Aaron Vlek

Aaron has been writing since age ten. A career in children’s book publishing kept her out of trouble from 9-5 while she has worked on numerous historic home restoration projects. Aaron currently resides with a  very opinionated Cornish Rex cat who insists upon channeling the airs of Maggie Smith.

Stories:
He Knocked so Softly

Alison Wassell

Alison is a short story writer, cat mother, insomniac, worrier. She has been previously published in random places.

Stories:
Jumper

Alyson Faye

Alyson is an ex teacher, from Norwich via Birmingham now living in West Yorkshire, with a son and 3 cats. She writes in her spare time when she's not singing or swimming.

Stories:
The Pool Man, Doll Man, Chestnuts for my Sweet

Amy Smith

Amy is an English major currently attending East Carolina University, in her senior year. This is her first attempt at writing flash fiction.

Stories:
Ending and Beginning

Annie Dawid

Annie’s first novel ‘York Ferry’ won the 2016 Rubery Award in Fiction.  Her other books are ‘Lily in the Desert: Stories’ and ‘Darkness was under his feet: stories of a family’, a winner of the Litchfield Review Award in Short Fiction.  Her story, ‘Sex and the Piano’, won the Knuthouse Award in Music in 2016.

Stories:
Not Exactly in Hiding 1944: Bucharest

Damyanti Ghosh

Damyanti is a freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction, she has been published in the UK, USA, India, Singapore and Malaysia.

Stories:
An Old Man’s Teeth

David J Delaney

David is a nurse originally from Ireland and now lives in Sydney, Australia. He has published short stories across several genres, his inspiration comes from everyday experiences through to the words he reads.

Stories:
To the Point

David Malone

avid Malone has a postgraduate degree from Liverpool. His previous short stories have appeared in The Momaya Annual Review, Crannog Literary Magazine, Liars' League, and Milk Money Magazine. His short story Hearing Aid was placed third in Bridport 2014.

Stories:
Burp of God

David McVey

David teaches Communication at New College Lanarkshire. He has published over 100 short stories. He enjoys hillwalking, visiting historic sites, reading, watching telly and supporting his local football team, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy FC.

Stories:
Digging a Hole for Douglas, The Highland Line

David Turnbull

David is a member of Clockhouse London Writers and the author of the children's fantasy novel 'The Tale of Euan Redcap'. His short fiction had appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, as well as being performed live at events such as Liar’s League and Solstice shorts.

Stories:
Lost Boys

David Webb

David has had various bits and pieces published, most recently by Sein und Werden magazine, Hic Dragones, The Pre-Raphaelite Society Review and Kind of a Hurricane Press.  One of his stories was shortlisted in the Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition 2016.  He enjoys writing ghost stories, dislikes writing short biographies and is sure things will be very different when he's in charge.

Stories:
Visiting Time

Dawn Reeves

Dawn writes, tap dances, cycles and makes change happen. She’s motivated by social justice, believes in public service, is fascinated by power and anything weird and wonderful under the surface. Her first novel 'Hard Change' - a political thriller, was published in 2013.

Stories:
Three Portraits & Three Tales, Trust’s Lodger

Deirdre Maher

Deirdre was a finalist in the Chawton House Jane Austen Short Story Award competition, her story appears in their 2015 anthology. She won the ABCtales online prose competition in February 2012 under the pen name Judy Gee. Deirdre lives in London and is happiest when immersed in a writing project.http://deirdre-amonkeyonhisback.blogspot.com

Stories:
Margery Breaks Free

Douglas Bruton

Douglas describes his writing as throwing words together, sometimes they make sense and sometimes they even make stories. He has won The Neil Gunn Memorial prize 2015 and the William Soutar Prize in 2014. He has been published by Aesthetica, Fiction Attic Press and Brittle Star Magazine, as well as in Flash Magazine, The Irish Literary Review and Northwords Now.

Stories:
Mam and She Worries

Ellen Davies

Ellen lives in the Rhondda, South Wales. She has a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University and is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing. Primarily a poet, her debut pamphlet Accent was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2015.

Stories:
Time Lies

F. Charles Murdock

Franklin has appeared in Yellow Mama, Heavy Hands Ink, Three Line Poetry, WEIRDYEAR, Phantom Kangaroo, Thirteen Myna Birds, PrimalZine, and various other publications. Recently, he’s been coauthoring the serial epic BEARD THE IMMORTAL.

