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Bio notes – Issue 1

Nick Black’s writing has been published in lit mags including Okay Donkey, Ellipsis Zine, Entropy, Bending Genres, Lost Balloon and Jellyfish Review, He tweets about things he likes as @fuzzynick

Stephanie Clark is a Dublin based freelance writer, with an unending passion for obscure, elegant, and ill-fitting words – her favourite being eunoia.  She finds inspiration in the pauses taken while searching for the right word.  She can be found on Twitter at @sereinofwords

Lori Cramer’s short prose has appeared in Ellipsis Zine, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Riggwelter, and The Cabinet of Heed, among others. Her story ‘Scars’ (Fictive Dream, February 2018) was nominated for Best Microfiction 2019. Links to her work can be found at Twitter: @LCramer29.

Armel Dagorn is now back in his native France after living in Ireland for seven years. He is the author of the collection The Proverb Zoo (The Dreadful Press), and his stories have appeared in The Stinging Fly, Banshee, and Tin House online. @ArmelDagorn

Sadhbh Devlin is the author of two Irish language picturebooks; Bí ag Spraoi Liom (2017, Futa Fata) and Beag Bídeach (2018, Futa Fata). Beag Bídeach is currently shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year Awards. She is also a blogger, a crafter and a TV researcher. You can find her on Twitter: @wherewishes

Is í Sadhbh Devlin údar Bí ag Spraoi Liom (2017) agus Beag Bídeach (2018), dhá pictiúirleabhar atá foilsithe ag Futa Fata. Faoi láthair, tá Beag Bídeach ar ghearrliosta Leabhair Pháistí Éireann, Gradaim Leabhar na Bliana. Is blagaire, lámhcheardaí agus taighdeoir teilifíse í freisin. Tá sí ar Twitter: @wherewishes.

Cathy Donelan in a writer from Ballinasloe, Galway. Her fiction & poetry have been published in various literary journals such as ROPES, The Honest Ulsterman, The Blue Nib, Dodging the Rain, The Nottingham Review, Spontaneity, Smoky Blue Literary & Arts Magazine and ANU’s 2017 anthology The Hidden and Divine: Female Voices in Ireland.

Sue Divin is a Derry based writer but, hailing originally from Armagh, can’t quite classify herself a ‘Derry Girl.’ Peace worker, knackered mammy, musician and juggler of life, she remains clueless how she finds time to write. She tweets @absolutelywrite

Sarah Freligh is the author of Sad Math, winner of the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Prize. Recent work has appeared in the Cincinnati Review, SmokeLong Quarterly and in the anthology New Microfiction (WW Norton, 20180. Among her awards are a 2009 poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in 2006. @sfreligh

Melissa Goode’s work has appeared in Best Small Fictions 2018, Wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, Superstition Review, Forge Literary Magazine and matchbook, among others. Three of her stories were chosen by Dan Chaon for Best Microfictions 2019. She lives in Australia. and at

Donna L Greenwood lives in Lancashire, England. She writes flash fiction, short stories and poetry and you can find examples of her work in STORGY magazine, The Airgonaut, Ellipsis Zine and others. She has recently won or been placed in several writing competitions including Horror Scribes Trapped Flash and Reflex Fiction.

Tania Hershman is the author of three short story and flash fiction collections and two books of poetry, curator of short story hub ShortStops (, and has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics. She is working on a hybrid book about time. Her website is

Matt Neil Hill is from the UK, where he was a psych nurse for many years. What he is now is anybody’s guess. He’s married, and there are cats. His writing has appeared in Syntax & Salt, Shotgun Honey, Weirdbook, and Coffin Bell. Twitter @mattneilhill.

Jane Lavelle (@JaneLavelle5) is an editor based in Belfast. Previous work has appeared in The Dublin Review. She is currently working towards her first collection of short fiction.

Dee McInnes graduated from Leeds Trinity University with a degree in English and Media. She has had flash fiction published by Reflex Fiction and The Bangor Literary Journal. Originally from Derry~Londonderry, Dee lives in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. @DeeMcInnes1

Seán McGintidh is a writer from a small Gaeltacht in West Mayo. He is relaxing now after forty odd years in the Public Service. His interests include translation, literature and the sea.

Seán Mac Gintidh, as Gaeltacht bheag in iarthar Mhaigh Eo é o thús. Ar a shuaimhneas anois i ndiaidh breis agus dhá scór bliain sa tSeirbhís Phoiblí. Suim aige san aistriúchán, sa litríocht agus sa bhfarraige

Ruth McKee was nominated for Hennessy New Irish Writer 2018 and 2016. Work in The Irish Times, The Lonely Crowd, The Incubator, The Honest Ulsterman and elsewhere. Placed in the Benedict Kiely 2018 and shortlisted for The Mairtín Crawford Prize 2018. Photography in The HCE Review and Bangor Literary Journal. @ruthmckee

Gerard McKeown’s work has been featured in The Moth, 3:AM, and Litro, among others. In 2017 he was shortlisted for The Bridport Prize, and in 2018 he was longlisted for The Irish Book Awards’ Short Story of the Year.

Emily Murtagh is a youth worker and freelance writer from Kilkenny. Her short stories are published in Bee Safe Bee Zine and The Rose magazine and her poem ‘Fire Breathers’ was selected for The Poetry Jukebox’s recent CS Lewis themed installation curated by Maria McManus and Tade Ipadeola. Twitter: @ECMurtagh

Alex Reece Abbott is a finalist in flash prizes including the Bridport, Reflex, Maria Edgeworth, Bath, Fish, Bath Novella-in-Flash and Ad Hoc Fiction, Alex’s work features in Bonsai: Best Small Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand, Bath, Reflex and NFFD anthologies, Fictive Dream; Pure Slush, Flash Frontier, Pulp Literature, Hypertext, Spelk and The Nottingham Review among others.

Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar is an Indian American. She was born in a middle-class family in India and will forever be 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 online and in print. She can be reached at twitter @PunyFingers.

Sharon Telfer lives near York, UK. Her stories have won prizes including the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the Reflex Fiction Prize. In 2018, she was awarded the New Writing North/Word Factory Short Story Apprenticeship for emerging short story writers. She is an editor at FlashBack Fiction. She tweets at @sharontelfer. 

Clio Velentza is from Athens, Greece. She’s a winner of Best Small Fictions 2016, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her work has appeared in several literary journals along with anthologies in both English and Greek. She’s currently working on a novel and playwriting. Find her at @clio_v

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe: Mumukshu / Filipa / Fabulist. Features and articles in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, TED News, Qulture, REORIENT, Doha News, Dissident Voice, Culture Unplugged, The New Indian Express. Fiction and poetry published/forthcoming in Acorn, ARDOR, Banshee, B O D Y, Rattle and StepAway Magazine. Twitter: @AriaEipe

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