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Kathryn Aldridge-Morris is a freelance writer and teacher of creative writing and ESOL, living in Bristol, UK. Her short fiction has been widely published in online and print literary journals, including Wigleaf Top 50, The Forge Literary Magazine, Aesthetica, Fractured Lit, Fictive Dream, New Flash Fiction Review, Pithead Chapel, Flash Frog, Stanchion, Leon Literary Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, Bending Genres, Lunate, Bracken Magazine, Emerge Literary Journal, Janus Literary, Ellipsis Zine, The Phare, Cutbow Quarterly, The Drabble, Gastropoda, Paris Lit Up, The Centifictionist and Underground Overground Magazine. Her stories also appear or are forthcoming in seventeen print anthologies, most recently Awakenings: Stories of Body and Consciousness (ELJ Editions, 2023), Fuel: An anthology of prize-winning flash fictions (Fuel Flash, 2023) and Hope is The Thing: An Anthology (Lucent Dreaming, 2023).

Kathryn is the winner of The Forge Literary Magazine's competition for Flash Nonfiction, The Manchester Writing School and Manchester School of Theatre QuietManDave Prize, and Welsh publisher Lucent Dreaming’s Flash Fiction prize, as well as placing in several other writing contests. She has been a Runner-up in WOW! Women On Writing's Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest and a finalist in the SmokeLong Quarterly Summer Fiction contest, Flash Frog's 'Blue Frog Contest' and for New Flash Fiction Review's Flash Fiction prize.

She has listed and been highly commended in the prestigious Bath Flash Fiction Award and shortlisted in the Edinburgh Flash Fiction contest and the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Her stories 'No Words' and 'It's Not What Happens to You' have been showcased on BBC Sounds.

In 2023, her story ‘Electric Storm’ was selected for the Wigleaf Top 50, and her work has been nominated for Ellipsis Zine's Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize. 
She was a reader for the Welkin Prize and is currently a reader for the American literary journal 'In Short: A Journal of Flash Nonfiction' and for FlashFlood 2024.

Besides fiction, she writes ELT textbooks, teacher’s books and online teaching materials, runs community-based workshops in creative writing and writing for wellbeing, and is a freelance trainer for the charity sector working with refugees and people seeking asylum.

Kathryn Aldridge-Morris reading at the Manchester Writing School and Manchester School of Theatre 2022 QuietManDave Prize award ceremony.
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