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Issue 6 Bios


BrĂ­d McGinley

BrĂ­d McGinley hails from Co. Donegal. She writes flash fiction, short stories, and creative non-fiction. Her work has appeared in The Bangor Literary Journal, Flash Flood, Sonder Magazine, The Bramley and The Honest Ulsterman. She has an MA in Irish Literature in English from the University of Ulster.

Catherine O’Brien

Is file agus scrĂ­bhneoir dhĂĄtheangach Ă­ Catherine O’Brien. Thosaigh sĂ­ ag scrĂ­obh don chĂ©ad uair le linn na paindĂ©ime. Ó shin tĂĄ sĂ­ foilsithe i gclĂł in IrisComhar agus i bhfoilseachĂĄin Ă©agsĂșla ar lĂ­ne. TĂĄ suim ar leith aici i dteangacha agus litrĂ­ocht chomhaimseartha. Dul i dteagmhĂĄil lĂ©i @abairrud2021.

Charlotte Reynolds

Charlotte Reynolds is an analyst and amateur genealogist based in London. She has work featured in or is forthcoming in Briefly Zine, Kalopsia Lit and Tattie Zine. You can find her on Twitter @violetvicinity.

Charlotte Turnbull

Charlotte Turnbull‘s fiction has won prizes and appeared in Ms Lexia, Litro, and Barren Magazine among others. Her audio play ‘no home for a kraken’, adapted from her prize-winning short story, is currently available at Theatre Royal Plymouth online. She lives on Dartmoor with her husband and three children.

Ciarán Ó Dornáin

Is scrĂ­bhneoir as BĂ©al Feirste Ă© CiarĂĄn Ó Dornain. TĂĄ ĂșrscĂ©al amhĂĄin foilsithe aige, ‘ScathlĂĄn Bus’. TĂĄ sĂ© ag obair ar chnuasach gearrscĂ©alta faoi lĂĄthair, ‘DĂ­chuimne’, a bhfuil an scĂ©al seo mar chuid de.

Claire Connolly

Claire Connolly (they/them) is a trans, genderfluid, and queer poet that splits their time between the Pacific Northwest of the USA and Drogheda, Ireland. Their work can be found in Pile Press, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Impossible Archetype, among others. You can find them on Twitter @itshiptobclaire or at

Clodagh O’Brien

Clodagh O’Brien has been published in Bath Flash Fiction Prize anthologies, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Litro, Literary Orphans, The Nottingham Review, The Lonely Crowd amongst others. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions. Clodagh tweets @wordcurio.

Elodie Barnes

Elodie Barnes is a writer and editor whose work has been recently published / is forthcoming in Gone Lawn, Wild Roof Journal, and Past Ten. When not travelling, she lives on the edge of a wood in northern England and complains incessantly about the weather.

GearĂłidĂ­n Nic CĂĄrthaigh

TĂĄ GearĂłidĂ­n Nic CĂĄrthaigh ag cur fĂșithi in Iarthar ChorcaĂ­. ScrĂ­obhann sĂ­ gearrscĂ©alta, splancfhicsean agus dĂĄnta i nGaeilge agus i mBĂ©arla. TĂĄ saothar dĂĄ cuid foilsithe in irisleabhair Ă©agsĂșla ar lĂ­ne agus i gclĂł.

Hanne Larsson

Hanne Larsson is a British Swede who longs for the 95% humidity and hawker centre food of her childhood. Her stories are fed by environmental science topics, moss-covered rocks masquerading as trolls and what-if scenarios. Her words can be found on the web. She’s a Dahlia Books’ ‘A Brief Pause’ member.

Jasmine Sawers

Jasmine Sawers is a Kundiman fellow whose fiction appears in such journals as Ploughshares, AAWW’s The Margins, SmokeLong Quarterly, and more. Sawers serves as Associate Fiction Editor for Fairy Tale Review and debuts a collection, The Anchored World, through Rose Metal Press in 2022. Originally from Buffalo, Sawers now lives and pets dogs outside St. Louis. Twitter: @sawers

Jo Withers

Jo Withers writes short fiction for children and adults. Previous work appears in various places including The Caterpillar, Milk Candy Review, Molotov Cocktail, Ghost Parachute, XRAY and Fractured Lit. Her work has also been included in Best Microfictions 2020 and Wigleaf Top 50 2021. Jo tweets @JoWithers2018

Joanne Hayden

Joanne Hayden is a Dublin writer. Her work has been published in Banshee, Crannóg, York Literary review and broadcast on RTÉ radio. She has been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus award twice and her play ‘Salvage,’ was shortlisted for the 2021 ESB/Fishamble Tiny Plays for a Brighter Future award.

