Advisory Committee

Our board of experts help to shape and advise the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize, making sure that we try new and innovate strategies and processes to ensure a level playing field for everyone.

Freya Morris is an award-winning writer and Director of the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize. Her collection ‘This is (not about) David Bowie’ was published by Retreat West and received a special mention in the Saboteur Awards for Best Short Story Collection in 2019.

She’s been published in numerous publications in the UK and internationally, and shortlisted for a variety of awards. You can find her stories soaring the skies thanks to a short story vending machine, and gracing pillows in a hotel in Indonesia.

Farhana Shaikh is a writer and publisher born in Leicester. She is the editor of The Asian Writer and manages an independent press, Dahlia Publishing.

In 2017, she won the inaugural Travelex / Penguin Next Great Travel Writer Competition and was long-listed for the 2018 Spread the Word Life Writing Prize.

She can be found on Twitter talking about books and publishing @farhanashaikh.

Dr Clare Morgan is a fiction writer and literary critic.

Her most recent novel, A Book for All and None was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and shortlisted for the Author’s Club best novel award. Her short story collection An Affair of the Heart was published by Seren, and her new collection, Scar Tissue, is forthcoming with Seren in 2022. 

Her stories have been widely anthologized and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her book What Poetry Brings to Business was published by University of Michigan Press and her recent writing on the subject has featured in the Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, and Humanizing Business (Springer, 2021). She is founder and director of Oxford University’s creative writing programme and a Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford.

Louisa Adjoa Parker is a writer and poet of English-Ghanaian heritage who lives in the south west of England.

Her first poetry collections were published by Cinnamon Press, and her third, How to wear a skin, was published by Indigo Dreams. Her debut short story collection, Stay with me, was published in 2020 by Colenso Books. Her poetry pamphlet, She can still sing, was published by Flipped Eye in June 2021, and she has a coastal memoir forthcoming with Little Toller Books.  

Louisa’s poetry and prose has been widely published. She has been highly commended by the Forward Prize; twice shortlisted by the Bridport Prize; and her grief poem, Kindness, was commended by the National Poetry Competition 2019. She has performed her work in the south west and beyond and has run many writing workshops.  

Louisa has written extensively about ethnically diverse history and rural racism, and works as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultant. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer on rural racism, black history, and mental health.  


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