Author of the article

Meg Pokrass is the author of 6 flash collections, two novellas-in-flash, an award winning collection of prose poetry, and a 2020 collection of microfiction, Spinning to Mars, which won the Blue Light Book Award. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Washington Square Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Split Lip and McSweeney's has been anthologized in New Micro (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018) and The Best Small Fictions 2018 and 2019. Find out more at

Twitter: @megpokrass

Aimee Parkison, author of Girl Zoo, Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman, Woman with Dark Horses, The Innocent Party, and The Petals of Your Eyes, has won FC2’s Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. She is a Professor at Oklahoma State University and serves on FC2’s Board of Directors. More information about Parkison and her writing can be found at

Twitter: @AimeeParkison