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F.E. Choe

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F.E. Choe (she/her) is a Canadian and Korean-American writer whose work has been published in Clarkesworld Magazine, The Moth Magazine, and Fractured Lit. She is a 2023 graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and a Viable Paradise alum. South Arts’ 2024 South Carolina Fellow for Literary Arts, F.E. was born in Toronto, Canada, and currently lives in the United States. You can find her online on Instagram and at www.fechoe.com.

 

 

 


 

Beret Olsen (she/her) is a writer, editor, photographer, and long-time fan of the Oxford comma.

Her personal history includes (in no particular order): birth, the CDC, Grape Nuts™, South Dakota, Paul Wellstone, darkroom chemistry, Carleton College, very bad dogs, Teach for America, and Omar Epps’s mother.

For her first mid-life crisis, she went to art school. It was great.

Currently, Beret edits words and images in the Bay Area, where she lives with her husband and two teens. Her fiction and essays have been published in literary journals including SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, First Class Lit, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, and the Laurel Review (upcoming), as well as on her blog, Bad Parenting 101. You can find her photography at www.beretolsen.com.

 


 

Michelle Ross (she/her) is the author of three story collections: There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, winner of the 2016 Moon City Short Fiction Award (2017); Shapeshifting, winner of the 2020 Stillhouse Press Short Fiction Award (2021); and They Kept Running, winner of the 2021 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction (2022). Her fiction is included in Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction, the Wigleaf Top 50, and the Norton anthology, Flash Fiction America, among other anthologies. It received special mention in the Pushcart anthology.

She’s collaboratively written several dozen stories with writer friend, Kim Magowan. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Colorado Review podcast.

You can also find Michelle at www.michellenross.com, as well as on Facebook, and, occasionally, on Instagram.

 


Founders

Grant Faulkner (he/him) co-founded 100 Word Story. He’s published The Art of Brevity, Fissures (a collection of 100-word stories), and All the Comfort Sin Can Provide. His stories have been included in several flash fiction anthologies, including Norton’s Flash Fiction America, New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction.

He’s also executive director of National Novel Writing Month. His book on developing a creative mindset to write year-round, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, was published by Chronicle Books.

He’s currently working on a book, The Secret History of the World, which can never be published for obvious reasons. He believes that the tale of Peter Rabbit tells everything one needs to know about life.

Find Grant online on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram—or on his website. Listen to his podcast, Write-minded, and subscribe to his newsletter Intimations: A Writer’s Discourse.

 


 

Lynn Mundell (she/her) co-founded 100 Word Story and co-edited through 2022.

Her writing has been published in Five Points, The Sun, SmokeLong Quarterly, Booth, New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction (W.W. Norton & Company), Best Microfiction, and elsewhere. Her work has been recognized with a Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction and on the Wigleaf Top 50.

Lynn is co-editor of the anthology Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story (Outpost19, 2018) and author of the chapbook Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us (Yemassee, University of South Carolina, 2022).

Today Lynn edits Centaur, a quarterly literary journal dedicated to hybrid writing. She is an advisory board member for the U.C. Berkeley Extension Certificate Program in Writing and funds an annual scholarship at her local high school for graduating seniors dedicated to studying creative writing at the college level. Catch up with her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and her website.

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