Keely Gardiner – Managing Editor
Managing Editor Keely Gardiner is a fiction writer. She lives in Stroud, a sleepy Cotswolds town in the UK, with her husband. Her love of writing became real when she received a bursary to attend an Arvon Foundation retreat. She is the proud owner of a BA and an MA from the University of Gloucestershire. She has been awarded prizes. She was shortlisted for Mslexia’s 2013 Memoir Competition and the 19th Bath Flash Fiction Award in 2021. In 2022, she won Retreat West’s Monthly Micro contest.
Before becoming managing editor at Flash Fiction Magazine, Keely was an editor at 101Words. She has attended many workshops and hosted a few too. Alongside editing, she teaches children creative writing. Her stories appear under her pen/maiden name, O’Shaughnessy, in Flash Fiction Magazine, in Ellipsis Zine, Reflex Fiction, Emerge Literary Journal, and in (mac)ro(mic) to name a few. She is a Pushcart and Best Small Fictions nominee and her fiction has been selected for the Wigleaf Top 50. Her debut collection, Baby is a Thing Best Whispered, is published by Alien Buddha Press. She champions flash because it requires clarity, constant forward momentum, and exact word choice. When not writing or editing, she spends time discussing the joys of David Bowie with her cats. You can visit her author website, keelyoshaughnessy.com, to discover more.
Keely is on Twitter @KeelyO_writer.
Genevieve Allen – Editor
Genevieve Allen is from Cornwall in the UK. She enjoys both contemporary and historical literature, and the reimagining of myth and folk stories as well as pieces with an LGBTQ+ focus. She studied creative writing at the University of Gloucestershire and has had her work published in the anthology Smoke, as well as adapted for the stage at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. She is particularly interested in playwriting and likes pieces that are relevant and resonate with audiences. Her fiction work has most recently appeared in Toasted Cheese Literary Journal and Flashback Fiction. She firmly believes a good book is best enjoyed with a cup of tea, and as such, her mug collection is getting rapidly out of control.
Genevieve is on Twitter @GenAllen52.
Cecilia Kennedy – Proofreader
Cecilia Kennedy is an Ohio Buckeye transplanted in the Greater Seattle area. She’s a copywriter, writer, and editor, who once taught English and Spanish courses in Ohio for twenty years. She earned a doctorate in Spanish literature from The Ohio State University, and in 2016, she moved to Washington state with her husband, teenage son, and a very demanding cat. Since 2017, she has been writing and publishing short stories in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies online and in print. Her stories have appeared in Tiny Molecules, Rejection Letters, Maudlin House, Coffin Bell, Open Minds Quarterly, Headway Quarterly, Flash Fiction Magazine, Kandisha Press, Ghost Orchid Press, and more. The Places We Haunt (Potter’s Grove Publishing) is her first short story collection, which was released in 2020. Additionally, she contributes adult beverages columns for The Daily Drunk literary magazine, serves as a concept editor for Running Wild Press, and writes a humor blog (Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks). Her author website is ckennedyhola.wixsite.com.
Cecilia is on Twitter @ckennedyhola.
Sean Cunningham – Editor
Sean Cunningham is an editor and writer of flash and poetry, from Liverpool. He has a BA in English Literature from Liverpool Hope University and an MA (with Distinction) in Creative Writing from the University of Kent. He enjoys elements of irrealism, metafiction, and humor in literature, as well as in his own writing. His stories have appeared, or are forthcoming, in over twenty publications, including Rejection Letters, Into the Void, Fugue, Splonk, The Indiana Review Online, and Bending Genres. Sean’s favorite piece of writing advice comes from an Emily Dickinson poem: “Tell all the truth but tell it slant—.” Outside of writing, he likes watching most sports (except rugby), analyzing sports statistics, collaging, cooking, and getting distracted from whatever it is he was meant to be doing.
Sean is on Twitter @sssseanjc.
Caetlin Witbrod – Editor
Caetlin Witbrod is a writer and editor from St. Louis, Missouri. Her favorite genres are literary fiction and thriller. Caetlin’s own literary fiction has been published in America’s Emerging Writers, Missouri’s Emerging Writers, Southwinds Literary and Arts Magazine, and online at Every Day Fiction. She earned her B.A. in English from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and in 2014, Caetlin started Words by Witbrod, a freelance editing business that has given her the opportunity to meet clients from all over the world and edit an extensive portfolio of print and online media.
Caetlin is on Twitter @WordsbyWitbrod.
Hannah Yang – Editor/Social Media
Hannah Yang is a speculative fiction writer who loves all things strange and surreal. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Analog Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, The Dark Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, and other marvelous publications. She has a BA from Yale University and lives in Colorado. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her rock climbing, painting watercolors, or playing her ukulele. Follow her work on hannahyang.com.
Hannah is on Twitter @hannahxyang.
Ellie Jacobson – Editor
Ellie Jacobson lives in Minnesota with her husband, two teenage sons, and Mr. Percy, the cat. She majored in English at St. Catherine University and served as an assistant news editor for the college newspaper. After two years in college, she made the biggest mistake of her life by dropping out. After twenty years, she returned to school, graduating with a BS in technical communication. Now, as an MFA Creative Writing graduate student, she is writing a suspense novel. She is a fiction reader for Uncharted Magazine. Her words can be found at Medium, Coffee House Writers, and The Drabble.
Ellie is on Twitter @ellietjacobson.
Shanna Yetman – Editor
Shanna Yetman is an environmental writer and Latina living in Chicago. She enjoys character-driven fiction with a social-justice edge. Her writing has centered around motherhood, and now, the climate crisis and how we can reimagine our planet’s future. Shanna has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Maryland and a BA in English Literature from Wellesley College. She’s an alumna of the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference and has taught at UIC’s Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE). Her fiction has appeared in MoonPark Review, the Daily Drunk, Reflex Fiction, New Millennium Writings, Jellyfish Review, Connotation Press, and the Writing Disorder, among other publications. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing around her two kids and making sure they see as much of the natural world as they can before they beg her for screen time. Feel free to visit her website writershannayetman.weebly.com.
Shanna is on Twitter @YetmanShanna.