*pronounced Downith Jeanette Sheppard is a writer and artist. She co-runs the National Flash Fiction Day Novella-in-Flash competition. Jeanette is also the NFFD Artist-in-Residence. In her role she creates the cover artwork for the annual anthology. Her collection Seventy Percent Water won the 2020 Ellipsis Zine Flash Fiction Collection Competition for debut authors. Her novella-in-flash is on the Bath Flash Award 2021 long-list and her flash fiction appears in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology, Reflex Fiction, Mslexia and four National Flash Fiction Day anthologies. One of her flash fictions pops out of a vending machine in Canada. She is currently working on her second novella-in-flash and collection. Matt Kendrick is a writer and editor based in the East Midlands, UK. His short fiction has appeared in Bending Genres, Cheap Pop, Craft Literary, FlashBack Fiction, Fictive Dream, Lunate, Spelk, Splonk, Storgy, and The Cabinet of Heed. He has been listed in various writing competitions including Bath, Flash 500, Reflex and Leicester Writes, and he won the Retreat West “Abandoned” flash fiction competition in June 2020. His story ‘Life in the Colliery’ was included on the Biffy 50 list for 2019-20 and another story ‘a list of things that are white’ was included in Best Microfiction 2021. He has also been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize.
As a freelance editor, he is part of the Retreat West editorial team. He also runs the Betas & Bludgers writing groups and was previously Flash Fiction editor at Lucent Dreaming. He facilitates writing workshops and is currently working on a workshop series entitled ‘Writing Beyond the Lightbulb’ which focuses on various elements of writing craft. Ingrid Jendrzejewski is a co-director of National Flash Fiction Day. She currently serves as the Editor in Chief of FlashBack Fiction, and a flash editor at JMWW, and has served as both non-fiction editor and editor-in-chief of the Evansville Review. She has published over 100 shortform pieces and has won multiple flash fiction competitions, including the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize for Flash Fiction. Her short collection Things I Dream About When I’m Not Sleeping was a runner up for BFFA’s first Novella-in-Flash competition. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Vestal Review’s VERA Award, and multiple times for Best Small Fictions. Neil Clark writes tiny fiction from his tiny flat in Edinburgh, Scotland. His stories have been published widely in print and online in journals such as Okay Donkey, CHEAP POP and XRAY. His work has won first place in The Molotov Cocktail flash fiction competition, and has been nominated for Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net and the BIFFY 50.
In October 2020, Back Patio Press published Neil’s debut collection of cosmic shorts, TIME.WOW.