Fish Publishing runs four annual international writing contests.
Fish endeavours to publish outstanding new writers and poets.
Judge: Kevin Barry
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).
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).
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: Dave Lordan
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.
2016 PRIZE CLOSED
Judge: Carlo Gebler
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).
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
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.
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.