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 20 anthologies. He has won the Fish Publishing Flash Fiction prize and been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize four times.
His fiction has been published in literary magazines including 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 and forthcoming at Unthology. 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 and flash fiction workshops (including at the UK’s only Flash Fiction Festival). And he is working on his first short fiction collection and ideas for a novel.
As a writer from a working class/low income background, his work often reflects marginalised voices and liminal places.