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.
Aimee Picchi is a journalist and SFF writer who lives in Burlington, Vermont. Her short fiction has appeared in publications including Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. A classical musician by training, she’s a graduate of Juilliard Pre-College and University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, where her primary instrument was the viola. She has played the viol, but never one with sympathetic strings. Find her at aimeepicchi.com or on Twitter at @aimeepicchi.
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.
Rachael K. Jones grew up in various cities across Europe and North America, picked up (and mostly forgot) six languages, an addiction to running, and a couple degrees. Now she writes speculative fiction in Athens, Georgia, where she lives with her husband. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in many venues, including Shimmer, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Flash Fiction Online, Fireside Magazine Accessing the Future, Strange Horizons, Escape Pod, Crossed Genres, Diabolical Plots, InterGalactic Medicine Show, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, The Drabblecast, andDaily Science Fiction. She is an editor, a SFWA member, and a secret android. Follow her on Twitter @RachaelKJones.
Shara Concepción is a Nuyorican-Jewish writer and teacher. She has an affinity for tiny, underrated wonders, like the sentience of cockroaches, her 4’9 force-of-nature abuelita, and the dense, palpitating core of good short fiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK Online, Eunoia Review, CosmoGIRL Magazine, 100 Word Story, Janeland (Cleis Press 2017), and elsewhere. She wrote “Brujitas” for the 120 West 94th Street crew, and especially for Jeanie.
Meera Jhala has a PhD in, and is a former professor of, theoretical physics. This is her first science fiction piece; you can find her literary fiction on the 2014 Wigleaf 50, and her poetry in Rattle and Strange Horizons.