Julia Anderson is a flash fictioneer who also writes short stories, poetry, essays, and features. She has been published in the Words with Jam anthology and in a range of magazines. She has come first, second or third in a handful of competitions as well as being shortlisted or longlisted in quite a few more.

For 2016, she’s set herself a challenge to write mainly happy or humorous fiction instead of writing about her usual topics containing mostly sad, bad, or mad characters. For this, she feels sure that many competition judges will be grateful and that she’ll feel generally more cheerful herself.  Following Ray Bradbury’s advice to all writers, she reads one poem, one essay, and one short story every day. (As well as all the other books she has on the go.)