Flash Fiction Podcast Contributors

FFP Contributors

Season 2

Edward Ashton’s (website) short fiction has appeared in venues ranging from Escape Pod and Fireside Magazine to Louisiana Literature. His first novel, Three Days in April, was released by HarperCollins in September, 2015. His second is due out in June of this year.

Antoine Bargel (website) is a 30-something, somewhat nomadic writer and translator of poetry and fiction.

Erik Bosse is a filmmaker and theatre artist in San Antonio, and most of his recent writing has been for stage and screen. Erik worked with Jump-Start Performance Co. in 2014 and 2015 to stage two of his longer works, Tales of Lost Southtown and Serpientes y Escaleras.

Mary J. Breen has written two books about women’s health. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in national newspapers, essay collections, travel magazines, health journals, and literary magazines including Brick, The Christian Science Monitor, Ars Medica, Boston Literary Magazine, and The New Quarterly. She was a regular contributor to The Toast. She lives in Peterborough Ontario Canada where, among other things, she teaches memoir writing.

JD Byrne (website) is the author of (mostly) fantasy and (sometimes) science fiction, including The Water Road trilogy and Moore Hollow. When not writing he practices law and makes strange electronic noises. He lives in West Virginia with his wife and one-eyed dog.

D. A. D’Amico (blog) is a playful soul trapped in the body of a grumpy old man. In early years, this presented a problem, but David has grown into the role quite nicely. He’s had nearly three dozen works published in the last few years in venues such as Daily Science Fiction, Crossed Genres, and Shock Totem… among others.

Born and raised in London, Maria Castro Dominguez (website) is the author of A Face in the Crowd which is her 2016 erbacce-press prize winning collection. Her poems have appeared in Blaze Vox, The Argotist, Bareknuckle Poet, Apogee, StepAway, Of/with, London Grip. She has flash fiction published in Out of the Gutter and Friday Flash Fiction.

J.G. Formato is a writer and teacher from North Florida. Her short fiction can be found in Persistent Visions, Bracken, Luna Station Quarterly, The Colored Lens, and elsewhere.

Lori Hahnel is the author of two novels, Love Minus Zero and After You’ve Gone, and a story collection, Nothing Sacred, which shortlisted for an Alberta Literary Award. Her work has appeared in over forty publications in North America, Australia  and the U.K. Lori’s credits include CBC Radio, The Fiddlehead, Joyland and The Saturday Evening Post.

Michael Haynes (website) lives in Central Ohio. An ardent short story reader and writer, Michael has had stories appear in venues such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Nature.

Russell Hemmell (website) is a statistician and social scientist from the U.K, passionate about astrophysics and speculative fiction. Stories in Not One of Us, PerihelionSF, Strangelet, and elsewhere..

Andrew Johnston is a former ESL teacher currently eking out an existence in the emerging Kansas wine business.

Luann Lewis is a legal writer who was a published writer of adult fiction (under an assumed name) in the 1990s before a life event caused an abrupt change of course. She is now pursuing a Creative Writing certificate online at Writer’s Village University and dabbles in Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry and Flash Non-Fiction.  Her work has been featured in Flash Fiction and 101 Words online magazines and she also has a piece currently pending publication in Round Up Zine.

Brian K. Lowe (website) spends most of his time stealing stories from other eras so he can come back and sell them in this one. In addition to his short fiction, he is the author of the action-packed Stolen Future trilogy, available on Amazon.

When not scouring the Gobi for death worms or munching on tarantulas in Siem Reap, Karl Lykken writes both fiction and software in Texas. His short fiction has appeared in Mystery Weekly, Theme of Absence, and Deadman’s Tome.

L.L. Madrid (website) lives in Tucson and has an affinity for desert creatures and other feral things. L.L. is the recipient of the 2017 Luminaire Award for best prose. When she’s not writing, she edits a peculiar journal called Speculative 66.

Scott Merrow has been writing short fiction for ten years. He’s had several stories published recently, both online and in print, with a few more forthcoming soon. Publications include Mystery Weekly Magazine, The Literary Hatchet, and Fabula Argentea, among others. He and his wife Paula Merrow also co-write short screenplays.  To date, ten of them have been produced.  Scott and Paula live in Colorado.

Catherine Moore (twitter) is the author of the forthcoming “Ulla! Ulla!” (Main Street Rag Publications). Her work appears in Tahoma Literary Review, Mid-American Review and in various anthologies. She’s been awarded a Walker Percy and a Hambidge fellowship, her honors also include the Southeast Review’s Gearhart Poetry Prize, a Nashville MetroArts grant, inclusion in the juried “Best Small Fictions of 2015” and Pushcart nominations. Catherine holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and she teaches at a community college.

Justin W. Price (facebook) is a short story, biographer, journalist and humorist. His poetry collection, Digging to China, was released in 2013 by Sweatshoppe Publications. His work is featured in Best New Writing (2014 edition), the Rusty Nail, eFiction, Burningword, The Whistling Fire, Literary Juice, The Crisis Chronicles, The Hellroaring Review and The Bellwether Review. He is a Gover Prize nominee (2013) and lives in Juneau, Alaska.

