The 2022 winter short-list

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

If your story is listed, please do not identify which story belongs to you, as the judges are hard at work making their decisions.


A Summoning Spell

Am I Human?

Asshole Dolphin

Birthday gift

Daisy Bradley, Fake Santa and Ballerina Barbie


He Doesn’t Know It Yet

How To Cultivate A Thankful And Happy Mindset



Portrait of the Dead


The De Facto Mother

The Egg

The Elephant Who Came For Tea

The Salt Trick

Next week, we will be announcing 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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