Janice Leagra is an American writer and mixed media artist who holds a BA in English from Rutgers University. Her writing and art have featured in a variety of literary magazines including Spelk, Ellipsis Zine, and Bending Genres. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction and was a Best of the Net nominee in 2018 and 2020. She is Visual Editor for SplonkFlash e-zine.
Janice is currently a freelancer who previously worked in the fields of information technology, human resources, health care communications, and education. She most enjoys writing flash fiction, but is also interested in short stories and creative nonfiction. She is a voracious reader of multiple genres, but is especially drawn to dark stories that examine the complexities of human relationships and to wry, witty writing that can make her laugh out loud.
Find her on Twitter: @janiceleagra, IG: @janiceleagra, or on Facebook: @JaniceLeagraWriterArtist.
Cheryl Pappas is an American writer from Boston. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in The Chattahoochee Review, Jellyfish Review, Hobart, SmokeLong Quarterly, and more. Her website is cherylpappas.net and you can find her on Twitter at @fabulistpappas.
Tim Craig lives in London, UK. In 2018 he won the Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction and has also placed third — and been commended — in the Bath Flash Fiction Award. His short fiction has appeared in the Best Microfiction Anthology 2019, the New Flash Fiction Review and the BIFFY50.
Tara Isabel Zambrano works as a semiconductor chip designer. Her work has been published in Tin House Online, The Southampton Review, Slice, Triquarterly, Yemassee, Passages North and others. Her full-length flash collection, Death, Desire And Other Destinations, is upcoming in September 2020 with OKAY Donkey Mag/Press. She lives in Texas.
Jason Jackson’s prize-winning fiction appears regularly in print and online. Recently his work has featured in Fractured Lit, Craft Literary and the charity anthology You Are Not Alone. Jason’s story “Mess of Love” was awarded 3rd place in the 2020 Retreat West Short Story Competition and his flash “In my dream I see my son” is featured in Best Microfictions 2020. Jason is also a photographer, and his prose/photography piece “The Unit” is published by A3 Press. Follow Jason on Twitter @jj_fiction.
Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar is an Indian American. She was born in a middle-class family in India and is indebted to her parents for educating her beyond their means. She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee; her work has been published in Fictive Dream, Spelk Fiction, PidgeonHoles, MoonPark Review, and other journals. Her website is saraspunyfingers.com and she can be reached on Twitter @PunyFingers.
Neil Clark writes tiny fiction from his tiny flat in Edinburgh, Scotland. His stories have been published widely in print and online in journals such as Okay Donkey, CHEAP POP and XRAY. His work has won first place in The Molotov Cocktail flash fiction competition, and has been nominated for Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net and the BIFFY 50.
In October 2020, Back Patio Press will release Neil’s debut collection of cosmic shorts, TIME.WOW.
Edward Bassett is a teacher and writer in Birmingham, Alabama. He’s gotten lost in a Vermont blizzard and enjoyed boiled sheep lung in Iraq. He craves writing that intensifies his experience of the rampant stupidities of this stupid world and makes him love its loveliness more and more faithfully. He thinks the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai is right: “Words must be our shade / In this burning country.” His writing has appeared in the New York Times and elsewhere. He’s writing a crime novel set in New Orleans and is disappointed he’s not right now eating pho at Lilly’s Cafe down there on Magazine Street.