WINNERS Fish Short Story Prize 2012/13

Judge Philip O'Ceallaigh has chosen the following stories to be published in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

First: Sally Franicevich - The Nut Machine

Second: Elaine McCluskey - Something Pretty Something Nice

Third: Jacqueline P. Haskell - One for Hello, One for Goodbye

 

Honorary Mentions:

Kirstin Zhang - In Their Song

David Lewis - Get, Get Over It

Jennifer Bailey - A Sense of Obligation

Katya Maddison - A Terrible Business

Robin Samu - Theft of Services

Monica Garvey - Thunderhead

Lucy Maxwell Scott - Misappropriation

 


LONGLIST Fish Short Story Prize 2012/13

348 stories longlisted
(1,560 stories submitted in total)

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Turritopsis Nutricula

Aengus Murray

Tipping Point

Akiho Schilz

WINNERS AND LOSERS

Alan Coley

A Man of Wealth and Taste

Alan Harrison

Go Wild in the Country

Alan McCormick

The Page Three Girls

Alan McMonagle

No Need for Flowers

Alan Wood

Taken

Alan Wood

DOCTOR GOD

Albert Wachtel

Subterfuge

Alexander Hall

Stella Forsaken

Alexandra O'Toole

The Snake

Andrew Fitzpatrick

Dreamland

Andrew McMahon

Good Rubbish

Andy Kissane

With a smile and a wink

Angela Blackburn

Terry Taliban

Annette Sills

Parallel Lives

Anthony Howcroft

Grandmother's Eyes

anthony powers

Do you mind?

Antoinette McCarthy

She is Silence

Aongus Murtagh

Bags Groove, Take 2

aruna vasudevan

L'Ortolan

Barbara Mogerley

A Good Job

Barbara Tarrant

Knife Edge

Barbara Wren

Linda (A Fairy Tale of Sorts)

Barry Litherland

Shadows

Barry Troy

A Singular Pursuit

Barry Troy

JFK Night

Barry Troy

Tuning

Bennett Elliott

Under New Management

Bill Adelson

Poison Hands

Bob Oosthuizen

The Fountain

Bonnie Nelissen

You are too Old for Pastels

Breid Sibley

13 Saint Lucifer Street

Brendan Lawlor

Metaphrasis

C S Mee

The Silencing

Cait Atherton

Under the Woodbox

Carly Roberts

Time Out

Carol Jones

Sticks and Stones

Caroline Bracken

Suck

Caroline Grebbell

The Hill

Caroline Greene

The Kate Moss Blues

caroline Lambie

Thorn

caroline Lambie

Is it so hard to say?

Catherine Harris

Tom's Shoes

Catherine House

Jim- Boy

Catherine Watkins

Clear Reflection

Cathriona Slammon

Two Falls

cb anderson

Finding Finnegan

Celia Reynolds

The Break-in

Cerian Griffiths

These Are The Things

chris connolly

katzenjammer

chris connolly

Eye of the beholder

Christian Cook

Tiny Little Things

claire black

That It Would Not Come

Claire Harnett

Somewhere In Between

Clare Le May

Missing Persons

Clare Le May

This Empty House

Colin Burns

ELECTRA-GLIDE IN BLUE

Colin Watts

A Fair Account

Conor Keane

The First Rains of August

conor mcmanus

Strawberry Picking

Corinne Fowler

The Fat Girl and The Octopus

Cristina Galvin

The Boy

Csilla Toldy

Bringing Him Home

Cynthia Hyde

Jig

Daniel Finnegan

Bethesda

David Armstrong

Get, Get Over It

David Lewis

And I Am The Arrow

David Salter

Here, Inside the Volcano

David Strickland

Gifted

Dawn Lowe

A Little Trouble with the Spirits

Deborah Cameron

The Workings of Things

Declan Hannigan

The Professional

Dianne Hagan

The Widower

DOLORES WALSHE

Red As Little Drugger's Mustang

DOLORES WALSHE

Sweet Night

Doreen Duffy

Crossing the Rip

Dorothy Johnston

Smartphone

Edward Young

Something Pretty, Something Nice

Elaine McCluskey

Wisewoman

Elizabeth Kay

A Different Way of Walking

Elizabeth Pepper

When We Lived on Ferry Road

Emily Cleaver

Sleeptalking

Emily Sullivan

Live where the real winds blow

Ettie Holland

Press Button 'A'

Eoin Devereaux

Dyet Martoz

Eva Lomski

By the Light of the Moon

Eve Vamvas

The Sweet Smell of Death

Fiona Drury

Life-Streamers

Fleur Smithwick

The Anatomy of a Touch

Fleur Smithwick

The Price of Perfection

Frances Kenny

Nosebleed

Frank Cossa

The Invisible Minaret

Fraser Robinson

Playing Out

Gary Quinn

In Space

Gavin Weston

Axe+Head=Dead

George Filip

For the love of General

GEORGE PAVLOU

Some Days Even the Goldfish....

Georgina Eddison

Sin

Georgina Eddison

Yana

Georgina Eddison

The Night Shift

Gerry McKeague

Township Jazz

Gerry McKeague

Surfing in St Ives

Gillian Bowman

Last Girl Against the Wall

Graham Tugwell

Full of Grace

Grainne Murphy

The Rose Seller of St Petersburg

Guinevere Glasfurd-Brown

What We're Facing

Gwen Tener

Corporation Man

Harold Mally

Cows and Consolation

Helen Christine Geoghegan

Watermark

Helen Newdick

A Savage Place

Hilary Lloyd

Dubious Connections

Iain Napier

Redemption

Ian Bowrey

Flashing Lights

Ian Humphreys

An Ancient-World Excuse-Me

Ian Madden

Sweet Ladies of Bedminster Down

Ian Madden

Mr Butterfill's Misdemeanours

Ian Madden

The Last Resort

Isa Moynihan

Cafe in the Hills

Isabel Turvey

Candles

Jack Timlin

The Turnip Flower

Jacqueline Corcoran

One for hello, one for goodbye

Jacqueline P Haskell

Sweet Table

Jamaica Baldwin

Callbird.

James Martyn Joyce

Cartoon Super Girl

Jane Seaford

Subterranean Ghost Station Blues

Jane Williamson

Is It Sunday Yet?

Janet Swinney

Don't Flinch

Janine Mikosza

Jack the Hat

Jeff Price

Red House

Jenni Lawson

An Accident

Jennifer Bailey

'A Sense of Obligation

Jennifer Bailey

Olive Lovelock Decides

Jenny Ackland

Cardamom

Jessica Breheny

Suicide is Painless

jessie cole

The Art of Patience

Jill Kathryn Wilson

Knuckle Deep

Jim Brennan

A Godless Prayer for the Feet

Jo Ely

I Long 2B Close 2U

Joanna Bury

Solid Orange Sea

Joanna Campbell

She Gave Me Back the City

Jody Callahan

July, 1930

Joe Golombek, Jr.

Big Boned Miracle

John Biggs

Lashkar-Gar

John de Holland

A Stroke of Genius

John Karter

THE LEMON WOOD BOW

JOHN MCCABE

The Ascension of Ignatious Gilhooley

John-Patrick Bell

Bear Country Blues

John Van Kirk

Into The Water

John-Randolph Thornton

There Was Nothing Else To Do

Jonathan Carr

Rest Home

Jonathan Maas

What's Expected

Jonathan McCabe

Laughing Man

Jonathan Priest

I see no ships

Jude Brown

The Big Blue

Jude Brown

The Caravan

Jude Higgins

What is a Faye Carlson?

Julia Breens

Through the Window

Juliana Feaver

Just Another Nothing Day

Julie Hetherington

A Wild Mannered Country

Julie Kearney

Places We Go

julie-ann rowell

Who Are You Looking At, Medusa?

Juliette Adair

Barn

June Andrews

Origins

Karen Ashe

The Ladies of Kensington Gore

Karen Haggarty

Dirty Little Secret

Karen Hollands

The Pretend Lake

Karen Stevens

The Boy in the Dirty Trousers

Kate Forlong

Shades of Deficit

kathy mansfield

In the name of the cross we bear

katya maddison

A Terrible Business

katya maddison

The Courier

Keith Spragg

The Worst Night

Kelly Kavanaugh

Gold Cross

Kieran Bates

In Their Song

Kirstin Zhang

Behind the Open Windows

Kristen-Paige Madonia

Death Waits for Picasso

Kristina Amadeus

One Grey, please - with Stinkies

Kristina Amadeus

The 9th Story

Lara-Jo Taylor

Bosphorus Blues

Laura McVeigh

Arnold's Emporium of Good Ideas

Laura McVeigh

Holy Words

Laurie Jacobs

Control Alt Delete

Laurie Steed

The One that Got Away

Lea Scott

Ordinary Time

Lee Berg

Scattered Jack

Lee Williams

An Errant Light

Leona Cully

Oramorph

Lesley Gray

Audition

Leslie Rodd

Young Boat People

Liam O'Reilly

Jacaranda

Linda Brucesmith

The Lost Door

Lindsay Fisher

Small

Lisa Harding

06:54 – 09:42hrs

Lisa Smithies

The Misunderstood Curse of Diego Villarreal

Liz Tucker

The Zealot Plays King's Cup

Lolita De Palma

A Common Odor

Louise Marburg

Finishing

Lucas Jacob

Positional Asphyxia

 Lucy Apps

Misappropriation

Lucy Maxwell Scott

Someone is screaming

Lucy Maxwell Scott

Appetites

Maggie Ling

Rambutan!

Mai Nardone

Rambutan!

Mai Nardone

Out Along Lea

Marjorie Kennedy

Prodigal

Marjorie Kennedy

Raptor

Marjorie Kennedy

HUNTING

Marjorie Kennedy

The Beach

Mark Arnold

Modern Love

Mark Arnold

Stockholm

Mark Arnold

THE GOOD BROTHER

Mark Gallacher

BROKEN WINDOW

Mark Gallacher

Frank and the Fly

Mark Liddington

Butcher's Creek

Mark Smith

Found Dead

Mary Dixon

VERMILION

Mary O'Shea

Epiphany

Mary Shiel

Loving Things

Mary-Anne Bartlett

Red Belly Black

Mary-Ellen Stringer

The Animals Tradition

Matthew Pitt

The Last Real Emergency

Maurice Greenberg

In the Hammam

McKay McFadden

Dark and Light

Meg Green

Fill the Dark

Meghan Daniels

This is a Home Watch Area

Melanie Amri

Nachman's Christmas

Melinda Mullins

GUARDING DEMONS

MICHAEL ALEXANDER

Every Monkey has his Moment

Michael Dugdale

I touched Justin Bieber

Michael Marett-Crosby

Noting Nothing

Michael Naghten Shanks

Stillwater Fishing

michelle brock

Je Parle Francais

Michelle Scorziello

Surface Tension

Mike Murray

Slipping Into the Gene Pool

Mike Tuohy

Co-Pilot

Miles Salter

The Flag Burning

Moharem El Gihani

Thunderhead

Monica Garvey

The Fish

Nadia Ibrashi

Dead Phone

Natalka Burian

We Are Making a New World

Nathan O'Donnell

The Writer and the Painter

Nathan Senge

Dogfish

Niamh Hamill

The Street That Said No

Nicholas Hancock

Train to Kings Cross

Nick Leach

The American Farmer

Nick Walsh

Last Night in Cleary

Nicole Walsh

THE FORBIDDEN ROCK

nina milton

PENUMBRA

NINA RAPI

ARIS

NINA RAPI

Gamewidow

Niyati Keni

Parents

Noel King

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Nov. 12, 2012, 11:23 a.m.

