Become a Reader for the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize

In 2020, the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize launched to inspire writers all over the globe. It was a huge success, and we are always looking to diversify our team of Readers. 

As the gatekeepers, Readers are arguably the most important part of any competition. We are committed to equal opportunities, ensuring all roles with the Prize are publicly advertised and paid. Read more about why it’s important to remove barriers for inclusivity in this article.

What does it involve?

This is a remote, paid, freelance opportunity for someone who is passionate about flash fiction and has experience in writing and editing the form. With an analytical mind, you will be a voracious reader with excellent time management skills. All our Readers are required to be able to objectively recognise talent, and have a love of reading across a range of genres and authors.

We require all those involved in the running of the Prize to take an ‘Unconscious Bias’ training course if they haven’t done so already. 

When? 3 – 10 hours in the first week of August & February.

Pay: £9 ph

Deadline: Open call. We are always looking to diversify our readers so please get in touch.

This is a great opportunity for a devoted literature lover to help shape the Prize.

We strongly encourage applications from all over the world and from under-represented groups. 

About the organisation

The Oxford Flash Fiction Prize CIC is an international competition with a mission to discover the greats in flash fiction from all around the world. It aims to inspire and develop writing talent by providing motivation with a deadline, opportunity and international recognition. Competitions have the power to inspire, encourage, and elevate writers wherever they are on their journey. Writing also has a wider impact on society, improving memory, empathy, vocabulary, health, and enhances communication skills for a digital age. Founded in Oxford in 2021 as a community interest company, the Oxford Flash fiction prize is dedicated to encouraging new voices from all backgrounds by finding new approaches to how competitions are run.