K.M. Elkes is the author of the flash fiction collection All That Is Between Us (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2019). He is currently working on a debut novel.
He was longlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2019 and his short stories have won, or been placed, in a number of international writing competitions, including the Manchester Fiction Prize, Royal Society of Literature VS Pritchett Prize, Fish Publishing Prize and the Bridport Prize, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and the Bath Short Story Award.
His work has appeared in more than 50 literary anthologies and journals, including The Lonely Crowd, Unthology, Mechanic’s Institute Review, Short Fiction Journal and Structo.
He is a short story tutor for Comma Press and also runs his own workshops and courses on short fiction.
His writing has featured on schools and college curricula in the USA and Hong Kong. He has twice been a recipient of an award from Arts Council England.
As a writer from a rural working class background, his work often reflects marginalised voices, and explores themes of transience, isolation and climate change.