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Suzanne Vincent, Editor-in-Chief

Suzanne W. Vincent is Supermom. That’s what people think anyway. Actually, she’s really a pretty ordinary middle-aged woman packing a few extra pounds and a few more gray hairs than she’s comfortable with. As a writer, she leans toward the fantasy spectrum, though much of what she writes is difficult to classify. Slipstream? Isn’t that where we stick stories when we just can’t figure out where else they go? Suzanne’s first professional publication was right here at FFO, published before she joined the staff: “I Speak the Master’s Will,” — a story she’s still very proud of. While she doesn’t actually have time to blog anymore, she once did. You can still read her ancient posts on writing at The Slushpile Avalanche. Suzanne keeps a house full of kids (3), a husband (1), and pets (too many to number) in Utah, USA. Yes, she’s a Mormon. No, there isn’t another wife. Mormons haven’t actually practiced polygamy since the 1890s. Too bad. She’d love to have another woman around to wash dishes and do laundry.


Anna Yeatts

Anna Yeatts, Publisher

Anna Yeatts is a fantasy and horror writer living in Pinehurst, NC. Her short fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine ShowDaily Science Fiction, Penumbra, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, STRAEON, Bad Dreams Entertainment, and Spark: A Creative Anthology among other publications.

Follow her at or on Twitter @AnnaYeatts.


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Sabrina West, Managing Editor

Sabrina West is a writer and wildlife biologist living in San Diego, California. There, she wanders the streets searching for rare shorebirds, quality espresso, and elusive snippets of dialogue and imagery. Her short fiction has appeared in markets such as the Santa Clara Review, Cover of Darkness, and Strange, Weird and Wonderful Magazine. She is also a member of the Prosers, blogging at


Emma Munro, ME of FFOEmma Munro, Managing Editor

Emma Munro is a queer writer who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia with one wife and one cat. Her stories have appeared in Hashtag Queer LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology Vol. 1,  Hello Horror, Pure Slush, Cosmos and other places. You can find her online at


Sippora Coffelt, Managing Editor

Sipora Coffelt spent a decade wandering from university to university, earning her BA in philosophy, only to read the classifieds one day and realize her mistake.  Retreating to an acreage in Kansas, she grows vegetables in spring and summer, while writing dark fiction in all seasons.

Sipora has stories published or forthcoming in The Arcanist, Page and Spine, The Cockroach Conservancy, Anthology II, and Stupefying Stories Magazine.


S. L. Saboviec, Reprint Editor

Samantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but became an expat for her Canadian husband, whom she met in the Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Game Star Wars: Galaxies (before the NGE, of course). She’s the mother of a preschooler and twin toddlers—a houseful of girls will definitely keep her husband on his toes.

In October 2017, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Modern medicine is amazing, which means her prognosis is good, and she’s continuing treatment indefinitely. You can find out more about her short fiction and novels, as well as read about her breast cancer journey at


Nancy DiMauro

Nancy is a mom, a writer, and a lawyer, who was born and raised in Massachusetts near Boston. She attended the University of Richmond in Virginia because, well, they had a great theatre program and horses nearby. She graduated with a bachelors’ degree in psychology and theatre. Before being a published writer, Nancy had been a blackjack dealer, florist, tax form coder, worked in professional theatre, accidentally went to law school and passed one bar exam while recovering from a concussion. (Really, the horse’s headache was much worse.) When she says she has normal, boring life, she is often puzzled when people burst out laughing.



Patrick Icasas

Patrick Icasas is a business-writer-for-hire who uses mercenary lifestyle to fund secret literary projects. He one day hopes to achieve his ultimate goal: create a world in which pirates, ninjas, robots, and zombies can all live together in harmony (with the occasional rousing bar fight).



Brent Baldwin

Brent Baldwin is a software engineer and writer from the tree swept hills of the Missouri Ozarks. He is a fervent believer in airplanes, air conditioning and Samwise Gamgee. If you find him without his nose in a book or his hands on a keyboard, he would probably be happy to trade you two sheep for an ore. Brent can be found online at


Jason S. Ridler

Jason S. Ridler is a writer, improv actor, and historian. He is the author of A TRIUMPH FOR SAKURA, BLOOD AND SAWDUST, the Spar Battersea thrillers and has published over sixty stories in such magazines and anthologies as The Big Click, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Out of the Gutter, and more. His popular non-fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Dark Scribe, and the Internet Review of Science Fiction. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.



Bret Booher

Bret Booher dwells between the rows of Indiana cornfields with his vivacious wife, two spawn, and two cats. When not working on his martial arts or grading papers, he manages to write and has recently had his work appear in Gears, Gadgets, and Steam: Tinkered Tales Book 1 and various other publications.


Luke Nolby

“The Nature of Ghosts and the Fate of Shadows” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies is Luke Nolby’s first fantasy publication. He is currently working on a novel set in the same world but in a different place and a very different time. He studied ecology, which he has primarily used to go fishing and to travel rugged parts of East Africa gaining inspiration for stories–and doing handstands. A hyena once kissed him.


K.e. Neal

K.e. Neal loves to explore through prose and real life. She has lived in South Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Japan, and Wisconsin again. Her adventures have taken her to Canada, Japan, China, Vietnam, England, France, and every U.S. state except Hawaii. She has obtained a BFA in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University (NC) and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University (PA). When not tackling her secret desire to be a jack of all trades (hiker, photographer, glassblower, quilter, cross-stitcher, etc) she can be found at Wordsmith’s Key as a content and story editor.


Flash Fiction Online‘s Founders

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Jake Freivald, Founding Editor

Jake Freivald lives in New Jersey in a house teeming with life: a wife, nine kids (yes, all from said wife, no twins), two dogs, two cats, and twenty fish.
Lack of qualifications never stopped Jake from taking a job, so when he saw the need for a professional flash-only ‘zine he created Flash Fiction Online. He was astounded when a team of volunteers rallied around the project, and he would like to shut up now so you can read about them.


R.W. Ware, Emeritus

R.W. Ware is devoted husband and father of three, and an artist of multiple mediums. With a background in comic and fantasy art, he paints in acrylics, illustrates Flash Fiction Online in a number of mediums, designs t-shirts and logos, and is a Master Tattoo Artist (dermagraphic artist). He’s garnered over 188 awards for tattoos (and broken records at two conventions), painting and poetry, and shows no signs of slowing down.


Karen Smith, Emeritus

Karen T. Smith is a writer of science fiction for young adults and middle-grade readers and a voracious reader of speculative fiction for all ages. Her favorite color is cerulean and her favorite number is 42, and if you don’t get why you might not be reading enough science fiction yourself. She has two kids, two cats, two dogs, and many other things that come in pairs like two gloves, two arms, two hands to put in said gloves, etc. Her passion is writing about smart girls who are good with technology, and talking to young people about what careers in technology actually look like. She makes her physical home in the midwest suburbs and her digital home at


Bill Highsmith, Emeritus

Bill Highsmith is a software engineer in the telecom industry, with extensive technical and corporate writing experience. (Engineers who like to write, write a lot.) He is also a wannabe fiction writer in the SF, humor, mainstream, and NYT bestseller genres.


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Lydia Ondrusek (In Memoriam)

Lydia Ondrusek is old enough to remember when flash was a dance. She writes about things that are magic and things that are real, frequently at the same time. Some people think she is a poet, some think she’s a fictioneer — but many think she is a cat. Her redheaded stepchild of a website is Look under the bed at Twitter to find her as @littlefluffycat.