quarterly Review, Best Asian Speculative Fiction, Copperfield Review, Cooper Street Journal, The Superstition Review (forthcoming)), flash fiction (Jellyfish Review, The Menacing Hedge, The Aerogram), memoir (The Bosphorus Review, Sugar Mule) and op-ed pieces (Chicago Tribune, India Currents). She lives in Illinois.
Paul Sherman is a published author of horror short stories, but has also had plays produced in England and Scotland. An avid fan of the theatre, he fills his time away from writing by watching as much theatre as he can, and directing plays and shows for both youth and adult theatre.
Nisha Shirali is a writer, environmental policy analyst and mother of two young boys who lives in Toronto, Ontario. She began writing fiction in 2020, and this is her first published fiction piece.
Sai Shriram is an aspiring writer and student from India. His stories explore themes related to death, grief and guilt. When not writing, he is constantly on the lookout for the best new psychological thriller on Netflix. One day, he wishes to write a novel that will change lives.
Author of five collections of poetry, Shoshauna Shy recently became a flash fiction author, and her stories can be found in 100WordStory, Fiction Southeast, Sou’wester, Thrice Fiction and elsewhere. She conducts the Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf and Woodrow Hall Jumpstart Awards out of Madison, Wisconsin, and enjoys transforming some of her narrative poems into flash fiction.
Living and writing on the west slope of the Rocky Mountains, sid sibo earned a 2019 MFA in fiction from Maine’s Stonecoast program. Stories have recently won the Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award, and an Honorable Mention in the Rick DeMarinis contest at Cutthroat. A day job in environmental analysis seeds a wild variety of stories.
Helen Sinoradzki’s work has been published in various journals, including Bellingham Review, Gravel, and Gulf Stream. She has finished a memoir about being in a Catholic cult. An English teacher turned technical writer turned indie bookseller, she moved to Portland, Oregon, 25 years ago after living in eight other states, and plans to stay for the rest of her life.
Originally from New York City, Miryam Sivan lives in the Galilee and teaches at the University of Haifa. Her book, SNAFU and Other Stories, was published by Cuidono Press in September 2014. Sivan is currently working on a documentary film, Captain’s Table. And her novel, Love Match, is looking for its home in a NY publishing house.
Pat is a retired policeman residing in rural County Dublin, Ireland. He’s been scribbling short stories for twenty years, and his work has been published in County Tipperary, where he was born. His favourite short story writer is the late Frank O’Connor, but he also likes many American writers and Anton Chekov. He is a member of the Sapphire Writers’ Group of the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin.
Mary Sloat lives on an island near Seattle and has completed three novels for middle grade readers. Her short stories have appeared in Every Day Fiction, The Dark Forest, and Context. When she’s not writing, she organizes classes for the BARN Writers’ Studio.
Sam Smith is a former Creative Writing and Scriptwriting student. His preferred genres are sci-fi, horror and comedy. His stories will make you laugh and think, and he enjoys experimenting with convention to create offbeat scenarios and characters. His work has been featured in Maudlin House, Lit Cat, Two Words For and Visitant Lit.
Sam Smiley is a writer from Racine, Wisconsin. They currently live in Chicago and study physics at DePaul University. Sam writes poetry and short fiction inspired by their experiences in the Midwest and abroad. They are non binary, use they/them pronouns, and can be found on Instagram @wordsflowlikewater.
Patty Somlo has received four Pushcart Prize nominations and one for storySouth’s Million Writers Award. She had an essay selected as Notable Essay for Best American Essays 2014. Author of From Here to There and Other Stories, Somlo’s second book, Hairway to Heaven Stories, is forthcoming in January 2017 from Cherry Castle Publishing. www.pattysomlo.com.
Dan was a university lecturer, but the sentences proved too long. Born in Byron’s hometown, Dan now lives in Northern Ireland, from where he writes across genres. His stories have featured in the Incubator, Storgy, Number 11, Dime Show Review, theGhostStory.com, Phantaxis, Shoreline of Infinity, Devolution Z and Disturbed Digest. Dan is also Editor in Chief of Storgy Kids.
T.M. Spooner is the author of two novels, The Salvation of La Purísima and Notes from Exile. His short fiction has appeared in Tales from a Small Planet and The Dead Mule. Spooner is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and he also served in the U.S. Army. He lives near Chicago and is currently finishing a novel.
Shawne Steiger is a Vermont College of Fine Arts Fiction graduate. Previous stories have appeared in Trillium Literary Journal, Berkshire Review, Upstreet, Portland Review, Women and Judaism and Bellevue Literary Review. She supports her writing habit working as a clinical social worker. She frequently fantasizes about retirement and writing full time.
Hannah is a short story and flash fiction writer based in Leicester in the UK. Her influences include Daphne Du Maurier and Joyce Carol Oates. Hannah’s work has been published in a number of print anthologies and literary journals. She has a PhD from the University of Leicester, works part-time in the voluntary sector and lives with her house-rabbit Agatha.
Kristi Stokes is an English major at Penn State Harrisburg. She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband and their four children where she enjoys reading, coffee, and raising chickens. Her most recent work has been published in From the Fallout Shelter and The Burg.