The Backpacker

Oana Aristide

Voyeurs

Paddy Doherty

Harold's Egg

Pam Poole

Maud Gonne

Patricia Begley

If All The World Were Mine

Patricia Brieschke

Just Dessert

Patricia Fenn

Keep Talking, Son

Patricia Fenn

The Forty Club

patricia jackson

Foundlings

Paul Currion

The Citadel

Paul David Adkin

At The Vanishing Lake

Paul McMichael

Better the Devil

Paula Fusco

In the Frame

Penny Simpson

Monkey

Peter Howard

One night in Ballinamore

Peter Murphy

Freddie Mercury's Anniversary

Phyl Herbert

Something to Regret in the Morning

Philip Brewster

The Dream

Phyllis Mahfoud

A Waste of Space

Phyllis Mahfoud

The Other Ones

Pippa Gaubert

The Time Garden

Pippa Gaubert

The Seal Wife

Polis Loizou

The End and the Beginning of Jason Wilkins

Rachel Elliott

The Unforeseeable Future

Rajith Savanadasa

Bar Girl

Rebecca Hayman

Noticing Pigeon Feathers

Rebecca Swirsky

The Five Truths of Manhood

Rebekah Clarkson

Too Much Of Nothing

Reece Choules

Wasteland of the Free

Renesh Lakhan

The Homecoming

 Rhys Timson

Say Hello to Ravi

Richard Bond

Man of the House

Richard Purcell

Downpour

Richard Scarsbrook

The Tiger Cow

Robert Dailey

Baggage Claim

Robert Saul

Theft of Services

Robin Samu

London

Rona May Bryan

Disappearer

Ronan Carton

Downpour

Ronan Lucy

Degrees Of Separation

Rosemary Dun

A Dish Best Served Cold

Rosie Cowan

A Different Perspective

Rosie Cowan

Tender to the Shore

Rupert Jenkins

Hyacinth and Me

Ruth Davis

The Right Place

Ruth Hayhurst

Lost

Ryan Power

Blood

Saffron Marchant

Staring Match

Safia Shah

They Will Love Me Again

Saleem Haddad

The Airstream

Sallie Bingham

That will be an end to it

Sally Bramley

The Nut Machine

Sally Franicevich

9th and Pine, 1989

Sam Sudar

The Beauty of the Word Bloom

Sam Sudar

The Life of a House

Sam Sudar

Fandango

sandra bordigoni

Voices at Dark

Scott Kauffman

Luck Can Be Like a Woman

Scott Kauffman

Leave it to Bertie

Sean McCann

Orient Point Light

Sheila MacAvoy

The Night Song

Sid Tafler

Fred's Ma

Sinead Hamill

Mortal Sins

sinead roarty

Baba Borka

Sofia Stambolieva

EASY MEAT

Stan Myers

Partitions

Stephanie Scott

The driver

Stephen Dineen

The feeling of rightness

Stephen Flanagan

The Alpha Male

Steve Finan

Eva's Forearm

Steve Walsh

Escape

Stewart Legg

At the Turning of the Tide

Stuart Tallack

I Think I'm Going to Die Today

Susan Arscott

Lillian Walsh

Susan Daniels

Two Views Through the Looking Glass

Susan Lynch

The house of the fallen women

Suzanne O'Sullivan

Heaven Came Down

Talya Boerner

Aswim

Thomas Delaney

A Little Bread and Water

Thomas Froese

Atlantic Blue

Tim Rowe

Safi

Toby Vaughan

SNOW

Tom Murray

Birthday Boy

Tony Linkson

A Skilled Practitioner

Valerie Ryan

And It Begins

Vic Heath

Break In Attempt No. 1

Victoria Guest

Crooked Arc

Wayne O'Keeffe

The Other Room

Wendy Brandmark

I Eat People

Will Davis

The Trade

wolfgang eulitz

K-Holing

Xanthi Barker

Horse

Yoshino Funaki

Teppoudama; A Bullet

Yuki Ogura

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SHORTLIST Fish Short Story Prize 2012/13

89 stories shortlisted
(1,560 stories submitted in total)

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Go Wild in the Country

Alan McCormick

DOCTOR GOD

Albert Wachtel

JFK Night

Barry Troy

13 Saint Lucifer Street

Brendan Lawlor

The Silencing

Cait Atherton

Under the Woodbox

Carly Roberts

Is it so hard to say?

Catherine Harris

Two Falls

cb anderson

Finding Finnegan

Celia Reynolds

katzenjammer

chris connolly

Missing Persons

Clare Le May

This Empty House

Colin Burns

The First Rains of August

Conor Mc Manus

Jig

Daniel Finnegan

Get, Get Over It

David Lewis

Here, Inside the Volcano

David Strickland

A Little Trouble with the Spirits

Deborah Cameron

The Workings of Things

Declan Hannigan

Red As Little Drugger's Mustang

DOLORES WALSHE

Sweet Night

Doreen Duffy

Smartphone

Edward Young

Something Pretty, Something Nice

Elaine McCluskey

Live where the real winds blow

Ettie Holland

Press Button 'A'

Eoin Devereaux

By the Light of the Moon

Eve Vamvas

The Anatomy of a Touch

Fleur Smithwick

Full of Grace

Grainne Murphy

The Rose Seller of St Petersburg

Guinevere Glasfurd-Brown

What We're Facing

Gwen Tener

Corporation Man

Harold Mally

Watermark

Helen Newdick

Flashing Lights

Ian Humphreys

One for hello, one for goodbye

Jacqueline P Haskell

Jack the Hat

Jeff Price

Red House

Jenni Lawson

'A Sense of Obligation

Jennifer Bailey

Cardamom

Jessica Breheny

The Art of Patience

Jill Kathryn Wilson

A Godless Prayer for the Feet

Jo Ely

THE LEMON WOOD BOW

JOHN MCCABE

The Big Blue

Jude Brown

What is a Faye Carlson?

Julia Breens

Origins

Karen Ashe

A Terrible Business

katya maddison

In Their Song

Kirstin Zhang

Death Waits for Picasso

Kristina Amadeus

One Grey, please - with Stinkies

Kristina Amadeus

An Errant Light

Leona Cully

Audition

Leslie Rodd

Misappropriation

Lucy Maxwell Scott

Someone is screaming

Lucy Maxwell Scott

Stockholm

Mark Arnold

THE GOOD BROTHER

Mark Gallacher

BROKEN WINDOW

Mark Gallacher

VERMILION

Mary O'Shea

The Last Real Emergency

Maurice Greenberg

Nachman's Christmas

Melinda Mullins

Every Monkey has his Moment

Michael Dugdale

Noting Nothing

Michael Naghten Shanks

The Flag Burning

Moharem El Gihani

Thunderhead

Monica Garvey

Dogfish

Niamh Hamill

Gamewidow

Niyati Keni

At The Vanishing Lake

Paul McMichael

In the Frame

Penny Simpson

Monkey

Peter Howard

A Waste of Space

Phyllis Mahfoud

The End and the Beginning of Jason Wilkins

Rachel Elliott

The Unforeseeable Future

Rajith Savanadasa

Noticing Pigeon Feathers

Rebecca Swirsky

The Five Truths of Manhood

Rebekah Clarkson

Say Hello to Ravi

Richard Bond

Downpour

Richard Scarsbrook

Baggage Claim

Robert Saul

Theft of Services

Robin Samu

Downpour

Ronan Lucy

Hyacinth and Me

Ruth Davis

They Will Love Me Again

Saleem Haddad

The Nut Machine

Sally Franicevich

The Life of a House

Sam Sudar

Partitions

Stephanie Scott

The Alpha Male

Steve Finan

Eva's Forearm

Steve Walsh

Escape

Stewart Legg

At the Turning of the Tide

Stuart Tallack

A Skilled Practitioner

Valerie Ryan

Break In Attempt No. 1

Victoria Guest

The Other Room

Wendy Brandmark

The Trade

wolfgang eulitz

 


 

SHORT MEMOIR PRIZE 2013 Longlist - Shortlist - Winners

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LONGLIST Fish Short Memoir Prize 2013

235 memoirs longlisted
(810 memoirs submitted in total)

The Remorse of Heroes

AE Devlin

Measuring Up

Aileen Hunt

ADAM BURN

Alan McCormick

The Sea-Bright Child

Alison Walker

The Fraud

Allison Doyle

Lapsed

amy klein

Origins

Andrea Rosenhaft

World Without End

Angela Finn

Ripples

Angela Wray

The Last Ace

Anne Wright

The Innocents

Annie Kilmartin

Fire!

Art Lester

TREACLE & ME

Art Rogers

LAST DAY ON EARTH - MEMORIES OF MY FATHER

Barb Hunt

APPLES IN THE CELLAR OF DREAD AND DESIRE

Barbara Knott

The Scarlet Dictionary

Barbara Lorna Hudson

Knowing Heinrich

Barbara Mogerley

When Grocer Jack Turned Pirate

Bea Davenport

Have you got a boyfriend?

Beata Anna Fijalkowska

The System

Bella Kemble

A Trick On Daddy

Bernardino Marcelo

A Memorable Holiday - A King, Cads and Curls

Beryl Trebble

Moments

Beth Grosart

Misty Memoires

Bette Guy

The Red Dress

Bo Niles

The Gift

Bo Niles

The Death Of Ace

Brad Geyer

My great grandfather and the story of the Nine Irons

Breda Joyce

My Father

Bruce Stirling

Julie

Carolyn Pearce

North Cliff

Cassandra Keen

Tasting Brick

Cassandra Keen

Ruins

cecile berberat

Some Stories Need Straight Telling

Chandra Masoliver

Cynic

Chris RB Fay

Perfect

Christine Hale

I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO

CHRISTINE WEST

Space - Time

claire hernandez

Hugs

Clare Doran

Serenade in Squalls

Courtney Zoffness

There Are Spiders Inside

Cynthia Hyde

The Brightest Star

Cynthia Kane

Tiffany 34

Daisy-Mae Perkins

My Thing: A Year in Psychosis

Daniel Julian

LEAVING THE CITY BEHIND

Daphne Sola

Arty and the train

David David

A drop of peace

David Lynch

Whistling round the town

deborah murrish

The Mermaid.

deborah murrish

To Be Honest

Declan Hurley

Mum in Memory

Denise Blake

A Meditation on the Existential Threat of Violence Brought Home

Dermot O'Lynn

How We Each See It

Diane Dolphin

Moving on.

