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Anna Yeatts

Anna Yeatts

Anna Yeatts is a fantasy and horror writer living in Pinehurst, NC. Her short fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine ShowDaily Science FictionPenumbraFantasy Scroll Magazine, STRAEONBad Dreams Entertainment, and Spark: A Creative Anthology among other publications. Anna holds an MFA in Popular Fiction Writing from Seton Hill University.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

EMMA MUNRO

EMMA MUNRO

Emma Munro is a queer cis woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia with her wife and cat. Her stories have appeared in Hashtag Queer LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology Vol. 1, Hello Horror, Pure Slush, Cosmos and other places.

SENIOR EDITOR

C E Aylett is a British author living in France. She travelled parts of East Asia and Australia, got up to some weird shenanigans that make good fodder for fiction, then settled back in Europe to renovate a ruin and start a family. Amid all the noise, dust and disturbed sleep it struck as a good time to write a novel. She speaks terrible French extremely well and has a penchant for really good live music.

C E Aylett

C E Aylett is a British author living in France. She travelled parts of East Asia and Australia, got up to some weird shenanigans that make good fodder for fiction, then settled back in Europe to renovate a ruin and start a family. Amid all the noise, dust and disturbed sleep it struck as a good time to write a novel. She speaks terrible French extremely well and has a penchant for really good live music.

SENIOR EDITOR

A medievalist, a type 1 diabetic, and a cyber crime investigator, A.J. graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master's in Creative Writing. His work appears in Mysterion Online, Fractured Lit, and The Modern Deity's Guide to Surviving Humanity, among other publications. Hobbies include collecting medieval swords, playing the piano, and spoiling his husky (when he isn't reading or writing). In addition to his work at Flash Fiction Online, he also serves on the editorial staff of Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores and Metaphorosis Magazine. Find him on Twitter @aj_cunder, or online at www.WrestlingTheDragon.com.

A.J. CUNDER

A medievalist, a type 1 diabetic, and a cyber crime investigator, A.J. graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master’s in Creative Writing. His work appears in Mysterion Online, Fractured Lit, and The Modern Deity’s Guide to Surviving Humanity, among other publications. Hobbies include collecting medieval swords, playing the piano, and spoiling his husky (when he isn’t reading or writing). In addition to his work at Flash Fiction Online, he also serves on the editorial staff of Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores and Metaphorosis Magazine. Find him on Twitter @aj_cunder, or online at www.WrestlingTheDragon.com.

SENIOR EDITOR

Sabrina West is a writer and wildlife biologist living in Sacramento, California.

Sabrina West

Sabrina West is a writer and wildlife biologist living in Sacramento, California.

ASSISTANT EDITOR

YELENA CRANE

YELENA CRANE

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Jeannine Dudzinski is a historical fiction writer living in southern Maryland with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and psycho kitty. A technical editor by day, she spends her nights reading and writing book reviews for NetGalley, BookSirens, and her blog at Anndudzinski.com. Her other interests include astrology, spirituality, herbalism, and crocheting. Hints of these often find their way into her writing.

JEANNINE DUDZINSKI

Jeannine Dudzinski is a historical fiction writer living in southern Maryland with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and psycho kitty. A technical editor by day, she spends her nights reading and writing book reviews for NetGalley, BookSirens, and her blog at Anndudzinski.com. Her other interests include astrology, spirituality, herbalism, and crocheting. Hints of these often find their way into her writing.

ASSISTANT EDITOR

I am a sci-fi/ fantasy geek and business lawyer. I returned to writing after the birth of my oldest son as an escape from the drain of the business of litigation. Frankly, my law office is a mix of classic meets geek with the sci-fi /fantasy novels, autographs and toys scattered lovingly all over it. Over the years I developed near-allergic reaction to legal mumbo jumbo. I applied my experience with prose to my law practice and began serving my clients better and winning cases more often. Since first being published in 2012, I have several published short stories and a novella across different genres. I also self-published the nonfiction: Navigating Legal Landmines, a Practical Guide to Business Law for Real People, an Amazon best-seller in three categories in 2017, and contributed to the Amazon best-selling non-fiction Succeeding Through Doubt, Fear and Crisis in 2014.

