Marissa lives with her family at 960 metres above sea level. She has a Masters in Science from the London School of Economics and sometimes falls asleep with her reading glasses on. After traveling and working all over the world, she is now a freelance editor and writer. Sometimes the world feels blurry and it isn’t the fault of those glasses, so she writes about it. Marissa is an award winning short fiction writer, having won the Bath Flash Fiction Award in 2019, and she’s proud to have a list of stories which podium-placed or short listed and long listed in international competitions. Her stories have been nominated in USA for; The Pushcart Prize, The Best Small Fictions Anthology. Closer to home, 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.
In 2020, Marissa had a short story long listed at the Mslexia short story competition. 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, FlashBack Fiction, Flash Frontier, National Flash Fiction Day Competition and blog.
Marissa is a fiction reader for the literary magazine Atticus Review. You can follow her on her Twitter feed in the triangle below or @Hoffmannwriter.