About Meg


Flash Fiction Workshops is the Teaching Website of Author Meg Pokrass

Meg Pokrass is the author of six flash fiction collections, an award-winning collection of prose poetry, “Cellulose Pajamas” (Blue Light Book Award, 2016) and a novella-in-flash from the Rose Metal Press. A new mini novella in flash, “The Loss Detector” just out from Bamboo Dart Press. Meg’s flash fiction, prose poetry and hybrid writing has been widely internationally anthologised; in 2 Norton Anthologies,  Best Small Fictions (2018 & 2019), the Wigleaf Top 50, and the BIFFY Awards (she received 3 BIFFY awards in 2019). Her work has appeared in over 500 literary magazines, both online and in print, including Electric Literature, Tin House, Smokelong, McSweeney’s, Wigleaf, Hobart, TSS Publishing. Meg serves as Flash Challenge Judge for Mslexia Magazine, Festival Curator and Workshop Presenter for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K., Co-Editor Best Microfiction, 2020 (Pelekinesis Press) and Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review.  She teaches flash fiction workshops both online and in person, most recently for the 2019 Mslexicon Festival in Leeds and Flash Fiction Festival U.K. (Bristol). Visit her Author Website for up-to-date publishing information.

Publications and Anthologies

Stories and poems of Meg Pokrass have appeared in over 500 literary magazines including Tin House, Electric Literature, Smokelong Quarterly, Five Points, Tupelo Quarterly and McSweeney’s. Her work has been internationally anthologized, including two Norton Anthology Readers: “Flash Fiction International” (W. W. Norton & Co., 2015), “New Micro” (W. W. Norton & Co., 2018), “Best Small Fictions, 2018” and “Best Small Fictions, 2019”, Wigleaf’s “Top 50 (4 times), “Flash Non-Fiction Funny” (edited by Dinty Moore), “Nothing Short of 100” (Outpost 19, 2017), and many, many others. 

Writing Judge and Editor

Meg regularly judges flash contests and has done so recently for Bath Flash Fiction Award, Mslexia Magazine, F(r)iction|Tethered By Letters, The Cambridge Short Story Prize|TSS Publishing,Talking Writing, Retreat West, National Flash Fiction Day.


Meg is as passionate about introducing writers to the form as she is about writing it! Her teaching style is known as both playful and caring, and she specializes in creating unique, experimental exercises for her students. You can follow Meg for her regular flash writing tips on Twitter.