Dolores McCloskey

An Indian Woman's Hair

Donna Ward

Caribbean time

Dordi Andersen

Tarantulas, Southern Comfort, a Place to Shut My Eyes

Dorene O'Brien

JUMPY JEWISH FEMALE SEEKS...

DORIS FERLEGER

Feral

Dwayne Magee

Mr. Bailey

E. L. Harris

What It Is Like In Words

e.g. Jönsson

A DAY OUT

Edra Ziesk

The Rim.

Edward Smothers

Santa Fe Stories

Eileen Cunniffe

Ashes

Elisabeth Winkler

Parking Lot

Ellen Ezorsky

No One Plays Boxing

Emily Bullock

THE AUCTION

Eoin Devereux

When a Heart has no Ears

Erin Altrama

Storykeepers

Erin Byrne

Any Man's Child

Euan Stuart

The Ringmaster and the Tattooed Girl

Eufemia Fantetti

Golfball in the Sun

Federay Holmes

Sister Awake!

Fiona Ross

The Typewriter

Fionnuala Enright

BLOOD SUCKERS

Frances Kenny

The Black Suit

Frank O'Shea

The Playground

gabi burman

Knowing

Gabi MacEwan

First Day

Gail Anderson

Payne Whitney, NYC 1972

Gail Waldstein

There But For The Grace

gavin vance

Home

Gaylene Carbis

Tremor '71

Geraldine Creed

When They're Laughing at You

Gererdene Gibbons

Season Of The Witch

Gillian Haigh

Summer in amongst long grasses

Gina Challen

All Hat & No Cattle

Hazel Larkin

How To Leave Your Husband (When You Know You Should)

Hazel Larkin

advanced systems...

Helen Geoghegan

The Trouble with Lying Is ...

Honor Somerset

Silence

Hugh Kiernan

In for the ride

Ilaria Mirabile

Knock on Effects of Dad's Wisdom

Iris Woodford

Leon

James Mulkerns

'Some brightness to hold in trust'

Jane Buekett

a slice of me in '63

Jane Fraser

Road Scholars

Jane Guill

Watching Lucy In the Fall

Jane Harrington

NO DECENT GIRL

JANE HAYWARD

Dandelions

Jane Norris

Late but not too late

Jane Seaford

A Life of Contrasts

Janette Coombes

Voice

jeanne moore

Unfathomable

Jenny Godbeer

Mzungu on the Rebel Road

Jesse Thornburg

Dumb-Dumb's Revenge

Jim Brennan

Seas

Joan Kerr

Rowton House and the Easter CND Rally

Johnny Carr

Cooper

Jones Irwin

The Working Life Of A Headcase

Jordan Adams

Gypsies and Tramps

Judi Blaze

Full Circle

Judith OConnor

World Views

Judith OConnor

Every Picture Tells a Story

judith pickle

Between Conflict and Desire: A Woman Now

Julie Fisher

Spinifex Baby

karen dermer

The Fighter of Notthinghill Gate

karen hunt

My Father, the Magician

Katherine Palmer

I BUILD A DREAM

Kathleen June

Belated Urgency

Kathleen Langstroth

Postcards from the Replacement Bus

Kati Bumbera

First Cut

Ken Tracey

Velvet

Kieran Bates

The View From Under the Table

Kristin Gleeson

Hello, Goodbye

Kristina Branch

If you gave me your life I would lose it

Kristine Rothbury

Letters From Paradise

kristine simelda

Jack

Laura Creber

The Story About The Cat

Laura Fanning

Six Secrets

Lee MURRAY

Hide on Holly

Leonard McDonnell

Four and Three Quarters

Lesley Quayle

My Turn

Lily White

Doctors

Linda Boroff

The Right to Bear Arms

Linda Cutting

Detention

Lori Schafer

Ashore

Luellen Fletcher

SUITED

luft man

The Summer of Bicycles and Rickshaws

Makarand Nalgirkar

LOVE OUTLASTS MEMORY

Mal King

Lessons Learned

mandarama

Birth

Margaret Grundstein

Anointed

Margo Barnes

Memory Pocket  

Mariad Whisker

Game Plan

Marie Curran

Boston Tattoo

Marie Gethins

Planespotting by the Castle

Mark Blackburn

A Lifetime in One Day

Mark Brom

The Spirit of the Stones

Martin Cromie

Memoir of an Unknown Man

Martin Leyland

Blue Fins

Martin Raim

The Census

Mary Ann Williams

The Pink Door

Mary Halpin

Zappatos y Regalos

Mary Reed

Tea Leaves

Maude Dunn

Luscus

Maureen Boyle

Beaten path

Melanie Veenstra

Surprise

Mia Doring

And Johnny Ray Cried

michael collins

A Term at St Hughes

Michael Coutts

Not My Life

Michael Li Cha Zi

Two Beer Drive

Michele Lovell

Once More With Feeling

michelle brock

Some Kind of Magic

Mike Carson

Just One of the Guys

Mike Gadell

An Adoption Tale

Misty Mathis

Leaving

Mo Kermode

Cape Cod, God, and a Minivan

Moshe Schulman

Names

Nan Pokerwinski

Kritios Boy

Nancy Ludmerer

Hell Run

Niamh O'Sullivan

Erotomaniac

Nick Leach

Ward S4

Nicki Heinen

St Anne's

Nicki Heinen

Sunday Afternoons With Ian.

Nicola Pearson

Dorchester Park. Drumming our way to the future.

Orla McAlinden

Prodigal Daughter

Pat Brett

Broadening My Horizons

Patricia Smith

I am a Phoenix

Patricia Whittingham

Kings Over All Who Are Proud

Paul McGranaghan

Top Drawer

Paul Michel

The hyacinth under the stairs

paula cunningham

WINTER BIRDS

Pauline Holdstock

Menopausal Puberty

Peter Bergman

Nothing Changes

Phyllida Clarke

Behind the Wallpaper

Phyllis Richardson

Then and Now

Pip Newling

Looking Back

R Kinnish

Like The Flower

Rachelle Hicks

Enduring Passion

Riba Taylor

Drifting Along

Robert Headley

Schr-r-r-r

robert mason

A Servant to Servants

Roberta George

The Tear Tree

Robin Mcfarland

Heart

Robyn Thomas

Duck paté and the First Law of Thermodynamics.

Roger Lightfoot

Threads of Inheritance

Rosalie Yoakam

The Journey

Rosalind Davies

Learning to Dress my Mother

Rosemary Jones

Gillyflower

Rosie Ford

Things Can Get Lost

Rosie Jackson

Disentangling.

rueyn

A Letter from My Mother.

rueyn

Words

Saffron Marchant

Descent

Saffron Marchant

Collapse

Saffron Marchant

Weighty Issues

Sarah Jones

The Witches' Curse

Sarah Line Letellier

Honor Killing

Savi Fitch

A Place For Everything

Sean Hardie

Heroes

Sheila Llewellyn

All Those Promises, Sweetly Sung

Shereen Pandit

Customs Declarations

Simon Peter Eggertsen

Dreams are Only Dreams

Stephanie Allen Early

Garage Doors

Stephanie Nugent

Willesden 1967

Stephen Pullman

Taming Tigers

stephie hart

The Trouble with Harry

Sue Cartledge

Smog

Susan Davis

The Visit

Susan DuMond

BIG YELLOW TAXI

Susanna Clayson

Land of Shannon

Suzanne Van Atten

The Diary of a Breakup

Svetlana Kortchik

Yesteryears' Greener Grass

Terence Hadert

Snapshots of a Cold War Childhood

Terri Favro

The Present from America

Terry Lynch

The Jesus in the Purple Jacket

Tim Lash

Seasons in the sun

Tish McPhilemy

Martha

TOM FOX

Remembering Nan

Tracy Lloyd

For You, Dad, You

William Gee

Love in a Time of War

Winsome La ne

Shilling Shenanigans

wolfgang eulitz

Days When

Zara Katharine

 

SHORTLIST Fish Short Memoir Prize 2013

81 memoirs shortlisted
(810 memoirs submitted in total)

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Measuring Up

Aileen Hunt

The Sea-Bright Child

Alison Walker

Lapsed

amy klein

Origins

Andrea Rosenhaft

World Without End

Angela Finn

Ripples

Angela Wray

Fire!

Art Lester

APPLES IN THE CELLAR OF DREAD AND DESIRE

Barbara Knott

Moments

Beth Grosart

The Gift

Bo Niles

Julie

Carolyn Pearce

Cynic

Chris RB Fay

Space - Time

claire hernandez

Serenade in Squalls

Courtney Zoffness

There Are Spiders Inside

Cynthia Hyde

LEAVING THE CITY BEHIND

Daphne Sola

A drop of peace

David Lynch

The Mermaid.

deborah murrish

A Meditation on the Existential Threat of Violence Brought Home

Dermot O'Lynn

How We Each See It

Diane Dolphin

Moving on.

Dolores McCloskey

An Indian Woman's Hair

Donna Ward

Tarantulas, Southern Comfort, a Place to Shut My Eyes

Dorene O'Brien

JUMPY JEWISH FEMALE SEEKS...

DORIS FERLEGER

Feral

Dwayne Magee

What It Is Like In Words

e.g. Jönsson

Ashes

Elisabeth Winkler

No One Plays Boxing

Emily Bullock

Golfball in the Sun

Federay Holmes

The Typewriter

Fionnuala Enright

BLOOD SUCKERS

Frances Kenny

First Day

Gail Anderson

Payne Whitney, NYC 1972

Gail Waldstein

There But For The Grace

gavin vance

advanced systems...

Helen Geoghegan

Knock on Effects of Dad's Wisdom

Iris Woodford

'Some brightness to hold in trust'

Jane Buekett

NO DECENT GIRL

JANE HAYWARD

Mzungu on the Rebel Road

Jesse Thornburg

Seas

Joan Kerr

Every Picture Tells a Story

judith pickle

My Father, the Magician

Katherine Palmer

Belated Urgency

Kathleen Langstroth

Velvet

Kieran Bates

The View From Under the Table

Kristin Gleeson

Jack

Laura Creber

The Story About The Cat

Laura Fanning

Hide on Holly

Leonard McDonnell

Four and Three Quarters

Lesley Quayle

Memory Pocket  

Mariad Whisker

Boston Tattoo

Marie Gethins

Luscus

Maureen Boyle

And Johnny Ray Cried

michael collins

Not My Life

Michael Li Cha Zi

Once More With Feeling

michelle brock

Some Kind of Magic

Mike Carson

Just One of the Guys

Mike Gadell

Hell Run

Niamh O'Sullivan

Erotomaniac

Nick Leach

St Anne's

Nicki Heinen

Dorchester Park. Drumming our way to the future.

