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.
He Knocked so Softly
Alison is a short story writer, cat mother, insomniac, worrier. She has been previously published in random places.
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.
Amy is an English major currently attending East Carolina University, in her senior year. This is her first attempt at writing flash fiction.
Ending and Beginning
Damyanti is a freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction, she has been published in the UK, USA, India, Singapore and Malaysia.
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.
To the Point
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.
Burp of God
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.
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.
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.
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
Margery Breaks Free
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The More Things Change
Helen is a writer, researcher and counsellor living and working in London. Her thing is bangles rather than brooches.
|Isobel lives on South Tyneside. She does casual work in libraries and has had stories on SpaceSquid, Devilfish Review, The Drabble, and Blink-Ink.|
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.
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.
The Neon Exit
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.
Green Room Yellow Room
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blue Whale Hits Town
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.
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.
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.
Fishing for Keys
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.
In the Caldera
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.
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.
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.
Three Hundred Words
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.
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.
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.
Moira's first career was as a film editor, creating factual and fiction stories. She is now working on a novel.
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.
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.
Water Sweet as Death
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.
Nicola now claims Madrid as her home and her first novel was published in 2014. She also writes study materials for the EFL market.
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.
My Aunt Edna
Pauline is a regular contributor to The Casket of Fictional Delights and her work has been featured on the Short Fiction Break. She loves the challenge of short story contests and has been a finalist in the NYCMidnight and Writer Unboxed Flash Fiction Competitions. She lives in Queensland, Australia with her family and pets and, when not writing, she practices speaking to chickens, so she can ask her free-range hens where they lay their eggs.
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.
Summer in the City
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.
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.
Richard likes writing short stories and it stops him staring at other passengers on the train.
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.
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.
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.
Her, Next Door
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.
Camels and Canapes
Stephanie’s writing has appeared in The Snow Island Review. She is also an editorial assistant for Explorations in Renaissance Culture.
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.
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.
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.