Nancy Greene

I am a sci-fi/ fantasy geek and business lawyer. I returned to writing after the birth of my oldest son as an escape from the drain of the business of litigation. Frankly, my law office is a mix of classic meets geek with the sci-fi /fantasy novels, autographs and toys scattered lovingly all over it. Over the years I developed near-allergic reaction to legal mumbo jumbo. I applied my experience with prose to my law practice and began serving my clients better and winning cases more often.

Since first being published in 2012, I have several published short stories and a novella across different genres. I also self-published the nonfiction: Navigating Legal Landmines, a Practical Guide to Business Law for Real People, an Amazon best-seller in three categories in 2017, and contributed to the Amazon best-selling non-fiction Succeeding Through Doubt, Fear and Crisis in 2014.

ASSISTANT EDITOR

LARK LU

LARK LU

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Tom Walsh lives in northern California where is a writer, husband, and dad to two kids and a calico cat. He has been a newspaper reporter, corporate editor, wildland firefighter, and more. He started reading and writing flash fiction during the lockdown, became hooked and now has stories in a number of journals.

TOM WALSH

Tom Walsh lives in northern California where is a writer, husband, and dad to two kids and a calico cat. He has been a newspaper reporter, corporate editor, wildland firefighter, and more. He started reading and writing flash fiction during the lockdown, became hooked and now has stories in a number of journals.

Art Director

Cat Sparks

Cat Sparks

Cat Sparks is a multi-award-winning Australian author, editor and artist. Former fiction editor of Cosmos Magazine, she has also dabbled as a kitchen hand, video store manager, assistant library technician, media monitor, political and archaeological photographer, graphic designer, guest lecturer, festival director, panellist, fiction judge, essayist, creative writing teacher and manager of Agog! Press, which produced ten anthologies of new speculative fiction. In 2012 an Australia Council grant enabled her to study with Margaret Atwood in Key West, Florida. Cat has a BA in visual arts (CAI), a postgraduate certificate in editing and publishing (UTS) and a PhD in creative writing (Curtin), the latter concerning the intersection of ecocatastrophe science fiction and contemporary climate fiction. Cat’s debut novel, Lotus Blue (Skyhorse, 2017) was shortlisted for the Compton Crook, Aurealis and Ditmar Awards. Her collection, The Bride Price (Ticonderoga, 2013) was nominated for an Aurealis Award and won the 2014 Ditmar for Best Collected Work. Eighty of her short stories have been published since the turn of the millennium and her 24 awards for writing, editing and art include winning the Peter McNamara Conveners Award twice for services to Australia’s speculative fiction industry. Cat is an environmental activist and keen traveller currently obsessed with photographing adorable birds and grungy walls.

First Readers

We couldn’t do what we do without the hard work and dedication of our team of First Readers, which currently includes:

  • Zach Aszalos
  • Emily Deibert
  • Aaron Grierson
  • Jeremy Horwich
  • Mike McCormick
  • Mary Meadows
  • Harry Piacentino
  • Kristina Saccone
  • Katherine Salinas
  • Roni Stinger
  • Tarryn Thomas
  • Laura Wilson

Editors Emeriti

Suzanne Vincent

Suzanne Vincent

Suzanne Vincent joined the Flash Fiction Online team early in 2008 as a lowly slush reader, then served as editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online for 9 amazing years.  Since handing the reins over to the supremely talented and capable hands of Wendy Nikel at the tail end of 2020, Suzanne has filled her time with a few dozen of those “I’ll get to that one of these days” projects.  She is blessed to live at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Ogden, Utah, where she raised a husband and three children, and where she and her best pal, Paisley (an Irish Terrier), make a nuisance of themselves on the extensive network of trails.

WENDY NIKEL

WENDY NIKEL

Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she’s left her cup of tea. She’s had many of her own stories published in places such as LAnalog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Cricket, and Nature. Her time travel novella series, beginning with The Continuum, is available from World Weaver Press.

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We welcome readers of all backgrounds!

We ask for a quarterly commitment, reading 20-30 stories per week.