Stanley Lee is a fantasy and science fiction writer living in New York City. In 2011, this Stanley Lee received his M.A. from New York University and graduated Orson Scott Card’s Literary Bootcamp. Often known to be “out of his damn mind,” Stan has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked Machu Picchu, and competed in Ironman triathlons.
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.
Matthew F. Amati lives next to a canal and plays the banjo. He is the author of two novels and a handful of short stories, which can be found here and there on the Internet. You’ll also find him in footnote #13 of the Wikipedia article “Squaring the Circle.” He has a blog called mattamati.
Stefan Milićević is a writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has been published in venues such as Flash Fiction Online, Mirror Dance and Golden Visions. He is fluent in five languages and has traveled through most of Europe (much to the dismay of all Europeans). In 2011 he attended Cat Rambo’s editing classes and in 2012 he graduated from the University of Banja Luka.
When he is not reading or writing, he is playing Go or Magic the Gathering.
Carol Otte lives in misty Seattle and loves its bright summers and wet winters. She has a special fondness for overlooked and forgotten sources of magic. “Small Wishes” is her first piece of flash fiction.
John Guzlowski’s writing appears in Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, Rattle, Ontario Review,North American Review, and many other journals.
His poems and personal essays about his Polish parents’ experiences as slave laborers in Nazi Germany and refugees making a life for themselves in Chicago after the war appear in his memoir Echoes of Tattered Tongues (Aquila Polonica Press). It was the recipient of the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Poetry Award and the Eric Hoffer Foundation’s Montaigne Award.
He is also the author of three mystery novels set in a neighborhood of Polish WWII survivors in Chicago, Suitcase Charlie, Little Altar Boy, and Murdertown. His novel Retreat — a love story, about two German lovers separated by war, was recently published by Kasva Press.