Established by undergraduates in the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, Flash seeks to be an exciting forum for literary criticism and creative writing which moves beyond the restrictions of degree-level assessment. This stems from a belief that students looking toward postgraduate study or careers in writing and publishing do not currently have an opportunity to gain experience in these areas during their undergraduate careers.

We aim to promote a sense of fun, of playful anarchy, throughout the issues. As the title suggests, Flash seeks short, experimental literary contributions, but also accept longer pieces. We also wish to encourage discussion and debate through this site’s comment facility.

The Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University is a forward-looking, innovative department informed by award-winning writing and outstanding scholarship. The Department is placed 14th in the UK by both the Times Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide, and within the world’s top 60 English departments by the QS World University Rankings.

By email: lancasterflash@gmail.com

The current Flash Editorial Committee, 2017/18:

Executive Editors:
Rachel Poultney, Third Year
Teodora Nikolova, Third Year

Publicity and Events Editors:
Jenny Grealis, Third Year
Danielle Miller, Third Year

Alice Hiley, Third Year
Ruth Jones, Third Year
Sarah Jane Calleneder, Third Year
Leena Sidat, Third Year
Olivia Foskett, Second Year
Chrissie Dawson, Second Year

Flash Editorial Committee, 2016-2017:

Executive Editors:
Srishti Kadu, Third Year
Teodora Nikolova, Second Year

Publicity and Events Editor:
Jenny Grealis, Second Year

Alice Hiley, Second Year
Jess Phillips, Second Year
Katie Simpson, Second Year
Matt Tattersall, Second Year
Rebecca Shaw, Second Year
Ruth Jones, Second Year

Flash Editorial Committee, 2014-2015:

Executive Editors:
Joshua Wilson, Third Year
Sianne Fraser, Second Year

Becca Parkinson, Second Year
Betty Doyle, Second Year
Hannah Clarke, Second Year

Publicity & Events Editor
Chandler Yang, Second Year

Flash Editorial Committee, 2013-2014:

General Editors:
Emma Burridge, Third Year

Second Editors:
Daisy Mortimer, Third Year
Jonathan Eldridge, Second Year
Lauren Hartshorn, Second Year
Dan Owen, Postgrad

Publicity and Web Editor:
Amber Goodwin, Third Year

Flash Editorial Committee, 2012-2013:

General Editors:
Emma Earnshaw, Third Year
Layla Hendlow, Third Year

Second Editors:
Elena Jones, Third Year
Dan Wilder, Third Year
Josie Campbell, Postgrad

Web Editor:
Emma Burridge, Second Year

Flash Editorial Committee, Summer Term 2012:

General Editor + Founder:
Jonnie Critchley, Third Year

Critical Writing Editors: 
Emily Robertson, Third Year
Emma Earnshaw, Second Year
Lee Dickson, First Year

Creative Writing Editors:
James Clewes, Third Year
Elena Jones, Second Year
Imogen Joinson, First Year

Flash is aided by the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster. The editors are particularly grateful for the support of John Schad, Jen Ashworth, Brian Baker and Lindsey King.

For more on the conception and establishment of this project, and a vision for sustainability and development, see our constitution.


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