Jonathan Cardew is the author of A World Beyond Cardboard (ELJ Editions, 2022). He hails from the Steel City but lives in the Cream City. He is not sure how this happened. A flash fiction fanatic, his stories can be found in numerous magazines and journals, including Cincinnati Review, No Contact Magazine, wigleaf, cream city review, Cleaver, and SmokeLong Quarterly, among others. His short-short stories have been honored in various prizes and anthologies, including the Fractured Literary Vol I Prize (winner), Best Microfiction 2021 (winner), the SmokeLong Prize for Flash Fiction (finalist), the Passages North Neutrino Prize (finalist), Bath Flash Fiction Award (shortlisted and longlisted), Best Small Fictions (finalist), Lunate Flash Fiction Award (finalist), and the Reflex Fiction Prize (longlisted). The former fiction editor for Connotation Press, he currently serves as blog editor and online workshop leader for Bending Genres. For more information and links to his published work, check out his website.

Read Jonathan’s story, “The Things They Took Away,” longlisted for the Reflex Fiction Prize and included in A World Beyond Cardboard.

Watch Jonathan read his story, “Rock Pools,” from the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology (Adhoc Fiction, 2020): Natonal Flash Fiction Day 2020 – Jonathan Cardew