Aki Schilz is a writer, editor, and poet. She is a Queen's Ferry Press Finalist (Best Small Fictions), has been featured in the Wigleaf Top 50 (2015) and is the winner of the inaugural Visual Verse Prize, supported by Andrew Motion, and the inaugural Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction, judged by Angela Readman. Her short fiction and poetry have been shortlisted for the HG Wells Prize and the Fish Prize, and appear in print (Popshot Magazine, The Colour of Saying, Kakania, An Unreliable Guide to London) and online (theNewerYork, The Bohemyth, Annexe Magazine, Cheap Pop Lit, The Vagina Project, Mnemoscape Magazine, And Other Poems). She is a judge for the Bridport Prize First Novel Award (2014; 2015; 2016), and in 2016 will be on the judging panel for the Creative Future Literary Awards.
Aki lives in London, UK, and is the Editorial Services Manager at The Literary Consultancy, the UK's first and leading editorial consultancy for writers. She writes micropoetry on Twitter @AkiSchilz, and co-curates the #LossLit project with Kit Caless (Influx Press). She is co-founder and editor of LossLit Magazine: losslit.com