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Author bios – Splonk 2

Abi Hynes is a drama and fiction writer. Her short stories have been widely published in print and online, including in Litro, Interzone, minor literature[s] and Neon. She was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Novella-in-flash Award in 2017. Her plays have been performed in venues across the UK. She graduated from Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting Course in 2018 and is currently developing original projects for TV. @AbiFaro

Ashling Dennehy is editing her novel and writes flash to maintain her sanity. Her work appears in Reflex, Ellipsis, Cabinet of Heed, Flash Flood, Paragraph Planet and others. Recently, she relocated to Kerry with her husband and children where she founded Mum’s The Word Book Club, Tralee. Follow her @ashlingdennehy

Caroline Greene is an English Language teacher who has also worked as an editor and features writer, and as a fund-raiser in the theatre. Her work has appeared in the Fish Anthology, Flash Magazine, Bath Flash Fiction Vol. 3, the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology and at FlashBack Fiction. @cgreene100

Diane Simmons is a co-director of National Flash Fiction Day and a director of the Flash Fiction Festival. Widely published and anthologised, her debut collection of flash Finding a Way was published by Ad Hoc Fiction in early 2019. Her flash fiction novella An Inheritance is forthcoming from V Press. @scooterwriter

DM O’Connor teaches creative writing at UCD. After many careers and nomadic years, Dun Laoghaire is now home. Publications include: Crannóg, Dodging the Rain, The New Ulster, and The Guardian.

Frances Gapper: In the Wild Wood, Frances Gapper’s third story collection, was published in 2017 by Cultured Llama. Her flashes have appeared in The Citron Review, New Flash Fiction Review, The Cafe Irreal, Spelk, Meniscus, Ellipsis, Wigleaf and Litro. @biddablesheep

Gaynor Jones is an award-winning short fiction writer based in the North West.

James C. Bassett’s fiction has appeared in such markets as Crannóg, Amazing Stories, and the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology Leviathan 3. He is also an award-winning stone and wood sculptor and painter.

Jane Lavelle is an editor based in Belfast. Previous work has appeared in Splonk, The Irish Times, The Dublin Review and The Cormorant. She is working on her first collection of short fiction.

Jared Povanda is an internationally published writer and freelance editor from upstate New York. His work has appeared in Riggwelter Press, Virtual Zine, and CHEAP POP, among others. Find him @JaredPovanda and at

Jason Jackson‘s prize-winning fiction has appeared extensively online and in print. In 2019 his work has placed in the Cranked Anvil competition as well as featuring at Nottingham Review and New Flash Fiction Review. His hybrid prose/photography work The Unit is published by A3 Press. @jj_fiction

Katherine Duffy: File agus scríbhneoir próis dátheangach í Katherine Duffy, a chaith tamall de bhlianta mar aistritheoir i Rannóg an Aistriúcháin. ‘Talking the Owl Away’ (Templar Poetry, 2018) an cnuasach filíochta is déanaí uaithi. Duaiseanna Oireachtais agus Hennessy dáfa ar ghearrscéalta dá cuid. Is é seo a chéad splancscéal. agus @kateduv1

Lianne O’Hara is a poet and writer from Amsterdam. She lives in Dublin, where she recently graduated from the UCD MA Creative Writing. Her work has been published in Writer’s Block, Black Bough Poetry, Crossways, Amsterdam Quarterly, and Dedalus Press Writing Home Anthology. She is currently working on a novel. @lianneohara

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 or is forthcoming in Vastarien, Weirdbook, Splonk, and Coffin Bell. You can find him on Twitter @mattneilhill.

Michael Grant Smith wears sleeveless T-shirts, weather permitting. His writing has appeared The Cabinet of Heed, Ellipsis Zine, Spelk, Bending Genres, Unbroken Journal, MoonPark Review, Okay Donkey, and elsewhere. Michael resides in Ohio. He has traveled to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Cincinnati. Michael likes to internet at and @MGSatMGScom.

Michelle Christophorou recently won the Retreat West Fire-themed flash competition, for which she received a Best of the Net nomination. Her stories can be found in print and online, including in Ellipsis Zine, Funny Pearls, Virtual Zine, Ad Hoc Fiction, and the National Flash Fiction Day 2019 anthology. Tweets @MAChristophorou

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a poet, pacifist and fabulist. Recent work appears in Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, Writing Home: The New Irish Poets Anthology, broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1’s Poetry Programme and the Poetry Ireland podcast, and hosted in the Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Poetry Jukebox. @AriaEipe

Sadhbh Devlin: Is í Sadhbh Devlin údar Bí ag Spraoi Liom (2017) agus Beag Bídeach (2018), dhá pictiúirleabhar atá foilsithe ag Futa Fata. Bhí Beag Bídeach ar ghearrliosta Leabhair Pháistí Éireann, Gradaim Leabhar na Bliana, Gradam Réics Carló agus Gradaim Leabhar na Bliana an LAI. Tá sí ar Twitter: @wherewishes.

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 was shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year Awards, Gradam Réics Carló and the LAI Book of the Year Award. You can find her on Twitter: @wherewishes.

Seán Mac Gintidh, as Gaeltacht bheag in iarthar Mhaigh Eo é ó thús. Suim aige san aistriúchán, sa litríocht agus sa bhfarraige.

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

Siobhán Ní Chinnéide: Is múinteoir bunscoile í Siobhán Ní Chinnéide atá ag obair i gCorcaigh faoi láthair. Bhain sí MA Taighde sa Ghaeilge amach i 2015 i gColáiste Mhuire Gan Smál bunaithe ar shaothair Mhichíl Uí Chonghaile. Tá taithí aici mar theagascóir tríú leibhéil. Tá dúil ag Siobháni i scríbhneoireacht chruthaitheach na Gaeilge agus is minic a chuireann sí a daltaí bunscoile ag scríobh ar bhonn cruthaitheach as Gaeilge.

Siobhán Ní Chinnéide is a primary school teacher currently working in Cork. She was awarded a research masters in Irish in 2015 from Mary Immaculate College based on the works of Micheál Ó Conghaile. Siobhán has experience as a third level tutor. Siobhán has a keen interest in creative writing in Irish. She often encourages her primary school pupils to engage in creative writing in Irish.

Réaltán Ní Leannáin: Is Scríbhneoir Cónaithe í Réaltán Ní Leannáin le DCU don bhliain 2019. Scríobhann Réaltán blag – Turas Ailse – agus tá mionsonraí ar a cuid foilseachán ar fáil ansin. Bíonn sí gníomhach ar Twitter ar @RealtanNiL

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