Orla McAlinden

Top Drawer

Paul Michel

The hyacinth under the stairs

paula cunningham

Nothing Changes

Phyllida Clarke

Then and Now

Pip Newling

Looking Back

R Kinnish

Schr-r-r-r

robert mason

A Servant to Servants

Roberta George

Duck paté and the First Law of Thermodynamics.

Roger Lightfoot

Learning to Dress my Mother

Rosemary Jones

Things Can Get Lost

Rosie Jackson

A Letter from My Mother.

rueyn

Collapse

Saffron Marchant

Weighty Issues

Sarah Jones

A Place For Everything

Sean Hardie

Heroes

Sheila Llewellyn

Taming Tigers

stephie hart

The Visit

Susan DuMond

Snapshots of a Cold War Childhood

Terri Favro

The Present from America

Terry Lynch

The Jesus in the Purple Jacket

Tim Lash

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WINNERS Fish Short Memoir Prize 2013

Judge, Molly McCloskey, has chosen the following memoirs to be published in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

Winner - Luscus by Maureen Boyle

This is a memoir in which the author strikes a wonderful balance between absolute control of her material and the achievement of a lightness and fluidity, as though the writing of it were happening easily and naturally; in fact it’s a highly crafted piece of writing. The author tells of losing an eye in a childhood accident; of the man who made her the succession of eyes that, as she grew, replaced her own; and of the world of doctors’ offices, with their wooden trays of eyes. The prose is restrained and unshowy and yet moves with a quiet power; with a wonderful concreteness, it roots us in the experience. The ending, about so much more than the narrator, the doctor, or the story at hand, moved me to tears.

 

2 – Collapse by Saffron Marchant

This memoir tracks the psychological unspooling of a senior in a law firm dealing with high finance. Style and content are perfectly matched – the writing is pacy and sharp, and judders along, like the world depicted. There are great images that come out of nowhere and aren’t made a fuss of. As an account of that moment when a life turns, it’s compelling and extremely well written.

 

3 - World Without End by Angela Finn

This is a brave and very carefully crafted account of a topic little talked about – the emotional aftermath of a pregnancy termination. There is great sadness, and a terrible ache, suffusing this piece, but it is contained and shaped in carefully crafted prose. The author has been disciplined in what she has chosen to include and what she has omitted, and it is this process of selection, wisely carried out, that can give a piece of memoir such power. This is not the sort of piece that is easy to write without lapsing into judgement or sentimentality, but the author has done it, producing a searing piece of writing.

 

Honorary Mentions

Ashes by Elisabeth Winkler

Then and Now by Pip Newling

What it is Like in Words by e.g. Jönsson

The Visit by Susan DuMond

Dorchester Park, Drumming Our Way to the Future by Orla McAlinden

The Gift by Bo Niles

Spaghetti a Cacio e Pepe by Barry Troy

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FLASH FICTION PRIZE 2013 Longlist - Shortlist - Winners

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LONGLIST Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2013

317 flash stories longlisted
(1,407 submitted in total)

 

Short Time

adrienne hurgeton

The Sensei

Agnes Van Zyl-Pandur

A Girl and a Vineyard are Hard to Guard

Agnes Van Zyl-Pandur

Siren Song.

Alan Keogh

Silence

Alex Bruty

Falling Down

Alexandra Grey

Two Birds, One Stone

Alexandria Radogna

On the Buses

Alice Nuttall

Kelp

Alicia Bowes

The Boy with Clown Feet

Alison Clibbens

Clown

Amanda O'Callaghan

Mama, I Was Nine

Amber Bruce

TUNDRA

Amy Louise Meguira

The Linoleum Man

Andrea Davies

Secret Maneouvres

Andrea Hughes

Bed Head

Andrea Hughes

Elements of a Truncated Genealogy

Angela Rojter

Elements of a Truncated Genealogy

Angela Rojter

The Intruder

Ann Groves

Nothing to declare

Anne-Marie Hoeve

Immaculate

Anne-Marie Hoeve

Gourmet Grub

Annette Renner

On Prestatyn Sands

Annie Kilmartin

Space

Anniken Blomberg

Twitch Switch

anthony powers

house afire

Ashley Kunsa

Phoenix

Ashley Zhou

Clean

Averil Meehan

LOSS

Barbara Bridger

Pea in a Pod

Barbara Unkovic

Knock, knock

Barbara Unkovic

The Long Wait

Barbara Unkovic

All Tangled Up

Barry North

LEOPARD

Beda HIggins

Excuse me

Bev Clark

Bruised Legs

Bev Smith

The Cellist

Bina Shah

Lucky

Bob Thurber

The tin

Bonny Westmore

Spring feeling

Bonny Westmore

Banks ? ... No Thanks

Breda Nathan

GAIA

Brian Luby

GAIA

Brian Luby

GAIA

Brian Luby

Going Home

Bridget O'Hanlon

Clouds

Bronwen Griffiths

The Great Debate

Bruce Stirling

The Duel

Bryan Collins

Bodied

Caedra Scott-Flaherty

Week Six

Caitlin O'Connell

Modern Perceptions

Carlie Lee

Pierced

Carmel Lillis

The wooden spoon

carmela chaill

Ruminant

Carol Caffrey

Requiem for a Risen King (Who Spies the Globe Theatre)

Caroline Greene

So, I get this voicemail from the wife.

Cassie Gonzales

Hoarse Chesnut

Cat Totty

Traffic

Catherine Arra

First Communion

Catherine Hannken

Elmina

Catherine Watkins

Detoxification

Cathriona Slammon

The Tutor

Cathy Lennon

Aftermath

Cathy Leonard

Clearing Hurdles

Christina Eagles

The Club

Christina Sanders

Attack on Central City

Christopher Allen

The Mercy of a Stranger

Ciara Ryan Harte

Rocky

Claire Brown

Kaboom!

Colin Hopkins

Old School

Colin Watts

Spaghetti and Meat Balls

Colin Watts

Getting the Wires Crossed

Cynthia Hyde

Blanc Bling

Cynthia Hyde

High Impact/Low Probability

Dale Ritterbusch

My Shoes

Daniel Smith

Resurrection

Danielle McLaughlin

"Keeper of the Gloom"

David Bayless

Debts

David Fanthorpe

The Cop and the Kid

David Hardy

CHANNEL 566

David Lipowski

Unsaid

David McGrath

They're On Your Head, Stupid

David Salter

Best Taken With a Pinch of Salt

Dawn Anderson

The Gathering

Dawn Lowe

Human Jam

Dean Poland

Virtue

Deanna Ludwin

Actions

Deborah Todd

Patty Walsh 1921-1985

Dennis Pells

Shoe, shoe, shoe recurring

Don Wells

The Man and the Moon

Dor Tabi

Birth: Truth-Telling

E.M. Killaley

Birds in the Sky

E.M. Killaley

Flying

Elaine Donnelly

Redundancy

Elinor Lobban

Into the Hornets' Nest

Elisheva Stanton

Lenten Sacrifice

eliza homan

Flying Steerage

Elizabeth Simpson

Stairs

Ellen Barr

Mirror Cuts

Ellen Kelly

An Unusual Morning

Emilia Rudzinska

Misadventure

Emily Pease

Birthday

Emily Pease

Hog Killing

Emily Pease

Now I Know Hector

Emma Ignaszewski

Status Update

Emma Lindsay

Badger

Emmaleene Leahy

Deeply Regretted

Eoin Devereux

SCRUFF

Eric Weber

And Then Nothing

Erik Lofroth

Anxious Moments

Esme Hillis

Letters to Santa

Esther Newton

Look back

Eva Holland

Improper use

Eva Holland

Memory in Morning

Evan Daly

The Small Stuff

Fiona Carey

IN A POCKET

Fiona Clark Echlin

View From the Bridge

Fiona Drury

The Tax Collector

Fiona Whyte

Moose

Fiora Elbers-tibbitts

Where's the last stop?

Frances Keane

The Cat's Meow

Frances Kenny

TOUGH to LOVE

Frances Kenny

Samuel's Cup

Frances Spies

Livelong

Franco Alonso

Scanned

Franco Alonso

Within a Whisker

Frank Woods

Naked Truth

Frank Woods

Now Hear the Word of the Lord

Frank Woods

I'm a celebrity gladiator; Get me out of the arena

Gareth Wood

Chance Corner

Gavin Eyers

Champagne

Geraldine Clarkson

Union

Geraldine Clarkson

The Ferryman's Wife

George Keithley

Malicious Intent

Gerry Norton

Autumn

Gillian Haigh

Battle

Gillian Haigh

New rules

Gregory Jackson

There for the races

Hannah Shepard

Accounting Error

Harold m

Famished

Heather Herrman

Tipping-Point

Helen Holmes

The Last Tooth

Henrietta McKervey

Oldie

Herbert DaCosta

One Last Family Tradition

Herbert Lindee

Number Five

Holly Bruce

Escape Velocity

Ian Jones

A perfect couple

Ilaria Mirabile

London Blue

iris ansell

The Model Ship

Isabel Roper

Lunch in the library

islwyn williams

Bullyboys

islwyn williams

The Performance

J. Kirsch

His Perfect Planet

Jack Timlin

Flash Gordon vs Herr Death

Jacqueline Henry

Flurry

Jacqueline Winn

A Long Distance Affair

Jacqueline Winn

Jack

Jacqui Halpin

Her day

Jamie Walters

The Sermon

Jane French

The Cat Rescuer

Jane Kim

Wash Days Are Saturdays

Jane Roberts

Credit Crunch

Jay Arnott

There, By the Sea

Jean Coulombre

Express

Jennifer Burke

Rasputin's Dog

Jessica Argyle

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Gertrude Stein?

Jessica Argyle

How You Helped Kill Me Early

Jessica Felleman

Hunter

Jo Dale

Blue-Eyed Boy

Joan Conran

The Find of a Lifetime

Joanna Bury

The Wasp Next Door

Joanne Leonard

A Silent Prayer of Hope

Joe Baxter

Incident On A Windswept Hill

joe kilgore

Da's Belt

Joe Walsh

Michael

John Hogan

The V-word

John Karter

The Truck Story

John Keefe

Last Flight

John Robinson

The Belfast Train

John Walshe

Looking Normal

Jonathan McCabe

Confirmation

Jonathan O'Brien

Rocks along the track

Jonathan O'Brien

Party

Joy Manne

Machinations

Jude

Ida Sucks

Jude Higgins

Late Call

Judith Panny

Only Once?

