The Editors

Seven editors will be taking turns to do a day each during the week of submissions. We're not going to tell you who's on, so in alphabetical order, here are your current and past editors.

The 2019 Team
Susan Howe has been writing fiction for about ten years. Her short stories are scattered between Ether Books, Alfie Dog Fiction, magazines and anthologies. She has won Flash500 twice and 'The Beast Next Door’, now a short feature film by Bugger of a Kid Productions, was screened in New York in 2014. Susan's most recent achievements include stories published in Twisted Tales, Eating My Words, The Edge of Passion, Fifty Flashes of Fiction, The Bookmuse Journal and Fine Linen. She blogs, or bribes other writers to blog, at the long and the short of it.

Ingrid Jendrzejewski started writing flash fiction in 2014 and has since found homes for around 100 of her pieces in places such as Passages North, The Los Angeles Review, Blue Five Notebook, The Conium Review, Jellyfish Review, and Best Small Fictions. She has won fifteen flash fiction competitions, including the Bath Flash Fiction Award and A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize for Flash Fiction. Her short collection, Things I Dream About When I'm Not Sleeping, was a runner-up for BFFA’s first Novella-in-Flash competition. She is currently a flash fiction editor at JMWW and editor-in-chief at FlashBack Fiction.  She is on Twitter @LunchOnTuesday and you can find her online at

Caroline Kelly is mum to two boys and by day is a solicitor, by night - or any other time she can squeeze in! - a writer.  She has had poetry published as part of an anthology, has won the txtlit competition which is run monthly and often takes part in the weekly Friday Prediction, which lets her explore her more gruesome side.  Caroline is currently working on her first novel (a thriller) whilst continuing to write short stories and flash fiction. As part of the day job, she also regularly writes news articles for a website.  Caroline also participates in a monthly book group, reviewing and discussing all types of fiction.

Faber academy alumnus Kiira Rhosair is putting final touches to a YA mythological fantasy for submission. She writes micro-fiction in her spare time with pieces published by @FlashBackFic, Flash Flood Journal, @cafeaphra, @Funny_PearlsUK and was shortlisted by @TSSPublishing (Spring 18). She is on Twitter @kiirawrites.

Cassandra Parkin has a Master’s degree in English Literature from York University and has been writing fiction all her life – mostly as Christmas and birthday presents for friends and family. Her short story collection, New World Fairy Tales, was awarded Salt Publishing’s Scott Prize and has been longlisted for the 2012 Edge Hill Short Story Prize and the 2012 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She has also had short stories published in Beat Magazine, The View From Here and the Ten Journeys anthology from Legend Press. She is married with two children, has so far resisted her clear genetic destiny to become a mad old cat lady and lives in a small but perfectly-formed village in East Yorkshire. Her Twitter handle is @cassandrajaneuk and she blogs at

Diane Simmons is a writer, editor, a co-director of National Flash Fiction Day, and part of the organising team for Flash Fiction Festivals UK. She has been an editor for FlashFlood, a flash fiction judge and for three years was a reader for the Bath Short Story Competition. Her fiction has featured in a variety of anthologies and publications including Mslexia; New Flash Fiction Review; FlashBack Fiction; Micro Madness; and numerous anthologies. In 2009 she won second place in ITV's This Morning National Short Story Competition and since then has been placed in many flash fiction and short story contests, including the HISSAC flash prize; Writers' Forum Short Story Competition; Worcester Literature Festival Flash Competition; and The Frome International Short Story Competition. Her debut collection of flash, Finding a Way was published by Ad Hoc Fiction in earlier this year.

Judi Walsh lives in the UK and writes short fiction and poetry. Her work can be found in Synaesthesia Magazine, Visual Verse, Bath Flash Fiction and other places. Her historical flash ‘Spinning Jenny’ was shortlisted in The Short Story Flash 400, published on Blue Fifth Review’s Broadside, and nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018. She tweets at @judi_walsh.

Charmaine Wilkerson is an American writer living in Italy. Her flash fiction can be found in Best Microfiction 2019, 100 Word Story, Fiction Southeast, FlashBack Fiction, the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2018, Bending Genres, Reflex Fiction and Spelk, among others. Her novella ‘How to Make a Window Snake’ (Ad Hoc Fiction) won the 2017 Bath Novella-in-Flash Award and the 2018 Saboteur Award for Best Novella. She tweets at @charmspen1.

Previous Editors

Shirley Golden writes short fiction. Her work has appeared in print and online. Her most recent publications are in Dream Catcher, issue 26 and on 1000WORDS. She won the Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2013. Her stories can be downloaded to mobile devices from Ether Books, or viewed through her website. Visit for more information, or tweet to her @shirl1001

Susi 'SJI' Holliday has flash fiction and short stories published in various places online and in several anthologies. She won the Global Short Story Competition in 2010 and was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham Prize. She is the author of four crime novels and will soon be releasing a ghostly mystery. More info at: Follow on Twitter at @SJIHolliday

Calum Kerr is the Founder and co-Director of National Flash-Fiction Day, editor of Gumbo Press, Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Southampton and a writer of flash-fiction. He has had stories published in many places: Bugged, Litro, The Pygmy Giant, Flash, Shoestring; had his own programme of them on Radio 4 at Christmas; a pamphlet which from Salt, entitled Braking Distance, a collection from Cinder House, entitled Lost Property, and this year is writing a collection each month. He is, basically, obsessed with flash-fiction and writing in general. More info at

Katharine Kerr has a Master's degree in Creative & Critical writing from the University of Winchester, and is a flash-fiction writer who, from 2012-13 embarked on a project to write a flash-fiction every day for a year. These can still be read at Stories from this collection have appeared in various places, including previous editions of FlashFlood. In 2013 she collaborated on a short collection, Mr & Mrs Flash, with her husband, Calum, which is available on Kindle.

Amy Mackelden is a writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She is co-editor of Feminist Trash TV Blog Clarissa Explains Fuck All, and co-founder of Northern Poetry Print Journal Butcher’s Dog. Her microfiction blog, July 2061, was shortlisted in the Best Writing category at the Blog North Awards 2012 and she won a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North in 2011. Her work has appeared in places like The Journal, Versal, Social Alternatives, NANO Fiction, Fractured West and anthologies from Leaf Books and Cinnamon Press.

Nettie Thomson is a writer, photographer and poodle wrangler. She has had short fiction published in a variety of magazines, won a crime writing competition and was longlisted in the 2011 Words With Jam First Page competition. Nettie won 3rd prize in the 2012 FlashBang competition. She is working on a children's book about a Glaswegian pirate and a black comedy about a troubled maths teacher with 'visions'.

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