Authors

  1. Amanda Huggins is the award-winning author of the forthcoming novella All Our Squandered Beauty, as well as four collections of short fiction and poetry. Her travel writing, fiction and poetry have been widely published in anthologies, textbooks and travel guides, as well as newspapers and magazines. Her short stories have also been broadcast on BBC radio. She has won a number of awards for her travel writing, most notably the BGTW New Travel Writer of the Year in 2014, and has been shortlisted and placed in numerous short story and poetry competitions including Bridport and Fish. In 2018 she was a runner-up in the Costa Short Story Award and her prize-winning story ‘Red’ features in her latest collection, Scratched Enamel Heart. In 2019 her novella, All Our Squandered Beauty, was shortlisted in the Best Opening Chapter Competition at York Festival of Writing and this year she won the Colm Toibin International Short Story Award, was included in the BIFFY50 list of Best British and Irish Flash Fiction 2019-20, and her poetry chapbook, The Collective Nouns for Birds won the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet. Amanda grew up on the North Yorkshire coast, moved to London in the 1990s, and now lives in West Yorkshire. She worked in engineering for twenty years and is now a freelance editor and creative writing tutor.


  2. Andy Lavender is from Plymouth, Devon. He works with his wife in an Earth Observation Business and writes short stories, flash fiction and the occasional poem. His writing has been published in The Airgonaut, Spelk, Visual Verse, Paragraph Planet, and various Flash Fiction Anthologies.


  3. Anne started writing flash fiction in 2019 and relishes the challenge of writing very short stories. Her stories have appeared in print and online, most recently at Retreat West, Flash 500, Reflex Fiction, Flash Fiction Magazine, National Flash Fiction Day, Lunate, Strands International and Bath Flash Fiction Anthology 2020.


  4. My life as a writer began when my husband and I decided to spend a year in Italy. I kept a journal which was later published as Ciao, Napoli. A Scrapbook of Wandering in Naples. I have compiled a book of short stories, titled Siren Shore inspired by our experiences in Italy. My work has appeared on Ovunque Siamo and Foxglove Journal. I am an active member of the New York Writers’ Coalition and of the Italian American Writers’ Association. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages and have also been involved in community theater.


  5. Anu is an Asian-American expat living in London. She graduated from Columbia University in 2000 with an Economics major, and an English concentration. She spent the last 20 years in finance, while haplessly mothering two children. Her first published piece from a pivot back to right-brain pursuits will appear in All Female Menu's first BIPOC issue: 'Art as Activism.'


  6. An engineering student by day and writer by night, Ash enjoys travelling and learning about the history of places. Sometimes they discover new things along the way, usually when they least expect it.


  7. Ashley N.E. Murphy is a reader, hiker, Girl Scout, and John Belushi superfan. She earned a PhD in Linguistics from Ball State University in 2012. After defending her dissertation, she moved to South Korea. She now lives in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, cats, a gecko, and a very tame ball python. She teaches English and administrates at Lehigh University.


  8. Ayesha writes reviews, short stories, plays, poetry, and essays. Her work has been staged and published widely. She’s from Karachi and lives in London.


  9. Ayuna Imura is a German-based queer Japanese-Italian writer. Growing up between natal Frankfurt and London and back again, she has cultivated a considerable knack for languages while also treasuring the unique blend of East and West in her heritage. When she's not chasing obscure story kernels down the rabbit hole of Japanese history or decoding the secrets of Chinese ideograms, she can be found on her balcony with ryokucha and red bean cakes as she works on her next story.


  10. Batnadiv HaKarmi is an American-born poet and painter living in Jerusalem. A graduate of the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar Ilan University, her work has been published in Poet Lore, Poetry International, Ilanot Review, Fragmented Voices, and New Flash Fiction Review . She is the recipient of the Andrea Moria Prize for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction.