Third place: …now you don’t by Hazel Osmond

They used to laugh about it before they went on. It was their warm-up and lucky routine. She’d be contorting herself in some corner near the plug socket, coaxing her hair to twice its volume with a hot wand, and he’d take his wand out of its case and with a white, black, white wave over hisContinue reading “Third place: …now you don’t by Hazel Osmond”

New Voice Award: The Hornbeam’s lament by Helen Williams

Autumn 1901 The axes, saws and chains came that autumn. I was only 82 years old then. They cleared the land to build the house, removing the woodland around me with indecent haste. The sounds of the crashing branches as they felled my family haunt me still. Then, they stopped, and left me, a loneContinue reading “New Voice Award: The Hornbeam’s lament by Helen Williams”

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 ourContinue reading “The 2021 summer short-list”

The 2021 summer long-list

We are thrilled to announce our long-list for the summer Oxford Flash Fiction Prize 2021. 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 wonderfulContinue reading “The 2021 summer long-list”