Judith Panny

Beans on Toast

Judy Binning

Rue

Julianna Holland

Broken Toys

Julie Duffy

Rain

Kalysta Strauss

Death or Escape

Kalysta Strauss

Final Flash

Kane Niwa

Imagine This...

Kara Wickwire

Wall

Karen Ashe

Giving It All Away

Karen Hart

The Bathroom

Karen Hollands

Nativity Play

Kate Allan

It's just a fucking Painting

Kate Brown

The cane

Kath O'Sullivan

Today I Confessed to Murder

Kati Bumbera

No.

Katie Zeigler

Killing

Kay Cotton

Erasmus Darwin, Frail and Studious, Has an Opium Dream of the Future

Ken Taylor

Preschool

Ken Taylor

Another Coffee

Kevlin Henney

Lists

Khiara Ortiz

Lovebirds

Kieran Lyons

Lighten

Kieran Lyons

What Astronauts Do in Their Spare Time

Kim Schroeder

Split Decisions

Klara Flynn

Peach Stones

KM Elkes

Jennifer's Piano

KM Elkes

Sisyphus And The Black Holes

KM Elkes

Transportation

kris fletcher

What I Thought I Would Have Done

Kristi-Ly Green

Nature Lover

kristine simelda

Mustard Heart

L.A. Craig

The Sober Reality

Laurie Duniam

Love with a Side of Butterscotch

Lee Reilly

The First Time

Lee Sheridan

Shards

Lesley H

At the edge of the bed

Lewis Harrison

Role Reversal

Liam Kelly

The Boiler Man

Linda Foster

Their Love

Linda Moser

In Darien

Linda Rathburn

Dexter's Lover

Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn

The First Rule

Lindsey McLeod

Knots

Lisa Derrick

Missed Call

Lori Schafer

Old Colonel

Loris Clements

Sweet Revenge

Lorna Cooper

Bone

Louisa Scott

Hirsute Economics

Louise Cole

Transfusion

Lucho Payne

Food, Booze, Sex and Sorrow

Lucho Payne

She waves

Lucy Montague Moffatt

Tiny Bellows

Luke Temple

Weed

Lynn Blair

The Lost Art of Victorian Hairwork

Lynne Beckenstein

Blood bond

M Gethins

Nudge

M Gethins

The Age of Sleeplessness

Mai Nardone

Birch

Mandy de Waal

Unclaimed

Mandy de Waal

Sins of the Heart

Mandy de Waal

Home

Mandy de Waal

Little The Penguin

manly banister

Sippin’ the Blood o’ God Almighty

Margaret Sinclair

Every Dog Has Its Day

Margaret Sinclair

A Wee Pink Shirt an' All

Margaret Sinclair

No Second Chance

Margaret thomson

Exit Plan

Margaret Wimberley

Big Issues

Margie Wilson

Locked In

Maria Powell

'We'

Mark Arnold

The Tourist

Mark Arnold

The Spider

Mark Arnold

Chasing Tomorrow

Mark Arnold

Those Lucky Nick Nacks

Mark Fiddes

TWO GIRLS AND A MAN

Mark G

Streethearts

Mary Moorkens

All those special days

Matthew Nicholls

Drawn to flaws

maureen flynn

Bird

Megan Kaiser

The First

Michael Barrett

Devil on the Dashboard

Michael Griffin

MAX / VANESSA / AMY

Michael Morrissey

The Snow Garden

Michael Packman

Public Enemy

Michael Wells

Window Dressing

Michael Wilson

Three Inches Of Skin

Michelle Allford

Night-time Sonata

michelle brock

Aquinas, Acid and Me

Michelle Elvy

Snapper: A New Zealand Love Story

Michelle Elvy

The digger

Miranda Galloway

THE RAMA'S REVENGE

mirian bethancourt

She Was Dying

Myra Sherman

Max

Nancy Ludmerer

The Last one

Natalie Tompkins

On Ludlow and Rivington

Nathan Senge

The Eagle, The Earth And The Dawn

Nerryn Bennett

Try again later

Niall Herriott

Break the Cycle

Niamh O'Sullivan

Thirteen

Niamh O'Sullivan

HUNTING BIG CAT

Nigel Rowe

GRANDPA GEORGE

Nigel Rowe

Amerikana Dreaming

Nikita Nelin

Crocodile

Nikolaj Volgushev

NO COMMENT

Noel Wills

His Majesty

Noreen Hyde

The Flying Man

P.A. Jackson

The Last Time at 83

Pam Poole

Memory

Pamela Medcalf

Many Worlds

Panayotis Pakos

Empty Spaces

Patricia Cunningham

The Auld Fella

Patricia Demery

some mythology

patricia kim

The Chair

Patrick Lynch

X-mas

Patrick Seaman

The Beard

Paul Bassett Davies

Happiness

Paul Currion

Tomorrow

Paul Downton

The Bungee Bird

Paul Ennis

A Quiet Night In

Paul Ennis

Redemption

Paul Michel

Nether land

Paula Catherine Taylor

Where have you been?

Pauline Slater

The Death Of Poetry

Peter Findlay

Like Ink Into Water

Peter Herring

Edinburgh Contradictions

Peter Jump

Sweet Dreams

Peter Williams

Getting a nose for writing

Phil Carter

And So To Bed

Phyllida Clarke

Binding Light

Pina Musto

Leaf

Polina Shipkova

Control

Rachael Dunlop

Dark Spaces

Rachel Adair

Sleepwalking

Rachel Altizio

Her Story of Us

Rachel Lee Glass

Homeland

Rahul Paul

The Last battle

Ranjit Bhaskar

The Fear of Creation Myths

Rebecca Gimblett

Den Pirazi

Rebecca Hall

White Girls 101

Rhiana Perry

The Singing Group

Rhoda Greaves

The C-Word

Riba Taylor

Baited Breath

Richard Lutman

CHANNEL LOVE

Robert Perchan

The Best Defence

Robert Thayer

Complex Equations

Romi Jones

The favourite daughter

Rosalynn Lewis

The Last Straw

Rosie Cullen

The Cycle of Life

Ruby Speechley

Mistaken

Ruby Speechley

The Madman

Safia Shah

Cronbach's Alpha

Sally McGuire

Awake at Swallow Bay

Sandra Lloyd

Sloe Gin For Christmas

Sarah Baxter

A Touch of Glamour

Sarah Garford

Council flat living

Sarah Rice

Ink

Sarah Sayed

Checkmate

Saskia Christ

Life will grow again

Scarlett Amber

The Dream

Sean W Murphy

Timeless Shape-shifter

Shana Thornton

Moments

Shannon O'Reilly

Ode to a Nightmare Nurse

Sharon Boyle

A Routine of Small Delights and Irritations

Sheena Cook

I Already Knew my Next Victim

Sheila Hooks

Freedom

Sheila Llewellyn

The Staircase

Shenaya Chinoy

The Inheritance

sian hughes

The Treatment

Simon Lewis

My word, my bond

Simon Stott

Anchorhold

Sinead O'Hart

The Toaster

Sinead Gillett

Food

Stella Turner

Imprint

Stephanie Scott

Home

Stephanie Scott

We Must Do Something about Dad

Stephen Pullman

Papa and Pussy

stevan rimkus

The Gallic War

Steven Wolfe

Last Innings

Sue Banister

In the Dead of Night

Susan Fixter

Out of Sight

Susan Howe

The Gift

Susan Thomson

The incredible Rubber Man

Suzanne O'Sullivan

Addiction

Sylvia Jobar

One for the Road

Sylvia Young

Just As I Am

Talya Boerner

Soon Again There Would Be Dancing

Ted Sheehy

Soon Again There Would Be Dancing

Ted Sheehy

Entrepreneurship 101

Terraka Jones

If They Would Let Me

Theresa Coulter

It happens

Thomas Elliott

The End

tim briggs

Trespasser

Tom Scruton

Culinary Graduation

Tony Beet

Ninotchka

Tony Tysoe

I noticed

Tracey Jennings

The Voice

trish leake

The Gloryhole

trish leake

HITTING THE WALL

Umi Sinha

GOGGLES

Umi Sinha

Veneers

Ursula Mallows

Death Rehearsal

Ute Carson

Lost Balls

Veronica Bright

Away with the fairies

Veronica Bright

Virginia Beach

Victoria Kelly

A Ride to the Forest

Vito Racanelli

Nowhere

Wendy Ann Greenhalgh

Footprints

Xenia Meath

No, Jeff, No

Yael Nussbaum

Thank-you.

zena ladd-whiting

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SHORTLIST Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2013

79 flash stories shortlisted
(1,407 submitted in total)

 

Anxious Moments

Esme Hillis

Nudge

M Gethins

A Girl and a Vineyard are Hard to Guard

Agnes Van Zyl-Pandur

Silence

Alex Bruty

Falling Down

Alexandra Grey

Kelp

Alicia Bowes

Mama, I Was Nine

Amber Bruce

Bed Head

Andrea Hughes

Elements of a Truncated Genealogy

Angela Rojter

The Intruder

Ann Groves

Nothing to declare

Anne-Marie Hoeve

Immaculate

Anne-Marie Hoeve

All Tangled Up

Barry North

GAIA

Brian Luby

Going Home

Bridget O'Hanlon

Modern Perceptions

Carlie Lee

The wooden spoon

carmela chaill

Ruminant

Carol Caffrey

Hoarse Chesnut

Cat Totty

Aftermath

Cathy Leonard

Rocky

Claire Brown

"Keeper of the Gloom"

David Bayless

Best Taken With a Pinch of Salt

Dawn Anderson

And Then Nothing

Erik Lofroth

The Cat's Meow

Frances Kenny

TOUGH to LOVE

Frances Kenny

Scanned

Franco Alonso

Now Hear the Word of the Lord

Frank Woods

Tipping-Point

Helen Holmes

The Last Tooth

Henrietta McKervey

Number Five

Holly Bruce

The Performance

J. Kirsch

A Long Distance Affair

Jacqueline Winn

The Sermon

Jane French

Express

Jennifer Burke

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Gertrude Stein?

Jessica Argyle

The Find of a Lifetime

Joanna Bury

The Wasp Next Door

Joanne Leonard

Da's Belt

Joe Walsh

The Belfast Train

John Walshe

Only Once?

Judith Panny

Death or Escape

Kalysta Strauss

No.

