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‘“A Pop Star Trapped in the Body of a Flasher”: An Interview with David Gaffney’ (April 2013). To read the interview, click here. It was first published in Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, 4.1 (April 2014), 125–30.

Gaffney, the UK’s leading writer of flash fiction, is author of four collections – Sawn-Off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007), The Half-Life of Songs (2010), and More Sawn-Off Tales (2013) – and the novel Never Never (2008). His stories have also appeared in numerous anthologies, e-zines, and periodicals, including Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, 1.1 (2008), 3.1 (2010), and 6.1 (2013). His short-short collections are reviewed in Flash, 2.1 (2009), 4.2 (2011), and 6.2 (2013).  For more information about Gaffney, click here.

‘“As if on a magic carpet’: An Interview with Vanessa Gebbie’ (January 2015). To read the interview, click here. It was first published in Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, 4.2 (October 2014; actual publication date October 2015), 233-39.

Gebbie is author of two short-story collections – Words from a Glass Bubble (2008) and Storm Warning: Echoes of Conflict (2010) – the novel The Coward’s Tale (2011), and the poetry pamphlet The Half-Life of Fathers (2013). She is editor of Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story(2009) and contributor to The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction (2009). Her flashes and reviews have appeared in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, 3.2 (2010), 5.1 (2012), 6.1 (2013), and 7.1 (2014). Storm Warning was reviewed in Flash, 4.2 (2011). For more information about Gebbie, click here.


An Interview with Robert Shapard. Shapard is author of Motel and Other Stories (2005) and co-editor of Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1986), Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short-Short Stories (1989), Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories (1996), Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories (2006), New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond (2007), Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America (2010), and Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World(2015). His review of Lydia Davis’s Can’t and Won’t appeared in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, 7.2 (2014). Sudden Fiction Latino was reviewed in Flash, 4.1 (2011). For more information about Shapard, click here.


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International Flash Fiction Association
Department of English 
University of Chester 
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Chester CH1 4BJ


Directors   Dr Peter Blair  Dr Ashley Chantler