Stories:
Come Along

Fanni Suto

Fanni is a writer in her mid-twenties. She writes in Hungarian and English; poems, flash fiction and countless unfinished novels. She tries to find the magical in the everyday and likes to spy on the secret life of cities and their inhabitants.

Stories:
Fires of Autumn, The Girl with Pearls in her Eyes, Rain of Thought, Summer’s End, Darkest before Dawn

Felicity Stephen

Felicity is a mature student who is experimenting with a variety of writing forms, she loves poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, plays, screenplays ... and wants to write them all!

Stories:
I Remember

Fiona J. Mackintosh

Fiona is a British born writer who has lived in the US for over 25 years. Her stories have been appeared in, among others, The Washington Review, Harpers & Queen UK, Metropolitain and District Lines II and she has been longlisted for Plymouth University’s 2015 Short Fiction Prize.

Stories:
The More Things Change

Helen Barnes

Helen is a writer, researcher and counsellor living and working in London. Her thing is bangles rather than brooches.

Stories:
Every Day

Isobel Horsburgh

Isobel lives on South Tyneside. She does casual work in libraries and has had stories on SpaceSquid, Devilfish Review, The Drabble, and Blink-Ink.

Stories:
What the Cat Dragged In, Housework

James Stark

James lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Since retirement from teaching, he is able to spend more time with his characters as they work their way through their conflicts.

Stories:
Escape

Janine Bullman

Janine is the writer and editor of Punk Fiction, a book of short stories inspired by punk. She has written for various music magazines including Mojo, Loud & Quiet and Record Collector and has published numerous short stories with a variety of literary magazines.

Stories:
The Neon Exit

Jay Merill

Jay is the author of two short story collections published by Salt. Her story ‘As Birds Fly’ won the Salt Short Story prize and is included in the ‘Salt Anthology of New Writing, 2013’. She is Writer in Residence at Women in Publishing.

Stories:
Green Room Yellow Room

Jenna Clake

Jenna is studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. Primarily a poet, her work has been published by Ink, Sweat & Tears, BareFiction, The Cadaverine, Two Words For and Miso Magazine.

Stories:
Catgut

Jenny Adamthwaite

Jenny lives in East London. She has had short fiction published by Cinnamon Press, Stand Magazine, and in the National Flash Fiction Day anthology, ‘Scraps’. She is currently working on a novel.

Stories:
The Sentence

Joanna Sterling

Joanna writes short stories and flash fiction, has had her work published in a number of magazines and anthologies. She lives in London with her ever growing collection of Brooches.

Stories:
Paper Cuts, Lady Elfleda, Home Time, Left Behind, Dolores, Ladies’ Day, The Key, Christmas Letters, Miss Ellie-Louise at the Diner, Three Portraits & Three Tales, Time Line, Toothpaste Tubes, Gardeners’ Delight, The Daily Commute, The Female of the Species – Part 3, The Last Straw, The Female of the Species – Part 2, The Female of the Species – Part 1, Lipstick in his Handbag, Big Fish Little Fish, The Blue Box, He took his Zimmer frame for a walk, Friday, THE Carol Service, Collateral Damage, Face2Face, The White Bathroom, Blue for a Boy Pink for a Girl, Ministering, A Twitcher’s Lament, Museum Piece, Colours That Suit, Charles Marmaduke, My Father’s Head, The Thief

John Petherbridge

John was born in Birmingham. He studied film making at the London School of Film Technique. On leaving he turned his hand to writing for the stage and the radio where his work has been produced. He also wrote and published short stories. John taught creative writing at universities, schools, prisons, day centres. He taught a novel and short story course at the City Lit in London and a more general course at CRISIS’s day centre in Spitalfields, London. John died in 2014.

Stories:
Unreliable

Josie Turner

Josie lives in Hertfordshire and works in London. She has had fiction and poetry published in The North, Magma, The Frogmore Papers and Mslexia. In 2013 she was placed third in Mslexia's annual short story competition and first in the Welsh Poetry competition.

Stories:
A Disappearance, Clinging On

Kate Lewington

Katie is currently studying at college. She spends the rest of her time searching for a job although she is often distracted by the blank page and all of the ideas in her head clamouring to get out. She lives in Hertfordshire. This is her first published piece.

Stories:
Smoke Screen

Katy Wimhurst

Katy studied social anthropology, then did a PhD on Mexican Surrealism. She’s worked in publishing and had fiction published in ezines and magazines, including Bust Down the Doors and Eat All the Chickens, Theguardian.com, Café Irreal, GlassFire, Serendipity and DogVersusSandwich. She won the Tate Modern short story competition.