Tamoha Sengupta (website | twitter) lives in India. Her fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry and elsewhere.

Peter J. Stavros (website) earned a BA in English from Duke University, and studied creative writing on a graduate level at Emerson College and Harvard University. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, Fiction Southeast, Juked, and Literary Orphans, among others, and featured on the podcast Second Hand Stories. Peter lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife.

Caroline Tiuseco is a 21-year-old economics graduate based in Manila who decided to pursue her childhood dream of writing after all.

Author, teacher, historian, veteran. J.M. Williams (blog) is a Fantasy and Sci-Fi author who writes stories centered on interesting characters. He has been writing since childhood, studying the short story form in college. He has been accepted for publication in over a dozen indie and online publications, including Flash Fiction Magazine, Bards and Sages, and New Realm. He was also the winner of the Fiction Vortex StoryVerse Contest for Winter 2017. He currently lives in Korea with his wife and 10 cats—teaching, writing, and blogging.


Season 1

Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after forty eight years they are both out of warranty. Ed has had over a hundred stories and poems published so far, and two books.

Jacob Buckenmeyer is a writer and educator in Washington state. He holds degrees in journalism and creative writing. His MFA is from Seattle Pacific University. His fiction has been published by The Satirist, Icarus Down Review, Through the Gap, and Vine Leaves Literary Journal.

Bob Carlton (publications) lives and works in Leander, TX.

Michael Chin (website) was born and raised in Utica, New York and is an alum of Oregon State’s MFA Program. He won Bayou Magazine’s Knudsen Prize for fiction and has published in journals including The Normal School and Bellevue Literary Review.

Sara Codair (blog) writes because her brain is overcrowded with stories. If she doesn’t get them out, she fears her head will explode. Thankfully, her cranium is intact, and many of the stories that crawled out of it have found good homes. One of them won 2nd place in the Women on Writing Winter 2016 Flash Fiction Contest.

Austin Conner grew up in the East Bay Area of California. He participates in an online flash fiction on an obscure forum where he has honed own writing abilities. He currently studies Biology at UC Merced while also pursuing a Creative Writing minor.

Chella Courington is a writer and teacher. She’s the author of three flash fiction chapbooks and three poetry chapbooks. Her poetry and stories appear in numerous anthologies and journals including Iris, Nano Fiction, and The Collagist. Her recent novella, The Somewhat Sad Tale of the Pitcher and the Crow, is available at Amazon. Reared in the Appalachian South, she now lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

D. A. D’Amico (blog) is a playful soul trapped in the body of a grumpy old man. In early years, this presented a problem, but David has grown into the role quite nicely. He’s had nearly three dozen works published in the last few years in venues such as Daily Science Fiction, Crossed Genres, and Shock Totem… among others.

Frederick K. Foote, Jr. (publications)  was born in Sacramento, California and educated in Vienna, Virginia, and northern California. He started writing short stories and poetry in 2013. He has published over eighty stories and poems including literary, science fiction, fables and horror genres. A collection of his short stories, For the Sake of Soul, was published in October 2015 by Blue Nile Press.

Chaitali Gawade (blog) is a freelance writer living in Pune. Her writerly musings are fuelled by tea and coffee. Her work has been published  by Twenty20 Journal,  Daily Love, Postcard Shots, Duckbill Anthology and Vagabondage Press, among others.

Adam Gaylord has had stories published in Penumbra eMag, Dark Futures Magazine, Silver Blade Magazine, and Plasma Frequency Magazine, among others. His gladiatorial fantasy novel Sol of the Coliseum was recently released by Mirror World Publishing.

Jesse Glass has lived and worked in Japan for twenty-five years.  He is the author of: The Passion of Phineas Gage & Selected Poems, Lost Poet, and other books, magazines, and websites.

Rebecca Havens is a happy person. She currently works for a nonprofit, and graduated in 2014 from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Writing. She mostly writes fiction and poetry, but adores everything. She’d love to give you a hug, but would ask you beforehand.

Russell Hemmell (website) is a statistician and social scientist from the U.K, passionate about astrophysics and speculative fiction. Stories in Not One of Us, PerihelionSF, Strangelet, and elsewhere.

C.R. Hodges (blog) writes all manner of speculative fiction, from ghost stories to urban fantasy to science fiction. Sixteen of his short stories have been published in markets such as Cicada and EscapePod, and he is a first place winner of the 2015 Pikes Peak Writers Zebulon Fiction Award. When he is not writing or playing the euphonium, he runs a product design company in Colorado.

Chip Houser‘s stories have appeared in Every Day Fiction, Gemini, Spark, Rosebud, Daily Science Fiction, and elsewhere in print and online. He lives, writes, draws, and architects in Missouri with his family, which includes his spectacularly smart and spicy wife, two snorfulous pitties, and a gloriously cranky Siamese-tabby mix.

