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.
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.