Betty Story lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When not struggling with writing at home, she works in a small camper somewhere in the American southwest or on a hillside in the Caribbean. She has worked as a librarian in the Virgin Islands, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar and Switzerland.
Richard Stuecker is a poet, essayist, and playwright who graduated from Duke University in 1970. Presently, he is a student at the Bluegrass Writer’s Studio MFA program at Eastern Kentucky University. A collection of essays on aging, Vibrant Emeritus, was published in 2014 by John Hunt Publishing (London). firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Swan lives in rural North Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. She spends her days daydreaming, writing and occasionally making forays into her messy garden. Her stories have been broadcast on Radio New Zealand National; published in Essentially Food magazine, Flash Frontier, Female First, Alfiedog; and shortlisted in NZ’s Sunday Star Times Short Story contest.
Tracy Sweeney graduated with a degree in Management and Finance but prefers writing ridiculous things to crunching ridiculous numbers. She lives north of Boston with her two young sons. Her short stories have appeared in Literary Juice, Solecisms and Slice of Life Magazines. Her debut novel, LIVING BACKWARDS, was published in 2013.
Charles D. Tarlton retired from university teaching and has been writing poetry and flash fiction since 2006. He has, as he explains to his wife, published just enough of both to keep him in the game. He and his wife, Ann Knickerbocker, who is a painter of abstracts, live in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Wes Tern writes books and teaches classes. His work has been published in Flash Fiction Magazine, WINK Magazine, Blue Lake Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Florida.
Zohar Teshartok (1977), from Ramat-Gan, Israel, is a graduate from Bar-Ilan University in Israel literature, Jewish art and Information Science. His stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and in electronic format throughout Israel, Canada, the UK, and the USA. He has taken part in writing project exercises to encourage teen writing in Israel.
LB Thomas is a writer and musician from a small town in Montana you’ve never heard of. His fiction has appeared in Crimespree Magazine, Theory Magazine and Opsis Literary Arts Magazine.
C.G. Thompson manages to find amusement in phone menus and laments the disappearance of open fields. She loves ponies and horses and has written many poems about one special pony. Her stories and poems have appeared in FlashBack Fiction, Fictive Dream, Yalobusha Review, Prime Number Magazine, Jersey Devil Press, Redheaded Stepchild, and TL; DR Press’s Women’s Anthology: Carrying Fire, among others.
George Thompson is an artist/font designer, who has taught typography and design history at Columbia College Chicago. He has published one short story in Oyez Review, poems in Goodly Co. (defunct) as well as articles in the Journal of Communications, the Caxtonian, a publication of the Caxton Club and the Chicago Artist’s Coalition Newsletter. BA Fine art, MA design Purdue University.
Sharon Thompson started writing to articulate the loss of her daughter Victoria. Loving until there are no more Fridays is her first short story published in Stop Waiting For Friday, an anthology by Imagine, Write, Inspire. Presently, she is working on online creative writing courses and has completed a copywriting diploma. Sharon’s blog remembervictoria9.wordpress.com is about Victoria’s life and beyond.
Sage Tyrtle’s stories have been featured on NPR, CBC, and PBS. She is a Moth GrandSLAM winner. In her basement a team of brilliant scientists work night and day, figuring out how to get her high-school cassette Walkman to work again. Twitter: @sagetyrtle.
Ben Umayam moved to NYC to write the Great American Filipino Short Story. He worked for political consultants, was a fancy hotel chef, and then worked cooking for priests. Retired, he is working that short story again and has been published in 34th Parallel, Digging Through The Fat, Insignia Anthologies, Anak Sastra, Corvus Review, Lotus-eaters, and Ethel Zine.
James Valvis has placed work in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Barrow Street, Daily Science Fiction, Ploughshares, River Styx, The Sun, and others. His poetry has been featured in Verse Daily. His fiction was chosen for the 2013 Sundress Best of the Net. In 2014 he was awarded a King County 4Culture Grant. A former US Army soldier, he lives near Seattle.
Gareth Vieira lives in Port Hope, Ontario. He’s working on a collection of short interrelated stories about a small town, not unlike his own, where things aren’t always as they seem, but are they ever? His previous adventures include working as a journalist for Niagara This Week and running his own bookstore, Speak Volumes, in Peterborough, Ontario.
Lauren Voeltz reads, writes, and drinks coffee; all of these (maybe) too much. You can find her work at trampset, Reflex Fiction, TL;DR, Lumiere Review, and forthcoming in Flash Flood 2022. Follow her @mattnwife.
Fred Vogel’s words have seen the light of day in Literally Stories, Crack the Spine, Subtle Fiction, Literary Orphans, and elsewhere. He resides in Oregon.
Ty Spencer Vossler (MFA) shot his TV over 23 years ago. He attributes his original writing style to this event. Schooled early in the Mexican labor camp community of Woodville, California, he learned to appreciate other cultures at a young age. His writing reflects the rich diversity of our planet. He lives in Oaxaca, Mexico with his BMW (beautiful Mexican wife) and their daughter.