Cole Beauchamp (she/her) is a copywriter by day and fiction writer by night. She was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and has stories in Janus Literary, Ellipsis Zine, Sundial, Free Flash Fiction, Lost Balloon and Damnation Lit. She lives in London with her girlfriend, two children and an exuberant Maltipoo. You can find her on Twitter at @nomad_sw18 and on Mastodon at

Christopher M Drew is a writer from Sheffield, UK. He has published over 50 flash fiction stories in both national and international journals and anthologies, a selection of which is available on his website. Most recently, his work was selected for Best Microfiction 2021, and he was Guest Editor for the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2022. He has a novella-in-flash, Essence, forthcoming from Ad Hoc Fiction in 2023. You can connect with Chris on social media via Twitter (@cmdrew81) and Instagram (cmdrew81).

Steven French is recently retired and lives in West Yorkshire, U.K. He’s published short stories in various venues, including 365Tomorrows, Bewildering Stories, Idle Ink, Lost Futures and Rural Fiction Magazine, among others.

Kathryn Ganfield is a nature writer and essayist in the river town of St. Paul, Minnesota. Her work focuses on family, environment, and the climate in crisis. She is a 2022-2023 Loft Mentor Series Fellow in creative nonfiction, winner of the Writing By Writers 2021 Short Short Contest, multi-time winner of the Tiny Truths contest, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her words have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Sleet Magazine, and Eastern Iowa Review, among others.

Nicole Desjardins Gowdy lives in the foothills outside Los Angeles. She has an MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and a BA in English (Creative Writing emphasis) and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she received a University Book Store Award for Academic Excellence for her senior thesis, a collection of short stories. Her writing has appeared in Canvas, The Bangalore Review, and NiftyLit.

Chris Haven’s prose appears in Electric Literature, trampset, Fractured Lit, Cincinnati Review miCRo, and Kenyon Review. One of his stories is listed in Best American Short Stories 2020. His debut collection of short stories, Nesting Habits of Flightless Birds, was published by Tailwinds Press, and Bone Seeker, a collection of poems, was published by NYQ Books. He teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Jeffrey Hermann’s poetry and prose has appeared in Okay Donkey, Heavy Feather, UCity Review, trampset, and other publications. Though less publicized, he finds his work as a father and husband to be rewarding beyond measure.

Gaynor Jones is the recipient of a 2020 Northern Writer’s Award from New Writing North for her short story collection, Girls Who Get Taken. She loves stories that feature wayward teens, middle-aged women who’ve had enough, and the darker sides of suburban life. She is working on her first novel and is represented by Laura Williams at Greene & Heaton.

Jennifer Lai has work in Star 82 Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Bright Flash Literary Review, Bureau of Complaint, and elsewhere. Originally from Hawaii, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Eliot Li lives in California. His work appears in SmokeLong Quarterly, CRAFT Literary, Pithead Chapel, Atticus Review, trampset, and elsewhere.

Margaret McGowan is the self-published author of Ancestors and Other Poems (2021). She has been employed as an Adjunct Professor of English at Bryant & Stratton College. Margaret was a finalist in the 2022 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Contest and received an honorable mention in the HVWG Poetry Contest 2019. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in QU, a literary magazine, Hobart, Eunoia Review, Raw Art Review, and New Authors Journal.

Bobby Parrott’s writing appears in Tilted House, RHINO, Rumble Fish Quarterly, Atticus Review, The Hopper, Rabid Oak, Exacting Clam, Neologism, and elsewhere. Wearing a forest-spun jacket of toy dirigibles, he dreams himself out of formlessness in the chartreuse meditation capsule known as Fort Collins, Colorado.

Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in coastal Alabama and believes that retirement is highly underrated. Her debut collection of short stories, Survival Skills, was published by Ashland Creek Press and short-listed for a Lambda Literary Award. Lovers and Loners is her second story collection. Strange Company, a compilation of her nature essays, is available in digital form, paperback and audio. She has also published a novel, Lost Sister.

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