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Randall Brown is the author of the award-winning flash fiction collection Mad toLive (Flume Press 2008), a collection that has been recently republished by PS Books in Philadelphia as a Deluxe Edition with "bonus tracks" (PS Books 2011). He directs and teaches at Rosemont College's MFA in Creative Writing program. He's been published widely, both online and in print, and has appeared in various anthologies, both here and abroad, including The Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction (W.W. Norton 2010). His essay on (very) short fiction appears in The Rose Metal Press FieldGuide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field (Rose Metal Press 2009).  He worked as editor and lead editor with the flash fiction journal SmokeLong Quarterly from 2004-2009 and in 2010 founded Matter Press and its Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. He blogs regularly at FlashFiction.Net.

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