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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.

Editor-in-Chief

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 AnalogBeneath Ceaseless SkiesCricket, and Nature. Her time travel novella series, beginning with The Continuum, is available from World Weaver Press.

EXECUTIVE & REPRINT EDITOR

Samantha L. Strong

Samantha L. Strong (formerly S. L. Saboviec) writes dark and beautiful sci-fi and fantasy stories about complicated characters. Like many Elder Millenials, she’d like to become an herbalist and live in an abandoned (and probably haunted) nunnery somewhere far away from people. She loves drawing sigils on everything, growing plants, and playing with her three adorable daughters. Beating the odds against metastatic breast cancer since 2017.

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.

SENIOR EDITOR

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.

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.

JUNIOR 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.

JUNIOR EDITOR

I am a sci-fi/ fantasy geek and business lawyer. I returned to writing after the birth of my oldest son (now 22) 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 (now 22) 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.

JUNIOR 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.

First Readers

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

  • Tarryn Thomas
  • Mary Meadows
  • Zach Aszalos
  • Jeremy Horwich
  • Ashley Steineger
  • Jeannine Dudzinski
  • Aaron Grierson
  • Tess Anderson
  • Sophie Reeves
  • Roni Stinger
  • Tom Walsh
  • Yelena Crane
  • Ania Louka
  • Melody Cummins
  • Laura Wilson
  • Elle Van Hensbergen

Editors Emeriti

Jake Frievald

Jake Frievald

Flash Fiction Online’s Founding Editor Jake Freivald lives on Long Island, New York in a house teeming with life: a wife, eleven kids (yes, all from said wife, no twins), two dogs, and a cat. Lack of qualifications never stopped Jake from taking a job, so when he saw the need for a professional flash-only ‘zine he created Flash Fiction Online. He was astounded when a team of amazing volunteers rallied around the project.

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.

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