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RESULTS
Results
: 1 April 2014

Dermot Healy, judge of the Fish Short Memoir Contest 2014Everyone must have a memoir. Not an autobiography. Too many rules. Too much adherence to fact, to structure, to convention. A memoir gives licence - to interpret, to create, to fabricate, to make sense of a life, or part of that life. Go for it! Write a piece of your life, send it to Fish. Who knows, it might be published.

Novelist, playwright, poet and short story writer and honorary patron of the Fish Short Story Prize, Dermot Healy is the judge for the 2014 Fish Short Memoir Contest.

The Fish Short Memoir Contest is a chance to get your memoir published in the 2014 Fish Anthology to be launched during the West Cork Literary Festival, in July 2014.

Publication in the Fish Anthology (Fish Books) has been, for many authors, a stepping-stone to successful writing careers. See Alumni.

If you would like to refine your Memoir writing skills, you might like to take advantage of the Memoir Writing Course.

Critique Service is for writers who require an appraisal of their work prior to entering a writing contest, or at any time.


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Summary Short Memoir Contest

CLOSED
Judge: Dermot Healy
Closing: 31st January 2014
Results: 1 April 2014
Anthology published: July 2014
Max length: 4,000 words

 

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Prizes Short Memoir Contest

The winner and nine runners-up will be published in the 2014 Fish Anthology.

First - €1,000

The ten published authors will each receive five copies of the Anthology and will be invited to read at the launch during the West Cork Literary Festival in July.


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Rules Short Memoir Contest

  • No entry form is needed. Entry is online, or by post if required.

  • You may enter as many times as you wish.

  • The competition is open to writers of any nationality writing in English.

  • There is no restriction on theme or style.

  • Maximum number of words is 4,000.

  • The winning memoirs must be available for the anthology and, therefore, must not have been published previously.

  • Fish holds publishing rights for one year after publication, after which publishing rights revert to the author.

  • Notification of receipt of entry will normally be by email.

  • The judges' verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

  • Memoirs cannot be altered or substituted once they have been entered.

  • Judging is anonymous. Name and contact details must not appear on the memoirs, (in the box provided if entering online, on separate sheet if entering by post).

  • In order to give opportunities to emerging writers:
    (a) Writers who have had two memoirs published in Fish Anthologies may not enter for three years after their second publication. They may enter other Fish competitions.
    (b) Previous first prize winners may enter again, but will not be eligible for the first prize.

  • Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules


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Entry Fees Short Memoir Contest

 

 

 

1st Entry

Subsequent

Online Entry

16.00

10.00

Critique (Optional)

40.00

40.00


     

Postal Entry

18.00

12.00

Critique (Optional)

42.00

42.00

 

 

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How to Enter Short Memoir Contest

You can enter online or by post. The cheaper option is to enter online.

You can enter online or by post. The cheaper option is to enter online.

  • How to Enter Online

To enter online, click online entry, and follow the instructions.

MAKE SURE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS ARE NOT ON THE STORY. (Judging is done anonymously.)
Your memoir and name are linked automatically when you enter.

FISH SHORT MEMOIR PRIZE
ONLINE ENTRY

 

  • How to Enter by Post

Post to: Fish Short Memoir Prize, Durrus, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Print on one side of the page only in reasonable sized type. The Fish Prize is judged anonymously, so please do not put your name or contact details on any of the story pages. Include all contact details on a separate sheet.

Receipt of entry will be by email. Memoirs will not be returned.

N.B. Do not sent postal orders (outside Ireland).
Make cheques out in your own currency.

 

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Casa Ana - 2nd prize - week stay at this retreat in the AlpujarrasCasa Ana in Las Alpujarras, southern Spain, regularly offers Writers Retreats: here you’ll find a room of your own, inspiring surroundings, good food and the company of other writers.
Casa Ana is a 400-year old house in the Alpujarras mountains of Andalucia.  Once an important family home with a wine press, Casa Ana, Writers Retreat. Week stay here as second prize in the Fish Short Memoir Contestolive oil store, barns and stables, Casa Ana has been transformed into a stylish and comfortable rural retreat with south-facing terraces, a garden and spectacular river gorge views.

(Full board is included in the 2nd prize week's stay at this stunning retreat)