The 2021 summer short-list

We are thrilled to announce our short-list for the summer Oxford Flash Fiction Prize 2021.

Congratulations to all of the authors who reached the 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.

SHORTLISTED STORIES

A Migration by Lydia Benson

All the times we could have eaten fish together by Ruth Bradshaw

Cliff walking by Barnaby Davis

Convalescence by Matthew Tucker

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

Ice finger by Julie Evans

Masquerade Sarah Martin

Now you don’t Hazel Osmond

Profit and loss by Kevin Cheeseman

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

Twenty-one species of fish called Sardine by Rosaleen Lynch

Two sugars by Audrey Niven

Was you going somewhere nice? by Anthony Cartwright

When the Monster is Hungry by Holly Kybett-Smith

Whiskey to milk by Tracey-anne Plater

Soon we will be announcing those behind the shortlist and longlist, and the winners!

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.

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