Kathy Fish’s short stories and flash fiction have been published and anthologized widely. She is a core faculty member for the Mile High MFA program at Regis University in Denver. She has published five collections of short fiction: a chapbook in the Rose Metal Press collective, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (2008); Wild Life (Matter Press, 2011); Together We Can Bury It (The Lit Pub, 2012); Rift, co-authored with Robert Vaughan (Unknown Press, 2015); and most recently, Wild Life: Collected Works from 2003-2018 (Matter Press.) She also teaches online workshops of her own design and has led two large (120+ participant) weekend flash fiction gatherings. Several of her stories have been chosen for the Wigleaf Top 50. Her story, “Strong Tongue,” was chosen by Amy Hempel for Best Small Fictions 2017 and her piece, “Collective Nouns for Humans in the Wild,” which addresses the scourge of gun violence in America, was selected by Aimee Bender for Best Small Fictions 2018 and also by Sheila Heti for Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018. The piece will also be featured in an upcoming volume of The Norton Reader.
Nancy Stohlman is the author of the flash collections Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities and The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (2014), the flash novels The Monster Opera (2013) and Searching for Suzi: a flash novel (2009), and three anthologies of flash fiction including Fast Forward: The Mix Tape (2010), which was a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is the creator and curator of The Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series, the creator of FlashNano in November, a founding member of Fast Forward Press, and her work has been published in over 100 journals and anthologies including the forthcoming Norton anthology New Microfictions (2018). She lives in Denver and teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder. Find out more at http://www.nancystohlman.com