Brett Biebel teaches writing and literature at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. His (mostly very) short fiction has appeared in Chautauqua, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Masters Review, Emrys Journal, and elsewhere. 48 Blitz, his debut story collection, was published in December 2020 by Split/Lip Press. You can follow him on Twitter @bbl_brett.

Ron Burch’s fiction has been published in numerous literary journals including South Dakota Review, Fiction International, Mississippi Review, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His new novel, JDP, comes out in 2021 from BlazeVOX Books. He lives in Los Angeles.

Jeff Harvey lives in San Diego CA. His work has been recently published in Stone of Madness Press, Literary Yard, Salmon Creek Journal, and elsewhere. Find him on Twitter @JeffHarveySD.

Bethany Holmstrom is an English professor at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. Originally from rural Appalachia, she now lives in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Appalachian Review and The Molotov Cocktail.

Anu Kandikuppa’s flash fiction has appeared in Gone Lawn, Jellyfish Review, and The Cincinnati Review (miCRo) and her short stories have appeared or will appear in Calyx, Epiphany, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Normal School, and other journals. Her work has received Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Anu worked as an economics consultant in a former life and lives in Boston.

Stephanie King is a past winner the Quarterly West Novella Prize and the Lilith Short Fiction Prize, with stories also appearing in Entropy, Every Day Fiction, and Loch Raven Review. She received her MFA from Bennington and serves on the board of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. You can find her online at or @stephstephking on Twitter.

Michael Kozart hails from in Northern California where he works in a non-profit community health center. His short stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Into the Void, and Every Day Fiction. His published works can be found at

Briar Ripley Page lives and writes in the middle of a field surrounded by oak trees and asphalt. They have had previous flash fiction published in Beestung magazine and Random Sample Review. Find Briar online at

Aimee Parkison is the author of Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman, winner of the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize and a new member of FC2’s Board of Directors. Her recent book of experimental fiction, Girl Zoo, is co-authored with Carol Guess. Parkison’s other books include Woman with Dark HorsesThe Innocent Party, and The Petals of Your Eyes. Parkison is Professor of English at Oklahoma State University, where she teaches Fiction Writing in the MFA and PhD Creative Writing Program.

Rudri Bhatt Patel is a former attorney turned writer and editor. Prior to attending law school, she graduated with an MA in English with an emphasis in creative writing. She is the co-founder and co-editor of the literary journal, The Sunlight Press, and on staff at Literary Mama. Her work has been nominated for Best Small Fictions and has appeared in Milk Candy ReviewPidgeonholes, 101 Words, Literary MamaMothers Always Write, The Washington Post, Civil Eats, Saveur, and elsewhere.  She is currently working on a memoir on grief, the Hindu culture, and how it provides perspective on life’s ordinary graces. She lives in Arizona with her family.

Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections and a book of prose poetry, Cellulose Pajamas, for which she received the Blue Light Book Award. Her work has been widely internationally anthologized, most recently in New Micro (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018), Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton & Co., 2015) and The Best Small Fictions 2018, 2019. She serves as Founding Co-Editor of Best Microfiction 2020 and teaches flash fiction online and in person. Find out more at

Claire Rychlewski is a journalist and writer living in Chicago. She has been published in Heather Press and the Portland Review.

Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University’s MFA fiction program. His stories, “Soon” and “How To Be A Good Episcopalian,” have been nominated for Pushcarts. Yash’s work has been published in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Write City Magazine, and Ariel Chart, among others.

Dale Stromberg grew up not far from Sacramento before moving to Tokyo, where he had a brief music career. Now he lives near Kuala Lumpur and makes his living as an editor and translator. His work has been published here and there.

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