Lola Elvy is the founding editor of the youth journal fingers comma toes and runs the youth National Flash Fiction Day competition. She writes music, poetry and other forms of creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to writing, she is passionate about language, art and the environment, and speaks English, German and Swedish. She worked tutoring English as a second language at a Montessori school in Germany in 2019, and is now based in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Her poetry has been featured in Fast FibresOlentangy Review and The Larger Geometry: poems for peace (anthology, 2018) and A Cluster of Lights: 52 writers around the world (2022).