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 writing retreat. She is the proud owner of a BA and an MA from the University of Gloucestershire. Keely has been a co-founding member of a theatre company, and her stories have been produced for the radio and stage. She has been awarded prizes and she was shortlisted for Mslexia’s 2013 Memoir Competition. 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, as part of the Solstice Shorts Festival 2020 with Arachne Press, in 50-Word Stories, and in The Daily Drunk to name a few. She is a Pushcart nominee. 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 cat.
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. 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. 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.
Rhonda Schlumpberger – Editor
Rhonda Schlumpberger writes speculative fiction and contemporary literature, drawing on her chameleon DNA as a warfighter, salesperson, and nonprofit novice. Her work appears in Pulp Modern Flash, Silver Blade Magazine, Bewildering Stories, and other online and print publications, and in various anthologies. She’s a Longform Fiction “Fiction Pick of the Week” and a Faithwriters Editor’s Choice winner. She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She’s a First Reader with Space and Time Magazine. Her flash craft passions are structure and story set-up, and the reader’s experience. She writes under a pen name and lives in SoCal. Incidentally, she likes her coffee with hazelnut sweetener only.
Rhonda is on Twitter @rhondaschlumpb1.
Sophia Huneycutt – Editor
Sophia Huneycutt is a native Floridian working as a freelance copywriter in Berkeley, California. As a fiction editor, her passions are prose style and character interiority. She holds a degree in English literature from Davidson College and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Writing with Distinction from UC Berkeley Extension. Sophia is a two-time alumna of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop summer graduate intensive program and regularly attends workshops at The Writing Salon in Berkeley. Her work, which primarily explores Southern culture’s struggle to redefine itself in the modern era, has been published in Jabberwock Review and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. She currently owns twenty-four potted plants and spends way too much time trying to revive them.
Sophia is on Twitter @sophiahuneycutt.
Susan Jessen – Editor
Susan Jessen enjoys reading, reviewing, and writing fiction of various genres. In addition to her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, where she wrote an urban fantasy novel for her thesis, she’s taken undergraduate writing courses from Northwestern University, Loyola University of Chicago, and the University of Alaska. She has four years of experience of evaluating unsolicited manuscripts for a boutique publisher, which included providing constructive feedback to authors. After taking numerous courses at SavvyAuthors, she acts as a moderator for their writing webinars. Her editing interests include character development and clarity of language. Her short fiction has been published under a pseudonym in magazines such as The Arcanist, Space and Time Magazine, and more, and in several anthologies. Art in all forms is a passion, but she prefers painting with words to adding color to canvas.
Susan is on Twitter @SuzJay11.
Cecilia Kennedy – Proofreader
Cecilia Kennedy is an Ohio Buckeye transplanted in the Greater Seattle area. She earned a doctorate in Spanish literature from The Ohio State University and taught English and Spanish courses in Ohio for over twenty years before moving 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 Maudlin House, Coffin Bell , Open Minds Quarterly, Headstuff, The Writing Disorder, Defenestrationism.net, Headway Quarterly, Whatever Keeps the Lights On Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, Gathering Storm Magazine, Mad Scientist Journal, and Riot Act. The Places We Haunt (Potter’s Grove Publishing) is her first short story collection, which was released June 30, 2020. Additionally, she serves as an adult beverage columnist for The Daily Drunk literary magazine and chronicles her attempts at cooking, crafts, and home repairs on her blog Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks.
Cecilia is on Twitter @ckennedyhola.