JP Relph

JP Relph is a cat loving Cumbrian who grew up just across the Scottish border. A forensic science degree, a passion for microbes, bugs and botany, and a dogged determination to make people laugh all weave themselves into her words. JP has flash published in The Fantastic Other.

Kate Simblet

Kate Simblet (she/ hers) LGBTQ+ social works by day, plays with words by night, lives mostly in her head but pays for a roof in Brighton UK. Drawn to the dark side but always looks for the glitter.

Kik Lodge

Kik Lodge writes short fiction in France. Her work has featured in The Moth, Tiny Molecules, The Cabinet of Heed, Milk Candy Review, Reflex Fiction, Ellipsis Zine, Splonk, Bending Genres, Janus Literary and Litro. @KikLodge

Melissa Llanes Brownlee

Melissa Llanes Brownlee (she/her), a native Hawaiian writer, living in Japan, has fiction in Bending Genres, The Lumiere Review, Micro Podcast, (mac)ro(mic), 3Elements, Cabinet of Heed, Bright Flash, Sledgehammer, Complete Sentence and elsewhere. She was selected for Best Small Fictions 2021. She tweets @lumchanmfa and talks story at

Mitch Moore

Mitch Moore enjoys writing fiction and poetry. Part of a writers group that based in Wicklow, named Café Writers.

Rachael Smart

Rachael Smart reviews literature and writes short fiction. Her story ‘Steep It the Colour of Hedgerows and Two Sugars’ was recently chosen for Best MicroFiction 2021. She sometimes mixes her nouns with her verbs.

Sara Hills

Sara Hills is the author of the flash fiction collection ‘The Evolution of Birds’. Her stories have featured in the Wigleaf Top 50, SmokeLong Quarterly, Cheap Pop, X-R-A-Y Literary, Cease Cows, Fractured Lit, and others. Originally from the Sonoran Desert, Sara lives in Warwickshire, UK and tweets from @sarahillswrites.

SeĂĄn O Dubhda

Is Aistritheoir agus EagarthĂłir Ă© SeĂĄn Ó Dubhda. TĂĄ cĂłnaĂ­ air i nGaeltacht na MĂ­. Nuair nach mbĂ­onn sĂ© ag imnĂ­ faoin am ar fad a chuireann sĂ© amĂș is maith leis a bheith ag breathnĂș ar an teilifĂ­s.

Sernin Seal

ScrĂ­bhneoir is ea Sernin Seal, a bhfuil saothair dĂĄ chuid le lĂ©amh in ‘Comhar’ agus atĂĄ ag saothrĂș ar a chĂ©ad leabhar fĂ© lĂĄthair.

Shane Larkin

Shane Larkin is a writer of fiction and non-fiction from County Meath. His work has appeared in Splonk, No More Workhorse, Celtic Canada, and Grunge among others. Twitter @ShaneJLarkin.

Stephanie NĂ­ Thiarnaigh

Stephanie NĂ­ Thiarnaigh (she/her) is a poet from Drogheda. Her work has appeared in Pile Press and Splonk. She co-presents the Irish Mythology Podcast. Tweets @stephie08

Susan Triemert

Susan Triemert holds an MA in Education and an MFA from Hamline University. Her essays, stories and poems have been published in places like Colorado Review, Gone Lawn, and Pithead Chapel. She is assistant non-fiction editor at Pithead Chapel and non-fiction editor at Red Fez. @SusanTriemert

Tom Vowler

Tom Vowler is an award-winning novelist and short story writer living in south-west England. He’s an associate lecturer in creative writing at Plymouth University, where he gained his PhD. His second collection of stories is titled Dazzling the Gods and his new novel, Every Seventh Wave, is out now. @tom_vowler

Tomás Ó Loingsigh

Is scrĂ­obhneoir, mĂșinteoir agus gnĂ­omhaĂ­ teanga agus tithĂ­ochta Ă© TomĂĄs Ó Loingsigh. TĂĄ sĂ© ag tabhairt faoi MĂĄistreacht san iriseoireacht faoi lĂĄthair.