Summary - Prizes - Judge - The Rules - Entry Fees - Enter Online/Post


The 2014 Fish Short Short Story Contest ( Flash Fiction Contest) is open.

This is an opportunity to attempt what is one of the most difficult and rewarding tasks - to create, in a tiny fragment, a completely resolved and compelling story in 300 words or less. Short Short Stories are wonderfully entertaining to read and challenging to write. We love them and so do the readers of our Anthology. This is another chance to get a story, however small, into this year's Fish Anthology.
The Short Short Story Contest (Flash Fiction Contest) has been an annual event since 2004. To view our catalogue of anthologies containing the winning short short stories from previous short short story competitions click Fish Books.


Summary
- Prizes - Judge - The Rules - Entry Fees - Enter Online/Post


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Short Short Story Contest Summary

OPEN
Closing date: 28 Feb 2014
Results: 10 April 2014
Judge: Glenn Patterson

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Short Short Story Contest Prizes:

The winner and nine runners up will be published in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

First Prize - €1,000 plus publication in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

Nine runners-up will be published in the Anthology and will each receive five complementary copies of the Anthology.

All winning authors will be invited to the launch of the 2013 Fish Anthology. This will take place during the West Cork Literary Festival in July.

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Short Short Story Contest Judge: Glenn Paterson

Will be selecting 10 Short Short Stories to be published in the next Fish Anthology.

 


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The Rules into the Short Short Story Contest

  • No entry form is needed. This is mostly an on-line competition, but entries will be accepted by post for a slightly higher fee.

  • You can enter as many times as you wish. One short short story per entry fee.

  • The short short story competition (Flash Fiction contest) is open to writers of any nationality writing in English.

  • There is no restriction on theme or style.

  • Word limit 300.

  • The winning stories must be available for the Fish Anthology, and therefore must not have been published previously.

  • Fish holds publishing rights for one year after publication. Copyright remains with the author.

  • Notification of receipt of entry will be by email.

  • Stories cannot be altered after they have been entered. Judging is done anonymously. Names and addresses must not appear on the stories, but on a separate sheet if entering by post, or in the place provided online.

  • The judges' verdict is final.

  • Entry will be taken as acceptance of these conditions.

  • Overall winners of the Fish Short Short Story Contest may enter again, but will not be eligible for the first prize.

  • A writer who has had two stories in Fish Anthologies from the Short Short Story Contest, may not enter for three years. They may enter other Fish Prizes in that time. (This is designed to give opportunities to a wider circle of emerging writers).

  • Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules.


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Short Short Story Contest Entry Fees

The cost of an On-line entry is fixed in Euro and the conversion into your local currency will be done automatically by your credit card company according to the current exchange rate.


1st Entry

Subsequent

Online Entry

14.00

8.00

Critique (Optional)

30.00

30.00


Postal entry


16.00

 

10.00

Critique (Optional)

32.00

32.00


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How to Enter

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

Short Short Story Contest Online Entries

To Enter online, simply submit your short short story(ies) through our online entry system on our website. Please do not send stories as email attachments. 

MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE STORY. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL SHORT-LISTING AND JUDGING IS DONE ANONYMOUSLY. YOUR STORY IS AUTOMATICALLY LINKED TO YOUR AUTHOR NAME IN THE SYSTEM.

If you have any difficulty submitting your story, post your problem at Feedback and Support.


CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE

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Short Short Story Contest Postal Entries

To enter by post, please include entry fee and story in the same envelope. Cheques payable to 'Fish Publishing'. NOTE: cheques must be made out in the currency of the country from which they are sent, to the value of the fee. Receipt of entry by e mail only. Stories will not be returned. Critiques will be returned by email unless requested by post.

Post to: Fish Publishing Short Short Story Contest, Durrus, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland

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Cost €16 or equivalent in the currency of your country. Subsequent entries have a reduced fee of €10. Do not sent postal orders (outside Ireland), or cheques made out in Euros if you are outside the Euro zone.

Cost of postal critique €32, or entry and critique €48.

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The Fish Online Short Short Story (Flash Fiction) Writing Course is open. Ten modules lasting three months. Reckless writing fun that is useful and constructive.


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