KM Elkes is an author, editor, creative writing teacher, musician and redhead. Since taking up fiction writing seriously in 2012, he has won or been placed in a number of international writing competitions, and appeared in more than 25 anthologies of short fiction. He has won the Fish Publishing Flash Fiction prize, the Bath Flash Fiction Award and been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize four times.
His fiction has been published in literary magazines including Unthology, Short Fiction Journal, The Lonely Crowd, Structo, Brittle Star, Bare Fiction, Accenti Magazine (Canada), Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine online at Litro and East Of The Web. His work has also been used on schools and college curriculum in USA, Canada, Switzerland, UK and China (Hong Kong).
More recently, he has run short story and flash fiction workshops, including a course for Comma Press. He is working on his first short fiction collection and ideas for a novel.
As a writer from a rural working class background, his work often reflects marginalised voices and liminal places.