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Bios – Splonk 5

Abi Hennig lives in Brighton, by the sea. In between teaching and writing mini stories, she spends her time losing gracefully at complicated board games and running slowly up hills. She has recently had words in various places including Ellipsis Zine, Molotov Cocktail and Reflex Fiction. She tweets @abihennig.

Ali McGrane lives and writes between the sea and the moor. Her work has appeared in Fictive Dream, The Lost Balloon, Ellipsis Zine, Cabinet of Heed, FlashBack Fiction, the Bath Flash Fiction Award shortlist 2019, and nominated for Best of the Net and Best Microfictions 2019. Find her @Ali_McGrane_UK

Alva Holland is an Irish writer from Dublin. First published by Ireland’s Own Winning Writers Annual 2015. Three times a winner of Ad Hoc Fiction’s flash competition, her stories feature in The People’s Friend, Ellipsis Zine, Train Lit Mag, Brilliant Flash Fiction, The Cabinet of Heed and Jellyfish Review. Twitter: @Alva1206

Claire Loader is a New Zealand born writer now living in County Galway. Her flash fiction has recently appeared in Harbinger Press, Crannóg & Tales From The Forest. @msloader

David Henson and his wife have lived in Brussels and Hong Kong and now reside in Peoria, Illinois. His work has appeared in various journals including Pithead Chapel, Moonpark Review, Gravel and Spelk. His website is His Twitter handle is @annalou8

Gear√≥id√≠n Nic C√°rthaigh : T√° Gear√≥id√≠n Nic C√°rthaigh ag cur f√ļithi in Iarthar Chorca√≠. Scr√≠obhann s√≠ gearrsc√©alta, splancfhiscean agus d√°nta as Gaeilge agus as B√©arla. T√° saothar d√° cuid foilsithe in irisleabhair √©ags√ļla ar l√≠ne agus i gcl√≥.

JENNY WONG is a writer, traveler, and occasional business analyst. She’s been stuck indoors lately, but still dreams about evening wanderings around Tokyo alleys, Singapore hawker centres, and Parisian cemeteries. Recent publications include Truffle Magazine, Parentheses Journal, and perhappened. She resides in the foothills of Alberta, Canada and tweets @jenwithwords

Joanne McCarthy : Scríobhann Joanne McCarthy i bPort Láirge.Tá dánta léi foilsithe i roinnt irisí agus duanairí. Ina measc The Stinging Fly, The Honest Ulsterman, Splonk, Ireland Chair of Poetry Anthology, Stony Thursday Book agus Bangor Literary Journal. Tá dánta dá cuid le teacht in IrisComhar. Is comheagarthóir í ar The Waxed Lemon.@josieannarua

Linda Woodhams is based in Worcestershire, UK. Currently working on her first novel, she also dabbles with flash and short story writing. Her work has been published by Black Pear Press, Spelk Fiction, National Flash Fiction and long listed by Retreat West.

Maura O’Leary is a full-time administrator, and occasional writer. She especially enjoys micro flash fiction as it challenges her to tell a complete story in so few words. She also dabbles in travel writing and poetry. When not writing, she is to be found on long hikes with her rescue dogs.

Nancy Freund – An American-Brit in Switzerland, Nancy Freund writes novels, essays, poetry, and flash. She has pieces in Jellyfish Review, Hobart, Largehearted Boy, among others. @nancyfreund

PJ Stephenson’s been making up stories since he was a child and now writes short fiction. You’ll find his work in 101 Words, Apricity, Dream Catcher, Flash Fiction Magazine, Flash Frontier, FlashBack Fiction, Reflex Fiction, SickLitMagazineDotCom, Spillwords, STORGY, The Fiction Pool, The Sunlight Press and several anthologies. Follow him @Tweeting_Writer.

Richie Conroy : Is gearrsc√©ala√≠, √ļrsc√©ala√≠ agus scriptscr√≠bhneoir √© Richie Conroy. T√° idir shraitheanna teilif√≠se agus fhadscann√°in scr√≠ofa aige, Two by Two: Overboard, Malory Towers agus Fran: Assistant Manager ina measc. D‚Äôfhoilsigh LeabhairCOMHAR ch√©ad √ļrsc√©al Richie, Dialann Emily Porter: An Jailtacht, sa bhliain 2018. Beidh an dara leabhar amuigh i mbliana.

Sadhbh Devlin : Scr√≠obhann Sadhbh Devlin picti√ļirleabhair do ph√°ist√≠ √≥ga de gn√°th. Uaireannta, n√≠ oireann a cuid smaoint√≠ do ph√°ist√≠ agus ansin scriobhann s√≠ Splanc-Fhicsin. T√° s√≠ ar Twitter: @sadhbhdevlin.

Sarah Freligh is the author of We and Sad Math, winner of the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Prize and the 2015 Whirling Prize from the University of Indianapolis. She is the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sarah-Clare Conlon (@wordsnfixtures) is an editor and copywriter based in Manchester, where she studied French and Creative Writing and is Writer-in-Residence at Victoria Baths. Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and a Salt Prizes winner, her prose and poetry features in anthologies and journals including Confingo, Flash, Lighthouse and PN Review.

Sean Cunningham is a writer of very short prose and poetry, from Liverpool. His work has appeared in publications such as Fugue, Bending Genres, FIVE:2:ONE, and Ellipsis Zine, among others. He can be found on Twitter: @sssseanjc

Sheree Shatsky writes wild words. Recent work includes Fictive Dream, The Dillydoun Review, Ghost Parachute, BLACKCACKLE at Entropy with found poetry forthcoming at Heron Tree. She is currently at work on a flash novella set in 1969. Read more of her work at . Find her on Twitter @talktomememe.

Sudha Balagopal‘s recent fiction appears in Matchbook, Smokelong Quarterly, Split Lip Magazine and Pidgeonholes among other journals. She is the author of a novel, A New Dawn. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and will appear in Best Microfiction, 2021.Twitter handle @authorsudha.

Thad DeVassie writes and paints from the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. He is a recipient of the 2020 James Tate International Poetry Prize. for his manuscript SPLENDID IRRATIONALITIES. He’s chapbook, THIS SIDE OF UTOPIA is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press in 2021. Find him online @thaddevassie.

Tim Craig lives in London. A winner of the Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction, his stories have been placed twice in the Bath Flash Fiction Award and appeared in both the Best Microfiction Anthology and the BIFFY50. Twitter: @timkcraig

Tim Love‘s publications are Moving Parts (HappenStance) and By all means (Nine Arches Press). He lives in Cambridge, UK. His poetry and prose have appeared in Stand, Rialto, Magma, Unthology, etc. He blogs at Twitter: @TimLoveWriter Facebook:

Ulrica Hume is the author of An Uncertain Age, a spiritual mystery novel, and House of Miracles, a collection of tales about love, one of which was selected by PEN and broadcast on NPR in the States. Her flash pieces appear online and in anthologies. She tweets @uhume.

Wendy BooydeGraaff‘s flash has been included in The Ilanot Review, Flash Frontier, matchbook, Meniscus, Gone Lawn, and elsewhere. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she now lives in Michigan, USA. Find her at or @BooyTweets.