Fish Publishing runs four annual international writing contests.

 

Fish endeavours to publish outstanding new writers and poets.


 

 

Young Adult Novel Contest from Fish Publishing - judge Louise O'Neil

 

Judges 15/16: Jan Morris(memoir), Louise O'Neill (Young-Adult)

 

 

 


22nd Fish Short Story Prize 2015/16

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: To be announced shortly
Closes: 30 November 2015
Results: 17 March 2016
Max. Length: 5,000 words

The top ten stories will be published in the 2016 Fish Anthology.

The overall winner will receive €3,000, of which €1,000 is for travel to the launch of the Anthology. Second prize is a week at Anam Cara Writers' and Artists' Retreat and €300. Third prize €300.

Online Entries: €20 (€10 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €22 (€12 subsequent entries).

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The Fish Flash Fiction Prize (Short Short Story Contest) 2016

2016 PRIZE OPENING SOON
Judge: to be announced
Closes: 28 Feb 2016
Results: 10 April 2016
Max Length: 300 words

The best 10 stories will be published in the Fish Anthology 2016.
€1,000 First Prize.

Online Entries: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries).

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The Fish Poetry Prize 2016

2016 PRIZE OPENING SOON
Judge
: to be announced
Closes: 31 March 2016
Results: 15 May 2016
Max Length: 300 words

The best 10 poems will be published in the 2016 Fish Anthology.
First prize €1,000.

Online Entries: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries).

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The Fish Short Memoir Contest 2016

2016 PRIZE OPEN
Judge: Jan Morris
Closes: 31 January 2016
Results: 1 April 2016
Max Length: 4,000 words

The best 10 memoirs will be published in the 2016 Fish Anthology.
First prize €1,000.

Online Entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €18 (€12 subsequent entries).

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Young-Adult Novel Prize

OPEN

The winning novel will be published by Fish Publishing.

Judge: Louise O’Neill, award winning author of young-adult novel Only Ever Yours.
Closing: 30 Oct 2015
Results: 10 Feb 2016
Novel published: July 2016
Submit: the first chapter OR 5,000 words. (Shortlisted authors will be requested to submit their entire novel for final selection.)

Online Entries: €20. Postal entries: €22.

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Renowned authors and poets have generously lent their time and wisdom to the judging process. (Previous judges.) They select the final shortlist of stories, poems and memoirs.
The Annual Fish Anthology containing the winning entries is launched during the West Cork Literary Festival.

Since the first Fish writing contest in 1994, Fish has published over 400 new authors. For many, Fish has been a stepping stone to further publication and a successful writing career. See Alumni.

Catalogue of Fish Anthologies.

Read extracts

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

Comments on short story writing from authors Joseph O'Connor, Pat McCabe and Kurt Vonnegut.