Karen Jones is a prose writer from Glasgow with a preference for flash and short fiction. She is addicted to writing competitions and is a perennial long/short-lister. Her story, Small Mercies, was nominated for Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize and is included in Best Small Fictions 2019.

She also one of the editors for the Best British and Irish Flash Fiction for 2019-2020 – and says that ‘Mainly I’ll be looking for stories that make me stop and think and sigh and say, ‘Man, I wish I’d written that!’

Listen to Karen Jones on the Read All About It Podcast HERE


1. Favourite book from childhood:
A Candle in Her Room by Ruth M. Arthur

2. Favourite book from teenage/university years:
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

3. A book you would recommend to anyone:
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again:
Everything I’ve ever read by Ian McEwan but we’ll go with Enduring Love!

5. The last book you read or are currently reading:
(Most of) A Novel by Bella De La Rocher