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’s new flash fiction craft book, Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction, will be released from Ad Hoc Fiction in the summer of 2020. She is also the author of Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities (Big Table Publishing, 2018), which was a finalist for a 2019 Colorado Book Award); The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (Pure Slush Press, 2014); the flash novels The Monster Opera (Bartleby Snopes, 2013) and Searching for Suzi (Monkeypuzzle Press, 2009); and three anthologies of flash fiction including Fast Forward: The Mix Tape (Fast Forward Press, 2010). She is the creator of The Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series, FlashNano in November, and her work has been featured in the W.W. Norton anthology New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, The Best Small Fictions 2019, and nominated for several Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Denver and teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder. Find out more at http://www.nancystohlman.com