Michelle Ann King (blog) writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror from her kitchen table in Essex, England. She’s sold stories to a variety of anthologies and magazines, including Strange Horizons, Interzone, and Black Static, and her first collection Transient Tales is available in ebook and paperback now.

Michael Koenig‘s stories have appeared in recent issues of The MacGuffin, Harpur Palate, Hardboiled, and the Paterson Literary Review. His work has also been anthologized in Awake! A Reader for the Sleepless (Soft Skull Press) and The Shamus Sampler 2, an international detective fiction collection.

Hannah Lackoff’s (website) work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the storySouth Million Writers Award and has been published or is upcoming in Spark, Pinbal, Kaleidotrope, New Myths, 10,000 Tons of Black Ink, and 10,000 Tons of Black InkBest of Volume II, and others.  Her short story collection After the World Ended was published in May 2016 by 18th Wall Productions.  She lives in Boulder, CO.

Brian K. Lowe (website) spends most of his time stealing stories from other eras so he can come back and sell them in this one. In addition to his short fiction, he is the author of the action-packed Stolen Future trilogy, available on Amazon.

B.T. Lowry is a writer and filmmaker inspired by technology and spirituality. He was born in Ottawa and grew up in Calgary, where he fell in love with mountains, plains and badlands. He studied multimedia arts in college. He recently completed his first novel, Fire from the Overworld, an alternate-world fantasy inspired by ancient India and pre-Columbian America. You can find his free stories and videos at storypaths.net.

George Nikolopoulos (blog) is a speculative fiction writer from Greece. His stories have been published (or are pending) in Gruff Variations Anthology, Mad Scientist Journal, SFComet, QuarterReads, Diasporic Literature Spot, Stella’s Literary Bistro, Sci Phi Journal, Bards & Sages Quarterly, Szortal, Clash of the Titles Anthology, and many magazines/anthologies in Greece and Cyprus.

Frank Morelli plucked his roots from the cozy, northern soil and buried them in the sun-baked clays of the South. His work has appeared in Cobalt, Rind, Philadelphia Stories, Jersey Devil Press, Change Seven, and the East Coast Literary Review.

John Rickett dwells in the armpit of America, where he claws at the walls,
escaping his suburban nightmare by performing woodworking ninjutsu,
moonlighting as a word-sorcerer. He has published several, saucy,
short-stories, and his post-apocalyptic fairytale retelling, “Three Brittle
Pigs” was selected for The Molotov Cocktail’s 2015 prize-winners anthology.

Aria Riding is a name now used by several writers of different genders, persuasions, mental health states, and ethnic backgrounds as a solidarity project. Through this experiment, she is trying to write a more complete author. Recent publications include Gargoyle Magazine, Atticus Books, The Adirondack Review, etc.

Formerly an astronomer and more recently a research project manager in an aerospace company, Vaughan Stanger (website) now writes SF and fantasy fiction for a living. His stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Postscripts, Nature Futures and Interzone, amongst others.

Sarah K. Stephens (blog) earned her Doctorate in Developmental Psychology in 2007 and teaches a variety of courses in human development as a university lecturer at Penn State University. Although Fall and Spring find her in the classroom, she remains a writer year-round. Her debut novel, A Flash of Red, will be released in Winter 2016 by Pandamoon Publishing.

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam‘s (website) fiction and poetry has appeared in over fifty magazines and anthologies both literary and speculative including The Toast, Clarkesworld, PRISM International, Lightspeed, and Everyman’s Library’s Monster Verse. She recently released an audio fiction-jazz collaborative album, Strange Monsters, with her partner Peter Brewer, centered around the theme of women’s voices. She’s been reprinted in French and Polish, for numerous podcasts, and on the popular science blog io9. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Program and created and curates the annual Art & Words Collaborative Show in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fabiyas M V is a writer from Orumanayur  village in Kerala, India. He is the author of Moonlight and Solitude. His fiction and poems have appeared in Westerly, Forward Poetry, Literary The Hatchet, Rathalla Review, Off the Coast,  Structo, and in several anthologies. He won many international accolades including the Poetry Soup International Award, USA, the RSPCA Pet Poetry Prize, UK, and Merseyside at War Poetry Award from Liverpool John Moores University, UK. His poems have been broadcast on the All India Radio.

Deborah Walker may be found in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration or on her blog. Her stories have appeared in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Nature’s Futures, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and The Year’s Best SF 18, and have been translated into over a dozen languages.

Michael Wen lives and writes in Houston, Texas.

Sonny Zae lives in a small town on the edge of reality. His only remarkable characteristic is imagination. He ignored his grade school teacher’s repeated admonitions to stop daydreaming and get to work. Sonny’s fantasy short story “Battle for the Dragon’s Egg” is available in Sorcerous Signals. His fantasy novel, Wizard Seeking Trophy Bride, is available on the Kindle. His short story “Beelze-Bubba” is available in the To Hell with Dante anthology.