The 2022 winter long-list

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We are thrilled to announce our long-list for the winter Oxford Flash Fiction Prize 2022.

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 and for those we have permission to email – we will be letting you know! 

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 Summoning Spell
  • About his bike
  • Am I Human
  • Asshole Dolphin
  • Birthday Gift
  • Daisy Bradley, Fake Santa and Ballerina Barbie
  • Devastation
  • Essential Oils for Sleepless Nights
  • Evensong
  • Every Seventh Wave
  • Fireflies
  • He Doesn’t Know It Yet
  • How To Cultivate A Thankful And Happy Mindset
  • Ill-suited
  • Little Washerwoman of Wilaghmore
  • Mishap
  • Nurture
  • Portrait of the Dead
  • Ravine
  • Revolutionary act
  • The De Facto Mother
  • The egg
  • The Elephant who came for tea
  • The Last Testament of Robert Winter
  • The Matryoshka’s Smile
  • The Misremembered Youth of Geraldine Bean
  • The Salt Trick
  • The Scarsdale Bequest
  • Weaponised Incompetence
  • What’s been said about slate

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 June 2022. So if you don’t find yourself on this list, we hope you’ll try again in our next competition and keep crafting.

Published by FJ Morris

Author & Director of Oxford Flash Fiction Prize. West Country bumpkin who can't kill anything but characters. Loves to grow big stories and big plants. Always looking for omens and four leaf clovers.

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