Katie Zeigler

Erasmus Darwin, Frail and Studious, Has an Opium Dream of the Future

Ken Taylor

Preschool

Ken Taylor

Jennifer's Piano

KM Elkes

Sisyphus And The Black Holes

KM Elkes

Love with a Side of Butterscotch

Lee Reilly

The First Time

Lee Sheridan

Role Reversal

Liam Kelly

Dexter's Lover

Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn

Knots

Lisa Derrick

Sweet Revenge

Lorna Cooper

The Age of Sleeplessness

Mai Nardone

Sins of the Heart

Mandy de Waal

Home

Mandy de Waal

A Wee Pink Shirt an' All

Margaret Sinclair

Those Lucky Nick Nacks

Mark Fiddes

MAX / VANESSA / AMY

Michael Morrissey

The digger

Miranda Galloway

Max

Nancy Ludmerer

On Ludlow and Rivington

Nathan Senge

His Majesty

Noreen Hyde

Redemption

Paul Michel

Nether land

Paula Catherine Taylor

The Death Of Poetry

Peter Findlay

Getting a nose for writing

Phil Carter

Binding Light

Pina Musto

White Girls 101

Rhiana Perry

The Singing Group

Rhoda Greaves

Complex Equations

Romi Jones

Mistaken

Ruby Speechley

Life will grow again

Scarlett Amber

Freedom

Sheila Llewellyn

We Must Do Something about Dad

Stephen Pullman

In the Dead of Night

Susan Fixter

Addiction

Sylvia Jobar

Away with the fairies

Veronica Bright

Virginia Beach

Victoria Kelly

 

 

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WINNERS Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2013

10 winners as chosen by Peter Benson, will be published in the Fish Anthology 2013
(1,407 submitted in total)

 

1st Prize: Ken Elkes

Jennifer’s Piano

2nd Prize: Katie Zeigler

No

3rd Prize: Ken Taylor

 

Preschool

 

Honorable Mentions

 

Carol Caffrey

Ruminant

Ken Elkes

Sisyphus and the Black Holes

Margaret Sinclair

A Wee Pink Shirt an' All

Cathy Leonard

Aftermath

Joe Walsh

Da's Belt

Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn

Dexter's Lover

Claire Brown

Rocky


POETRY PRIZE 2013 Longlist - Shortlist - Winners

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LONGLIST Fish Poetry Prize 2013

560 poems longlisted
(1,500 submitted in total)

Redress

A. M. Cousins

Autumn Sestina

Adam Tamashasky

April 27, 2011

adrienne hurgeton

Where I am from

Agnieszka Ogloza

Of the essence

Aideen Sloan

Allotment

AILEEN GORMAN

Saturday Night Out

AILEEN GORMAN

Homecoming, Winter 2011

AILEEN GORMAN

The Diplomat

aine mcgoey

I Was Lost

Alan Murphy

Single Parent

Alec Solomita

Catching The Wind

Alex Coppock-Bunce

Better Than Sex

Alex Osborne

Slant

Alison Leonard

Nativity rap

Alison Leonard

The Old Days

Alyn Fenn

Tamar

Alyn Fenn

Molehills and Mountains

Amali Rodrigo

Waiting for the Axe to Fall

Amali Rodrigo

The Eye

Amali Rodrigo

Human Sacrifice, Mt Eden

Amanda Kennedy

An Alhambrian Idyll

Amanda Williams

All I Have to Do Is Dream, side B

Amy Williamson

sunset

Andreea Laptes

Alien with a Cough

Andy Jenkins

Men Going to the Factory

Andy Jenkins

Kirk and His Wife

Andy Jenkins

A & E (Biology Lesson)

Andy Jenkins

Against Forgetting

Andy Kissane

To the people in the room

Angela Hickey

The Runner

Anirudh Jain

Desertification

Anirudh Jain

SWAN SONG

Ann Connolly Dinan

It's good to have something to look forward to

Anna Coogan

Teresa

Anne Coughlan

Where Are You Now, Amelia?

Anne-Marie Fyfe

The Sect which Pulls the Sinews: I’ve Seen You Handle Cocoons

Annie Christain

To the cords of the past you wound round me while crossing 14th street

Anthony Buckley

Snowfall

anthony powers

5 For Forgetting Humanity, What Is, What Used To Be, What It Used To Be

Aoife Casby

Stone Cold Sober

Ashley Holmes

Ricardian 2125

Barrie Walsh

Black and Blue (One night in Cuba)

Barry Finegan

A place for fathers and their sons

Barry Finegan

This is not the Poem

bern butler

ICU, Holy Thursday

Bernadette Ulsamer

Bed

Beth Somerford

Shortly After He Died

Bill Herring

cuba

Brad Geyer

Out of Syria

Breda Joy

Survivors

Breda Joy

To Paul, a Refutation

BREDA WALL RYAN

Second Wife's Tale

BREDA WALL RYAN

Summer's End

BREDA WALL RYAN

Twirling

Brendan McCormack

John the Baptist

Brianna Sulzener

Romeo and Juliet - 21st Century.

Brigid O'Connor

Advice for the Cold-blooded

Bronwyn Lovell

Chrysalis

Bronwyn Lovell

Running into your Ex

Bronwyn Lovell

Sewing

Bronwyn Lovell

Do Over

C. Wade Bentley

Once Were Warriors

C.P. O'Donnell

Back Again

C.P. O'Donnell

At the Marina Hotel

Cahal Dallat

THE GAP IN THE HILLS

Cahal Dallat

Do Not Be Angry If You Hear Me Snore

Caitlin Doyle

God Always Geometrizes

Caoilinn Hughes

South Pacific Time

Carmine Dandrea

Yes, There Are Slefish Mothers

carol cahalane

"Dance" - after Yehudit Arnon

Carol Dine

Supplication to Homeland

Cassia Bardos

Wish You Were Here

Cathal O'Riordain

Listening to the Morning

Catherine Bateson

Imperfection

Catherine Bateson

Wraith

Catherine Bateson

ROUND PEG [SQUARE HOLE]

Catherine Lawson

Mother

cathy-melissa whitefield

WOodland 7-2257

Celeste Gainey

Mind What You Say: The 1911 Census

Celia McGovern

We reclaimed Strath Rannoch

Charlie Gracie

Defective

Charlie Gracie

Love and the Space Between

Chloe Firetto-Toomey

Sandpit

Chris Edgoose

Rain Shadow

Chris Wilde

We took her to the beach

Christian Cook

Their Ambiente

Christine Heine

The Noblest Of Fairytales

Christos Daskalakis

Rock Lane

Ciara Doorley

In The Ring

cindy dale

Liberty Lines

Clare Whitej-Sullivan

Elation

Colette Mary

Deposition

Colette McAndrew

Our Morning Ritual

Colleen Bloch

Fishing

Colleen Callahan

Seeing

Connie Roberts

The Shortening Days

Dan Reid

Take My Face. I Don't Need It Anymore.

Dan Speers

The Last Soldier Out

Dan Speers

The Apple Tree

Dana Robbins

Good Friday

Daniel Gustafsson

Nativity

Daniel Gustafsson

Bottled Water

Daniel P. Stokes

Verdigris

Darragh O'Toole

Fold

Dave Rudden

Emily Dickenson’s Joke Book

David H W Grubb

The Leg Shaver’s Convention

David H W Grubb

The Scourge of Spain

David lightbown

Tower of the Flies

David lightbown

The Yawp of Nothing

David Oprava

Glacier

Davoren Howard

Blue Moon

Davoren Howard

Cellular Explosions

Dean Poland

"Sounds Bouncing From Stones"

Deborah DeNicola

Obsessive Sinner

Deirdre Murray

In No Time

Deirdre Shanahan

Walking up Heath Street

Deirdre Shanahan

At The Marine Hotel

Deirdre Shanahan

Backyard Blues

Deniz Oygur

The Missing

Des Kavanagh

Retail Therapy

Des Kavanagh

Dreamsicle Sleep

Diane Smith

Bridge

Dinesh Sairam

Insomnia

Dobrina Manolova

La Belle Dame's Feathers In The Lake

DOLORES WALSHE

Early morning

Don Urwin

Sprout

Donnelle McKaskle

Old Men in the Mesquite

Donnelle McKaskle

Anticipation

Doris Metzger

Storm

E. Alex Pierce

Mikeen Dan

Eibhlís Carcione

Eavesdrop

Eithne Hand

Winter

Eithne Hand

Government Of The Air

Eithne Hand

The Catch

Eithne Reynolds

Family Reunion

Eithne Reynolds

Runway

elaine lambert

The Present

Eleanor Hooker

My Angel

Eleonora Bianchi

1990

Elizabeth Alphonse

Mala Aria

Elizabeth Bodien

In and Out

Elizabeth Helen Tran

Better Red than Blue?

Elizabeth Rose

Marriage Is Another Country

Emily Bludworth de Barrios

Playing Atttention

Emma Clohessy

Untethered

Emma Harding

Describing the sea to someone who has never seen it.

eoin hegarty

Opening a giant water melon

eoin hegarty

The Regular Ego

Eric Pitty

Memories & Hunger, a survey

Eric Pitty

First Time

Eric Yao

Skylark

Eriko Tsugawa-Madden

The Big Bang

Evan Nordstrom

Departure

Fae Stewart

Landscape

Fae Stewart

Deer Blind

Fae Stewart

Virtually

Fidelma Mahon

A Dusting of Snow

Finnian Mulloy

Cutting them down

Fionnuala Enright

Island Work

Frances Corkey Thompson

The Plea of A Black Woman

Francis Robertson

Articles of Faith

Frank Farrelly

On Coolnamona Bog

Frank Farrelly

A Ponsonby Road menagerie

 Frank Russo

The Blind

Gaetano Lo Coco

Father Drives Off in the Buick

Gary Dop

Silent Gliss

Gemma Mills McGrath

The Lyric Frame of Sorrow

gene fendt

"Prague"

George Held

Raid

Geraldine Mitchell

Dealing with Bears

Geraldine Mitchell

A Thousand Bars

Geraldine Mitchell

Meditation #17 The Air Does Not Willingly Serve Us Breath

 Gerard Beirne

Genesis

Gerard Grealish

red clock

Gerry Boland

Christmas Eve

Gillian Haigh

Tangle

Ginny Lowe Connors

Bodily Defiance

Gloria D. Gonsalves

Door #4

Grainne Murphy

Song of Orpheus

Gregory Bell

Catherine of Aragon

Gregory Jackson

Grouse

Gregory Jackson

Not Quite Nineveh

Gretchen Friel

Truth of a Story

Gunilla Kester

When Odysseus Sleeps the World Stops

Gunilla Kester

I am fat and somehwat old

H Falconer

PARTITA

Helen Gaynor

Waves

Helen Newdick

Leading Ladies

Helena Nolan

Confessional

Helena Nolan

Silver combination microwave oven and grill

 HelennHebe

Cosmetically-Improved Real Estate

Holly Stone

Visiting Mother's Grand Canyon

Holly Stone

TOAST

Honor Somerset

Now and Then

Iain Napier

Shell Bay Herm

Ian Graham Tew

Neat Thoughts

Ingrid van Dijk

Seduction

Ingrid van Dijk

Fair Exchange

Ingrid van Dijk

After 53 Wonderful Years

Ingrid van Dijk

After the Deluge

Iris Woodford

Minders

islwyn williams

...Paul/wants a job in the Post Office/selling stamps...

