About K.M. Elkes


I began writing fiction regularly in 2012. Since then I have won or been placed in a number of international writing competitions, including the Manchester Fiction Prize; Fish Publishing Prize and the Bridport Prize, and my work has appeared in 30 print anthologies.

A flash fiction collection ‘All That Is Between Us’ will be published in paperback and e-book by AdHoc Fiction in 2019. I am also working on a debut short story collection and the beginnings of a novel.

My 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 and online at Litro and East Of The Web. Stories have also been used on schools and college curricula in USA, Canada, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

I recently tutored a six-month Short Story course for Comma Press and have run a number of short fiction workshops.

As a writer from a rural working class background, my work often reflects marginalised voices and liminal places.