Writer and Teacher

Meg Pokrass

Meg Pokrass is the author of eight flash fiction collections, two award-winning collections of hybrid prose, and two novellas-in-flash.

Her books include Damn Sure Right (Press 53, 2011), The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down (Etruscan Press, 2015), My Very End of the Universe: Five Novellas in Flash and a Study of the Form (Rose Metal Press, 2015), Alligators At Night (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2018), Triple #12 (Ravenna Press, 2019), Alice In Wonderland Syndrome (V. Press, 2020), The Dog Seated Next to Me (Pelekinesis, 2020), The Loss Detector, a novella-in-flash (Bamboo Dart Press, 2021), Spinning to Mars (Blue Light Press, 2021), and co-author of The House of Gran Padano, with Jeff Friedman (Pelekinesis Press, 2022). Forthcoming in 2024 are 2 new collections: Breath and Shadow: Six Sentence Stories (with Robert Scotellaro, forthcoming from MadHat Press) and The First Law of Holes: New and Selected Stories  (forthcoming from Dzanc Books in September 2024).

Her stories have been published in New England Review, Five Points, McSweeney’s, Passages North, Washington Square Review, Electric LiteratureAmerican Journal of PoetryWaxwingWigleaf, Smokelong Quarterly and more than 800 literary journals, including The Best Small Fictions, Best British and Irish Flash Fiction Award (BIFFY 50), Wigleaf Top 50, and two Norton Anthologies of flash fiction: Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton & Co., 2015) and New Micro (W. W. Norton & Co, 2018) and the forthcoming Flash Fiction America (W. W. Norton & Co, 2021). Meg is the Founding Editor of New Flash Fiction Review and the Founding Series Co-Editor of the Best Microfiction Anthology Series, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K., and Columnist (Flash Challenge Judge and creator) at Mslexia Magazine.
Meg is an American writer living in Inverness, Scotland.


“The nuanced tonal complexity, which can go from the whimsical to a darker irony in the turn of a phrase, has been the signature feature of the work of Meg Pokrass.”

—Stuart Dybek