Suzanne Vincent is the editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online. That’s what people think anyway. Actually, she’s really a pretty ordinary middle-aged woman packing a few extra pounds and a few more gray hairs than she’s comfortable with. As a writer, she leans toward the fantasy spectrum, though much of what she writes is difficult to classify. Slipstream? Isn’t that where we stick stories when we just can’t figure out where else they go? Suzanne’s first professional publication was right here at FFO, published before she joined the staff: “I Speak the Master’s Will,” — a story she’s still very proud of. While she doesn’t actually have time to blog anymore, she once did. You can still read her ancient posts on writing at The Slushpile Avalanche. Suzanne keeps a house full of kids (3), a husband (1), and pets (too many to number) in Utah, USA. Yes, she’s a Mormon. No, there isn’t another wife. Mormons haven’t actually practiced polygamy since the 1890s. Too bad. She’d love to have another woman around to wash dishes and do laundry.
Tree Riesener is the author of Sleepers Awake, a collection of short fiction, winner of the Eludia Award from Hidden River Arts, published by Sowilo Press in 2015. In addition, she has written a collection of poetry inspired by astronomy, The Hubble Cantos, published in 2016 by Aldrich Press and a collection of ekphrastic poetry, EK,published in 2017 by Cervena Barva Press. Her chapbook Angel Fever was published in 2017 by Ravenna Press in their Triple Series as Triple No. 5. Ravenna Press will also publish her full-length collection Quodlibet in mid-2019.
Her achievements include three first prizes for fiction at the Philadelphia Writers Conference, finalist for Black Lawrence Press’s Hudson Prize, finalist in PANK magazine’s Fiction Chapbook Contest, finalist in Yellow Chair Review’s Poetry Chapbook Contest, semi-finalist in Pank’s Poetry Chapbook Contest, the William Van Wert Fiction Award, semi-finalist in the Pablo Neruda Competition, three short stories staged in the Writing Aloud Series of InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia, a Hawthornden Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, and three poetry chapbooks: Liminalog (Asylum Press), a collection of ghazals and sijo; Inscapes (Finishing Line Press), poems of interior landscape; and Angel Poison, (Pudding House Publications), thoughts on contemporary life.
Tree has published poetry and prose in numerous literary magazines, including The Interpreter’s House (UK), Litro (UK), Southward (UK), Anemone Sidecar, The Planet Formerly Known As Earth, Ditch, Fox Chase Review, 5_Trope, , Everg Soylesi Uc Aylik Sur Dergisi, Evergreen Review, Ginosko, Blue Fifth Review, Loch Raven Review, Pindeldyboz, Identity Theory, Blood Lotus, Boxcar Poetry Review, Belletrist Review, NEBO, Acclaim, The Source (UK), Schuylkill Valley Review, Diner, Mad Poets Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Albatross/Anabiosis, Lynx, The Ghazal Page, New Flash Fiction Review, and Ernest Hilbert’s E-Verse Radio. She is former Managing Editor of the Schuylkill Valley Journal and former Contributing Editor to The Ghazal Page. Her webpage is http://www.treeriesener.com.
Stefanie Freele’s published and forthcoming work can be found in Five Points, Witness, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, Wigleaf, Western Humanities Review, Sou’wester, Chattahoochee Review, The Florida Review, Quarterly West, and American Literary Review. Stefanie is the author of two short story collections, Feeding Strays, withLost Horse Press and Surrounded by Water, with Press 53. www.stefaniefreele.com Her stories are also included in the recent edition of W.W. Norton’s New Micro Exceptionally Short Fiction.
Samantha Murray is a writer, mathematician, and mother. Not particularly in that order. Her fiction has been seen in places such as Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, Writers of the Future Vol 31, Nature Magazine and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She is the winner of the 2016 Aurealis Award for best SF short story. You can follow her at www.mailbysea.wordpress.com or on Twitter as @SamanthaNMurray. Samantha lives in Western Australia in a household of unruly boys.
Jason S. Ridler is a writer, historian, and actor. He is the author of The Brimstone Files, and his latest historical work Mavericks of War was called a “visceral read that is also an important piece of scholarship” by Pulitzer-Prize winner Richard Rhodes. He is a Teaching Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and teaches creative writing at Google, Youtube, and for private clients.
James Van Pelt teaches high school English in western Colorado part-time and writes the rest of the time. His fiction has made numerous appearances in most of the major science fiction and fantasy magazines. He has been a finalist for a Nebula Award, the Sturgeon Award, the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, and been reprinted in many year’s best collections. His first novel, Summer of the Apocalypse, was released in 2006 and was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. His third collection of stories, The Radio Magician and Other Stories, received the Colorado Book Award in 2010. His latest collection, The Experience Arcade and Other Stories debuted at the World Fantasy Convention last year. He blogs at http://jamesvanpelt.com