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, in Ellipsis Zine, Reflex Fiction, Emerge Literary Journal, 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. 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. 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.
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 – Editor / 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.
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 humour 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 favourite piece of writing advice comes from an Emily Dickinson poem: “Tell all the truth but tell it slant—”. Outside of writing, he enjoys watching most sports (except Rugby), analysing sports statistics, collaging, cooking, and getting distracted from whatever it is he was meant to be doing.
Sean is on Twitter @sssseanjc.
Allison Renner – Editor
Allison Renner is a writer, librarian, and photographer living in Memphis, Tennessee. As well as working as a Priority Editor for Flash Fiction Magazine, she can be found working behind the scenes as the Publicity & Reviews Manager for Split/Lip Press. Her fiction has appeared in Six Sentences, and Bastards and Whores was shortlisted by Fractured Lit, and is forthcoming in The Daily Drunk. Her informational book, Library Volunteers: A Practical Guide for Librarians, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2019.
Allison is on Twitter @allisonrwrites.
Hannah Yang – 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, Daily Science Fiction, The Dark Magazine, Nightmare 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 painting watercolors, playing her ukulele, or hiking in the Rockies. Follow her work on hannahyang.com.
Hannah is on Twitter @hannahxyang.
Austin Ross – Editor
Austin Ross’s fiction, journalism, and essays have been published in various magazines, journals, newspapers, and anthologies, including Hobart, HAD, Necessary Fiction, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Lost Balloon, Still: The Journal, and elsewhere. He graduated from Ohio University with a degree in creative writing and is an alumnus of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. In addition to his work as an editor with Flash Fiction Magazine, he is a fiction and CNF reader for CRAFT Literary. He has lived all over the US and in Central Asia, but currently lives just outside of Washington, DC with his wife and family where he works as a production editor. He loves to play music (mainly guitar) and cook. He has recently finished a novel and is currently drafting another. You can visit austinrossauthor.com for more.
Austin is on Twitter @AustinTRoss.