Stories:
Bubble

Krishan Coupland

Krishan is on the Creative Writing PhD programme at the University of East Anglia. His writing has appeared in Ambit, Aesthetica, Litro and Fractured West. He won the Manchester Fiction Prize in 2011, and in his spare time he runs and edits a literary magazine.

Stories:
Blue Whale Hits Town

Lauren Bell

Lauren lives in Birmingham, loves rainbows and is often drunk on inspiration. Her work has been published by Word Bohemia, Synaesthesia Magazine, Bare Fiction, Inkapture, Visual Verse, Short Story Sunday and Storgy Magazine where she is a contributing writer.

Stories:
Life Line, Minnie, Current Girl

Leonie Milliner

Leonie lives in Islington, London and writes short stories and flash fiction. She is half way through writing her first novel, 'Turncoats Daughter,' an historical tale set in Italy in 1755 and London in 1764. This is Leonie's first collection of short stories exploring the female and death.

Stories:
The Registrar’s Daughter (3/3), Manufactory of Smells (2/3), Statue (1/3)

Liam Hogan

Liam was abandoned in a library at the tender age of 3, only to emerge blinking into the sunlight many years later, with a head full of words and an aversion to loud noises. He lives in London and dreams in Dewey Decimals.

Stories:
Fishing for Keys

Louise Peskett

Louise works in a museum and does women's history guided walks. Her stories have been published in anthologies by Tonto, Black Lace, Sentinel and Unbound and historical articles published in French Literary Review, Herstoria and Jane Austen's Regency World. She has had a play performed at Crawley's Hawth Theatre.

Stories:
In the Caldera

Lucy Durneen

Lucy is a writer, photographer and lecturer, currently based at Plymouth University.  Her stories and poetry have appeared in The Manchester Review, Short Fiction and Poetry Ireland Review.  She has just published her first solo collection of short stories ‘Wild Gestures’ published by MidnightSun available to buy from her website.

Stories:
Wild Gestures

Maeve Zahra

Maeve lives in London and as well as writing flash fiction writes poetry and is working on a novel taking her varied and interesting life as inspiration.

Stories:
Sanctuary

Margaret Evans

Margaret is an ex-Research Chemist turned Science Teacher, who has morphed into writer and artist. She loves baking, despite, or maybe because of the challenge of food allergies. She also loves playing hockey, tennis, the piano, her family and friends – but not necessarily in that order.

Stories:
Three Hundred Words

Marion Moffatt

Marion is currently working on a novel set in Feltham Young Offenders Institution. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Surrey.

Stories:
Transience

Michelle Mullen

Michelle has a degree in Creative Writing/Journalism. She has written for The Guardian and the Kingston Writing School’s ‘Ripple’. She has submitted her first novel and is working on her second.

Stories:
See

Mick Fitzgerald

Mick was born, raised and lived in Dublin. He was active in many areas. His short stories and poetry were published in magazines and various collections. His story ‘The Fiddle Lesson’ was nominated for the prestigious Hennessey Award. He also released four solo CDs of his own songs. Mick died in 2016.

Stories:
Old Money, The Twentieth

Moira Knowles

Moira's first career was as a film editor, creating factual and fiction stories. She is now working on a novel.

Stories:
The Pear

Morgan Downie

Morgan is a short story and poetry writer, an island man, he finds mainland roads no less circular. He is a friend of the neighbourhood cats and likes to smile at strangers.

Stories:
Hoping

Morgan Parks

Morgan has a PhD in geophysics, fourteen years of experience in the software industry, three grown up children, a home in darkest Surrey; this is her first published piece of fiction.

Stories:
Water Sweet as Death

MP Kenny

MP Kenny has lived in Dublin all her life. She works with children with special needs in a primary school. Her short stories and flash fiction have appeared in journals in Ireland, the UK and Mexico. She was longlisted for the WoW award 2016. She is currently in the throes of editing her second novel.

Stories:
Bitterness, Unbreakable Bonds, Alone, naturally

Neema Shah

Neema is currently writing her first novel. She won The Literary Consultancy Pen Factor Live 2017 and was runner up in the Best Opening Chapter competition at the York Festival of Writing 2017. She lives in London and works in marketing.

Stories:
Kala Pani

Nicola Prentis

Nicola now claims Madrid as her home and her first novel was published in 2014. She also writes study materials for the EFL market.