Ita O'Donovan

Freesias

Jacqueline Corcoran

Amelie

Jacqueline P Haskell

Mother and Child

Jacqueline P Haskell

The Ghosts of Mothers

James Allan Kennedy

Waiter, Istanbul

James Andrew

New Year’s Day, 1981 - BE HAPPY

James Bullis

Dusk

James Ellis

Dear Heart

James Ellis

Shadow

James Ellis

Scan

james O'Hare

The Fallen Athlete

james O'Hare

Climbing Beans

Jane Fraser

Diversify or Die

Jane Fraser

Call of the Isle

Jane Fraser

Involuntary encounter

Jane Marchant

Greater love

jane williams

Fish story

jane williams

Old Friends

jane williams

If

janet Hall Bennett

The Jumble Hole

Janet Lees

Barley Sugar and Green Ink

Janice Windle

You won't remember

Jayne Walter

A Year Later

Jean Tuomey

The Gannets

Jed Myers

Standing Outside the Old Place

Jed Myers

Snippet

Jed Myres

On contentment

Jen Taaffe

He Made Promises She Never Forgot

Jennifer Compton

Overview Effect

Jennifer Kivikko

The Betrayal

Jennifer Kivikko

The Classroom

jenny pollak

Currawong

jenny pollak

Him

jenny pollak

Nothing Sacred

Jessica Glover

Purgatory

Jessica Traynor

My Aunt Reads the Tarot

Jessica Traynor

Choosing

Jillian Sullivan

A kiss in the rain

Jo Barril

Shapes of Autism

Joan Goodreau

Home for the Weekend.

Joan Morrissey

Photograph

Joan Renino

Following Tina

Joan Renino

Grandma Is Napping In A Four-Poster

Joan Renino

Diabolique

Joan Renino

Missy's Corsage

Joanna Campbell

The keeper

Joe Ruane

The "Hair" Word-Clique

John A Carter

I've Seen Paris Hilton

John A Carter

Tae Lane

John FItzgerald

My Princess

John Ger O'Riordan

He is old now

John Gredler

God-damned nervous breakdown

John Halstead

ACHILL

John Kelly

Chisel

Jonah Sullivan

Comb

Jonah Sullivan

Skavsta

Jones Irwin

The Snakehandler's Word of God Mark 16: 17-18

Judith Krause

foehn

Julia K. Stein

Expectations

Julia K. Stein

Calvary

Julie Watts

Let me out.

Kara Wickwire

The Warrior

karen mcsorley

The Lift

Karen O'Connor

Taken

Karen O'Connor

Frida Kahlo Roots (or Self Portrait on Rocky Ground)

karina tynan

For Frida Kahlo (with Diego on her mind)

karina tynan

A Song of Leaving

karla morton

Picking Fish

Kat Bernhardt

The Ballad of Reading Road

Kate Allan

The Nick of Time

Kate Newmann

A Father’s Mystique

Katherine Hoffman

Street Sleeping

Katherine West

The Lost World

Kathleen Spivack

Labours

Kay Cotton

The Dark of the Night

Kelly Kavanaugh

Silhouette

Kerensa Jennings

Burnt grass of the long acre

kevin connelly

The Thoughtful Cockroach

Kim Schroeder

The Dawn

Kimberley Schmitt

Our Walk Within the Clouds

Kimberley Schmitt

Sonnet for my son, aged six

Kirsty Seymour-Ure

Chagall's Village

Kita Kita Shantiris

That Which is Wanting

Kita Kita Shantiris

Darting Light

Kita Kita Shantiris

Pins

Kita Kita Shantiris

Darting Light

Kita Kita Shantiris

Beyond Fort Worth

Kita Kita Shantiris

Missing in Brunswick

koraly dimitriadis

In Charge (My Wendy, With Cancer)

Kristina Borjesson

Oh.

L Komar

A quick back and forth movement of the camera.

L Komar

Widow's Walk

Laura Lucas

Villanelle for Pi

Laura McKenna

Stalemate

Laura Synnott

Stalemate

Laura Synnott

To Remember

Laura Synnott

Motion Passed

Laurence McKeown

Roadkill

Laurie Cousseau

Which Why What Where and When in Ireland

Lavinia Kumar

The Rabbits

LeAnn Bjerken

How Easy to Love

Leland Whipple

The Dead

Lenora Oderkirk Steele

Margie Miller

Lenora Oderkirk Steele

Flow

Leonard McDonnell

a lake that seems like a sea

Lia Lockert

Allegro

Liam Geoghegan

Sibling questionnaire

Liam Maloney

Absent sister

Linda Grieve

Equally Odd

Linda HIllringhouse

Catalan Moon

Linda HIllringhouse

Catalan Moon

Linda HIllringhouse

Looking Through Photographs

Lindsay Waller-Wilkinson

This Newfound Note

Lisa Jacobson

Vanishing Point

Lisa Jacobson

Hanging out with the Stars

Liz Mellon

Traces

Lois Elaine Heckman

Emprisonnement Volontaire (on viewing "Le baiser de la muse" by Paul Cézanne)

Lois Elaine Heckman

Domiciliary Care Allowance Application

Louise Byrne

Wild

Louise McKenna

Raw Footage

Luellen Fletcher

The blatant exposure of internal organs

luigi marchini

"Controlled Crying"

Lyndon Walker

My Eyes Go Out Like A Cry

Lyndon Walker

JOUISANCE: The Train To Pain & Joy

Lyndon Walker

His Arms Are Full of Broken Things

Lyndon Walker

We Just Want To Get To Know You

M. A. Yates

Why

M. G. Stephens

The Chorus

Madeline Collins

The Swallow

Maire Ryan

An ode to the humble Conker

Mairead Doohan

Valjean's Lament

manly banister

Dante and the Man of Blood -- 5th Nov. 2012

Manny Blacksher

Iambe

Manny Blacksher

hanging out the crows

Maresa Sheehan

Letters to Santa

Margaret Eddershaw

Some Kind of Greed

Margaret Milardo

The Cloud-Horse

Margaret Moran

If Elvis was a Sycamore

Maria Mc Guinness

Headlines written with chalk on the asphalt in front of a house of an American Poet in a Muslim Country

Maria Teutsch

Up To Scratch

Marie Cadden

Disturbing the Queen

Marie Cadden

On a November night

Marissa van der Vorm

They're not eye bags

Mark Fiddes

Exit at St Mary's

Mark Fiddes

El Pacto de Olvido (The Pact of Forgetting)

Mark Fiddes

A Vulva for the Pope

Mark Fiddes

Revenge of the Polter-grannies

Mark Fiddes

Passing the Dalles

Mark Jensen

On the T

Mark Jensen

Lament for a Sailor

Martin Hulton

Mid Flight

Mary Fitzpatrick

If Salt Loses Its Taste

Mary Madec

Autumn Evening

Mary Madec

For Something to Say

Mary Madec

A Baby Cried For You and the Heat of Your Burning Breasts While Cherry Trees Blossomed

Mary Mullen

Temple Dancer

Mary Seymour

Travelling to Roundstone (after Seamus Heaney)

Mary Smith

i need to see a man about a scythe

mary woodward

Incunabula

Maureen Boyle

Pillow

Maureen Browne

Leaving

Maureen Browne

This talk about the Gathering

Maureen Harkin

Her side of the bed

max merckenschlager

Donegal

Meghan Flaherty

Dali's Horse By the Window In the NGV, January Afternoon

Melanie Steynberg

Night Repairs

Melissa Reider

Dried Dates

Michael Maul

Potato Sangha

michael murphy

Unintended Metaphors

Michael Sukach

Poetry Critic: a Found Pastoral

Michael Sukach

Ingenuity

Michael Sukach

Platoon

Michael Sukach

Wróbel

Michael Swan

In front of the stone

Michael Swan

Beyond the Lintel

micheal o'flaherty

They Steal Things

michelle brock

"There Should be a Better Word for an Orgasm"

Mike Absalom

rain dancing

mike casey

time in hand

mike casey

So You, On Quill and Daw

Mil Norman-Risch

Urban Birdsong

Millicent Danker

Worship at the Universal Church of Hardware

Mimi Whittaker

Sisters

N. Nye

Searching for my home

Nadia Wood

Patches

Nancy Burke

Bass

Nancy Lewis

Moonflower

Natalie Holborow

Toscana

Nathan Senge

Fast Backward

Niamh Cronin

The Vine

Niamh Prior

IBM Selectric

Niamh Prior

SIMI

Nick McCarty

SIMI

Nick McCarty

on the level

nick pemberton

Dying

Niki Nymark

A Daughter's Kaddish

Niki Nymark

Things Unseen

Nila Jones

Winter Nuptials

Noel Monahan

Down At The End Of The Bar

Noel Wills

A New Place

Noel Wills

People Watching People

Noel Wills

The Knife Sharpener

Nora McGillen

Bloody Sunday

Nora McGillen

saint catherine's

Norm Neill

aged four

Norm Neill

unjust deserts

Norm Neill

The Awakening

Padraic O'Dowd

Ed's 24th year of knowing

pamela leeson

It was a different life, it was far off but near

Pat Galvin

Aleppo - A Song for the Living and for the Dead

Pat Morris

MRI

Patricia Demery

A Gift From the Dead Sea

Patricia O'Heare

To Those With Hope

Patrick Griffin

Silverfish

Patrick Kincaid

Moving Day

Patti Trimble

Might the Waves?

Paul Beardsell

for all those who wait for loved ones to die

Paul Bregazzi

Rus in Suburbe

Paul Bregazzi

After We Met

Paul Currion

Busselton Jetty

Paul Currion

every object can be detected

Paul Currion

Defence of the Realm (A Mobile Text).

