Marissa is a British editor and writer of non-fiction and fiction. She lives with her family at 960 metres above sea level. She has a MSc in Social Policy and Planning for Developing Countries from the London School of Economics, and occasionally falls asleep with her reading glasses on. Because the world sometimes feels blurry, and that isn’t the fault of those glasses, she writes short stories and flash fiction searching for human truths.
Marissa is an award winning short fiction writer, having won the Bath Flash Fiction Award in 2019, and the Bath Short Story Award in 2020. She’s proud to have a list of stories which podium-placed or short listed and long listed in international competitions. In 2020, Marissa had a long listed story at the Mslexia short story competition. Her stories have been nominated in USA for; The Pushcart Prize, The Best Small Fictions Anthology. She’s had a number of stories nominated for a BIFFY50 (Best of British and Irish Flash Fiction) 50 list, and a nomination for Best Micro Fiction. Her story ‘Bodily ‘Fluids’ appears on the US Wigleaf Top 50 long list 2020 and her flash ‘Angie’ appears on the 2020 BIFFY 50 list.
Her flash fiction is online at The New Flash Fiction Review, FlashBack Fiction, Milk Candy Review, Bending Genres, The Citron Review, The Flash Flood Journal, Paragraph Planet, The Drabble, Flash Frontier, Reflex Fiction, Ad Hoc Fiction, The London Independent Story Prize, Storgy Kids and The Sunlight Press, National Flash Fiction Day competition and blog.
Marissa is a fiction reader for the US literary magazine Atticus Review. You can follow her on her Twitter feed in the triangle below or @Hoffmannwriter.