We are thrilled to announce our long-list for the summer Oxford Flash Fiction Prize 2021.
Congratulations to all of the authors who reached the list and for all those who entered this round. We saw a wonderful range of genres, topics and stories from all over the world and it was hugely competitive. Many wonderful stories just missed the final list.
If your story is listed, please do not identify which story belongs to you, as the judges are hard at work making their decisions. We will be contacting you soon regarding our end of year anthology.
A Migration by Lydia Benson
All the times we could have eaten fish together by Ruth Bradshaw
Beauty by Georgia Cook
Blue by John Barron
Cliff walking by Barnaby Davis
Corvid epidemic cure by Sharon Boyle
Dandelion & the trapeze event by Niamh MacCabe
Dog on balcony. No dog on balcony by Philip Carter
Every time I smell pineapple grilling by Brittany Terwilliger
Where the happiness goes by Paddy McKenna
Ice finger by Julie Evans
Masquerade Sarah Martin
Mothers’ ruin by Yvonne Clarke
Now you don’t Hazel Osmond
Convalescence by Matthew Tucker
Profit and loss by Kevin Cheeseman
Rules for boys at play by Erik Wijkström
The favourite place G.A Wolf
The wish by Kevin West
The wolf and the deer by Lucas Cammack
The Hornbeam’s lament by Helen Williams
The magical white canvas shoes by Gayathiri Dhevi Appathurai
The twelve days of Christmas by David McVey
The workday by Brian Gully
Twenty-one species of fish called Sardine by Rosaleen Lynch
Two sugars by Audrey Niven
Was you going somewhere nice? by Anthony Cartwright
What goes around by David Lewis
Touch me again before I die by David Lewis
When the Monster is Hungry by Holly Kybett-Smith
Whiskey to milk by Tracey-anne Plater
In the next few weeks, we will be announcing our shortlist and then our winners.
So watch this space!
Our next competition will be opening on the 1 November 2021. So if you don’t find yourself on this list, we hope you’ll try again in our next competition and keep crafting your gems.