Paul Higgins

Spiritual S&M

paul kindlon

Cubits

Paul Michel

La Haute Borne

Paul Nash

The Pottery

paul sonderman

Bullpen: US General Life

Paula Brancato

homeless, more or less

paula cunningham

Making Strides

Pauline Hall

Your Favourite Blue Dress

Pauline Mc Namee

The Labcoats

Penny Shutt

Portrait of Jean Rhys, 1979

Peter Bakowski

Snapshot

Peter Blair

Statues

Peter Branson

Poet, all we Ask

Phyllis Jean Green

Immaculate

Rachel Fenton

The Break

Rachel Fenton

Pure Water Poured

Rachel Heimowitz

Movement

Rachel Heimowitz

Games Lesson

Rachel Twyford

Whodunit

Radhika Chadha

Shirts

Raphael Woolf

Another old dialogue

RAYMOND SHEEHAN

just visiting

RAYMOND SHEEHAN

Without You, I'm an Out-of-Work Engineer

Rebecca Olander

You are With Us

Rhoda Twombly

Paris

Rhonda Collis

Exit Interview

Richard Scarsbrook

Rule of Three

Richard Scarsbrook

Haiku (for the Ravenous)

Richard Scarsbrook

Album

rob mooney

Mist descended..

Rob Murphy

Grandfather’s Collars

Rob Wallis

Leaving St Fillans

Robert Arnott

A Sort of Love Poem

Robert Headley

Singing to Irish Cows

Robert Headley

The Lexus Driver

Robert Headley

Connemara, 1998

Robert Headley

I leave my bed

Robert Watson

A parley of crows

Robert Watson

Fifty-six

Robert Watson

Early winter evening

Robert Watson

It is that moment

Robert Watson

Garavogue session

Robyn Rowland

The easy way

Robyn Rowland

Mayo Mead

Robyn Rowland

Not a hint of brogue

Rocky Griever

Two Satans

Rocky Griever

Competition at the Prince of Wales Opera House

Rocky Griever

Nil all

Roisin Phillips

Harry Clarke's Windows at Newport

Ron Carey

Starfish

Ron Carey

The Fields

Ron Carey

Jazz Sonnet In Spring

Ron Howland

boole

ronan goggin

Iphigenia

Rosa Watkinson

Skinning a Rabbit

Rosamund Taylor

Loving Pop - Letter from a Grandson

Ross Donlon

What suffices possession

rowland anthony corr

The Meander Field

Sally Flint

Musa Nana

sandra longley

Derma Blues

sandra longley

Miscarraige

 sandrab63

∞ ∞ ∞

Sara Deniz Akant

absence

Scott Elder

THE BROCHURE

Seamus Harrington

MAGIC

Seamus Harrington

My Galway German Girl

Seamus Scanlon

lake

seppo odell

Just Quietly Care

Sharon Fishwick

carrik-a rede

sharon flynn

Prognosis

Sharon Foley

I hope to hear a loon call

Sharon Foley

Widow

Sharon Foley

Widow

Sharon Foley

Brighton Cabin

Sharon Foley

Leaving

Sharon Foley

Widow

Sharon Foley

Dandelion

Sharon Foley

Frontiers

Shaw Stephens

On the Election of Francis I

Sheila Mannix

Proposal

Shirley McClure

Pioneer of Dunsink

Simon Lewis

Canal Walk

Simon Lewis

Infinite Loop

Simon Lewis

Trying to Keep Quiet

Simon Peter Eggertsen

Hawking's Next Equation

Simon Peter Eggertsen

And a Man Stepped Out

Sinéad Cotter

My Manifesto

siobhan dempsey

Lunchtime

Siobhan Gavin

Your Second Mother

Siobhan Harte

China Doll

Siobhan Harte

Israeli Invasion,March2002

Stephanie Brennan

Sea Bells

Stephanie Shields

The first time the Earth went round by the Sun

Stephen Moran

I Am A Friend Of The Beach Chickens

Stephen Pullman

Stripped and Fingered

Stephen Pullman

In the Middle Atlas

Steven Berrier

Precious Little

Steven Duggan

Imagined Christmas

Steven Willis

The Black Rabbit of Didcot Parkway

Steven Willis

I'm Late!

Steven Willis

Welcome Back!

Steven Willis

The Departure

Sue Butler

All Art is Analogy

Sue Cartledge

Down the Rabbit Hole (after Dali)

Sue Morgan

Sartor Resartus

Susan Azar Porterfield

Critical Thinking

Susan Browne

Great Blue Heron

susan hudson

Sea Windows

Susan Wallace

Caleb Aero

Susana Hazelden

White Snake in Coober Pedy

Suzi Mezei

Fishing With Father

Tanvir Bush

False Alarm

Tara Reapy

The Last Hour

Tenia Barnett

Wendy's Wake

Terence Hadert

Salt Marsh Express

Terry Dawson

The Champions of Run-Down

Tess Barry

The Ice Harp

Tessa Kale

For Love

Thomas Harrison

Return from the Front

Tim Goulding

The Still Yard

Toby Corballis

A River

Tom Handford

Edge of Town

Valerie Hannan

The half-life of fathers

Vanessa Gebbie

Indoor Scene

Wayne Price

The stones of the terraced houses

Wayne Price

The Secret

Wayne Price

Loyalties

Wayne Price

Gifts

WEN-SHAN SHIEH

In The Convent Kitchen

Wende McCabe

Sometimes

Will Fish

How to make it

Will Johnson

First Thunder

Yevgeny Salisbury

Tok Tak Tic

Yunha Hwang

Viagra

Zach Knox

Here Lies Truth

Zachary Eversole

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SHORTLIST Fish Poetry Prize 2013

117 poems shortlisted
(1,752 submitted in total)

Autumn Sestina

Adam Tamashasky

Nativity rap

Alison Leonard

All I Have to Do Is Dream, side B

Amy Williamson

sunset

Andreea Laptes

Kirk and His Wife

Andy Jenkins

A & E (Biology Lesson)

Andy Jenkins

Against Forgetting

Andy Kissane

Summer's End

BREDA WALL RYAN

Back Again

C.P. O'Donnell

God Always Geometrizes

Caoilinn Hughes

"Dance" - after Yehudit Arnon

Carol Dine

Wraith

Catherine Bateson

Mind What You Say: The 1911 Census

Celia McGovern

Rain Shadow

Chris Wilde

Liberty Lines

Clare Whitej-Sullivan

The Last Soldier Out

Dan Speers

The Apple Tree

Dana Robbins

Good Friday

Daniel Gustafsson

Nativity

Daniel Gustafsson

Emily Dickenson’s Joke Book

David H W Grubb

The Leg Shaver’s Convention

David H W Grubb

At The Marine Hotel

Deirdre Shanahan

Backyard Blues

Deniz Oygur

Retail Therapy

Des Kavanagh

Old Men in the Mesquite

Donnelle McKaskle

Untethered

Emma Harding

Opening a giant water melon

eoin hegarty

Memories & Hunger, a survey

Eric Pitty

On Coolnamona Bog

Frank Farrelly

Tangle

Ginny Lowe Connors

Not Quite Nineveh

Gretchen Friel

I am fat and somehwat old

H Falconer

Waves

Helen Newdick

Visiting Mother's Grand Canyon

Holly Stone

After the Deluge

Iris Woodford

...Paul/wants a job in the Post Office/selling stamps...

Ita O'Donovan

Mother and Child

Jacqueline P Haskell

Fish story

jane williams

Old Friends

jane williams

A Year Later

Jean Tuomey

Standing Outside the Old Place

Jed Myers

The Betrayal

Jennifer Kivikko

Missy's Corsage

Joanna Campbell

Chisel

Jonah Sullivan

Comb

Jonah Sullivan

Calvary

Julie Watts

The Warrior

karen mcsorley

Taken

Karen O'Connor

A Song of Leaving

karla morton

Picking Fish

Kat Bernhardt

The Nick of Time

Kate Newmann

The Lost World

Kathleen Spivack

Pins

Kita Kita Shantiris

Darting Light

Kita Kita Shantiris

Beyond Fort Worth

Kita Kita Shantiris

In Charge (My Wendy, With Cancer)

Kristina Borjesson

Widow's Walk

Laura Lucas

How Easy to Love

Leland Whipple

Margie Miller

Lenora Oderkirk Steele

Vanishing Point

Lisa Jacobson

Wild

Louise McKenna

We Just Want To Get To Know You

M. A. Yates

El Pacto de Olvido (The Pact of Forgetting)

Mark Fiddes

A Vulva for the Pope

Mark Fiddes

Revenge of the Polter-grannies

Mark Fiddes

On the T

Mark Jensen

i need to see a man about a scythe

mary woodward

Incunabula

Maureen Boyle

Platoon

Michael Sukach

They Steal Things

michelle brock

SIMI

Nick McCarty

SIMI

Nick McCarty

on the level

nick pemberton

A Daughter's Kaddish

Niki Nymark

Winter Nuptials

Noel Monahan

The Knife Sharpener

Nora McGillen

Bloody Sunday

Nora McGillen

aged four

Norm Neill

unjust deserts

Norm Neill

The Awakening

Padraic O'Dowd

A Gift From the Dead Sea

Patricia O'Heare

Moving Day

Patti Trimble

Defence of the Realm (A Mobile Text).

Paul Higgins

Cubits

Paul Michel

Bullpen: US General Life

Paula Brancato

Portrait of Jean Rhys, 1979

Peter Bakowski

Statues

Peter Branson

Poet, all we Ask

Phyllis Jean Green

The Break

Rachel Fenton

Haiku (for the Ravenous)

Richard Scarsbrook

Leaving St Fillans

Robert Arnott

Mayo Mead

Robyn Rowland

The Fields

Ron Carey

Jazz Sonnet In Spring

Ron Howland

Iphigenia

Rosa Watkinson

My Galway German Girl

Seamus Scanlon

carrik-a rede

sharon flynn

Leaving

Sharon Foley

Widow

Sharon Foley

Dandelion

Sharon Foley

Trying to Keep Quiet

Simon Peter Eggertsen

Hawking's Next Equation

Simon Peter Eggertsen

And a Man Stepped Out

Sinéad Cotter

China Doll

Siobhan Harte

Precious Little

Steven Duggan

All Art is Analogy

Sue Cartledge

Down the Rabbit Hole (after Dali)

Sue Morgan

Critical Thinking

Susan Browne

Great Blue Heron

susan hudson

Sea Windows

Susan Wallace

Fishing With Father

Tanvir Bush

Salt Marsh Express

Terry Dawson

The half-life of fathers

Vanessa Gebbie

The Secret

Wayne Price

Loyalties

Wayne Price

Sometimes

Will Fish 

How to make it

Will Johnson

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WINNERS Fish Poetry Prize 2013

1st Prize: Andy Kissane

2nd Prize: Wayne Price

Against Forgetting

The Secret

3rd Prize: Wayne Price


Loyalties


Honorable Mentions


Ginny Lowe Connors

Tangle

Mary Anne Losee Yates

We Just Want To Get To Know You

Frank Farrelly

On Coolnamona Bog

Noel Monahan

Winter Nuptials

Dana Robbins

The Apple Tree

David H. W. Grubb

The Leg Shaver's Convention

Breda Wall Ryan

Summer's End