Stories:
Reclaiming Istanbul

Parineeta Singh

Parineeta is a writer and a poet who was encouraged to put words on paper by her mother. She has previously been published in the Vintage Script Magazine and the International Journal of Arts and Sciences. She enjoys travelling and blackcurrant ice cream.

Stories:
My Aunt Edna

Pauline Yates

Pauline, always the daydreamer has a habit of turning conversations into diabolical plots. Her success in writing flash fiction has led to publication with Abyss and Amex, and Everyday Fiction, with longer pieces appearing in Metaphorosis and Short Fiction Break. She broadened her writing scope with an opportunity to step into the digital interactive media arena with a choose-your-own-adventure style story creative produced by StoryCity.com.au. She was also selected to collaborate with a team of writers for a science fiction short story anthology for Metaphorosis Magazine. She lives with her husband and family at Ocean View, Australia.

Stories:
The Sweetest Thing, Toil and Trouble

Rachel Stevenson

Rachel grew up in Doncaster and now lives in London. She has contributed to Pygmy Giant, Streetcake magazine, A Cuppa And An Armchair book, The Guardian travel section, the Utopia Arts Festival, Are You Sitting Comfortably podcast, the Tate Modern website and the forthcoming book, Night Bus To Camden.

Stories:
Summer in the City

Rebecca Balfourth

Rebecca is a Mental Health Support Worker living, writing and enjoying life in London. She hopes to begin a PhD in Creative Writing. When not working or writing she loves to run, a lot.

Stories:
Easy Habits

Rebecca Peyton

Rebecca is an actor and writer. She has performed her first play, Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister, over 100 times touring the UK, Switzerland and South Africa. She is currently working on two new shows with collaborator Martin M Bartelt. She is published by Oberon Books.

Stories:
The Glimpse

Richard Lakin

Richard likes writing short stories and it stops him staring at other passengers on the train.

Stories:
Last Breakfast

Ross Burton

Ross lives in Stirling, Scotland with his wife, three children (two boomerangs) and a cat. He loves to discover and write stories about people mostly. He writes for pleasure but would love to be discovered and feted as a new Alexander McCall Smith.

Stories:
Helicopter, A Christmas Tale

Ruth Holgate

Ruth is a former children’s rights advocate who lives in Wales. Ruth is working on her first novel about the ‘surplus women’ of the 1930s which is loosely based on the lives of her great aunts. She has recently contributed to the anthology ‘Behind Many Doors’ Accent Press.

Stories:
The Garden

Shauna Mackay

Shauna lives in Northumberland and her fiction is published at animalliterarymagazine.com, Tallow Eider Quarterly and The Cossack Review. She is the short story category winner of the Hysteria competition 2015.

Stories:
Her, Next Door

Stephanie Brann

Stephanie is a Londoner. She was almost born on the roof garden of a West End Department Store, luckily her mother got to St Mary Abbots Hospital just in time. Now she lives in Hackney and is working on her first novel.

Stories:
Camels and Canapes

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie’s writing has appeared in The Snow Island Review. She is also an editorial assistant for Explorations in Renaissance Culture.

Stories:
Sleep Evasion

Tina Pisco

Tina has been a writer for over 25 years. She has written two novels ‘Only a Paper Moon’ and ‘Catch the Magpie’ and two volumes of poetry and a collection of newspaper columns. She is working on her first short story collection, to be published by Fish in 2016.

Stories:
Mastic Lady

Vivien Jones

Vivien writes short stories, poetry and theatre pieces, many of which have been published or performed. She is one of three editors of 'Southlight' literary magazine for the south of Scotland and beyond. When not writing she is a performing early musician on viols and recorders and other wind instruments.

Stories:
Getting Ready

Warwick Newnham

Warwick has been published in ‘Nocturnal Submissions’, ‘Overland’ , ‘The Lifted Brow’, ‘Meanjin’, ‘Full of Crow’, ‘Gapped Tooth Madness’,‘Going Down Swinging’, ‘Elohi Gadugi’ ‘Street Cake’,‘Gone Lawn’ and on ‘Horror Sleaze Trash’ . He lives in Brisbane, Australia with his partner and 2 blue-heelers.

Stories:
Aunty Mary’s

Zoe Meager

Zoë is from Christchurch, New Zealand. Her short stories have been published at home and abroad. She was nominated for Best Small Fictions in 2017, and published in To Carry Her Home: Bath Flash Fiction Volume One 2017.

Stories:
The Replacement