Randall Brown, is the author of the award-winning flash fiction collection Mad to Live (Flume Press), a collection that has been recently republished by PS Books in Philadelphia as a deluxe edition with "bonus tracks." He has an MFA from Vermont College and a BA from Tufts University—along with an M.Ed. and a B.S. in Education. His poems, essays, short fiction, and flash fiction pieces have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous online and print literary journals, including Tin House (Plotto Winner), American Short Fiction (August Feature), Harpur Palate, Gathering of the Tribes, Redivider, Mississippi Review, Cream City Review, Hunger Mountain, Connecticut Review, upstreet, and others.
His work has received nominations for the Pushcart, O. Henry, Million Writers, and Best of Web Prizes-—and has appeared in various anthologies, both here and abroad, including The Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction. His essay on (very) short fiction appears in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field. From 2004-09, he served as editor and lead editor with SmokeLong Quarterly; in 2010, he founded and currently manages Matter Press, a community-based, non-profit literary press that publishes an online literary journal (The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts) and print collections of (very) short prose. He also founded FlashFiction.Net, a nationally recognized blog with a singular mission: "To prepare writers, readers, editors, and fans for the imminent rise to power of that machine that hugest of things in the tiniest of spaces: flash fiction!"