Quick Fictions at the University of Oxford


St Edmund Hall will host a literary reading event with a difference, with all the stories read by their authors consisting of no more than 300 words, MC-ed by Nicholas Royle, author of Quilt and inventor of the Quick Fiction.

If you would like to take part in Quick Fictions in Oxford, you are warmly invited to write a very short piece of fiction (300 words at most, but 50 words or fewer is also fine) and send it to [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 15 February. You can send up to three submissions in a Word document that specifies:

  1. the title of the quick fiction(s);
  2. your name;
  3. your email address;
  4. and the word count of your quick fiction(s).

Authors of selected submissions will be invited to read at the Quick Fictions event in the College’s Old Dining Hall on 25 February at 8pm, and later to have their work published on the Quick Fictions app.

It is all free, and there will be refreshments including wine at the event itself.