Fish Publishing runs four annual international writing contests.

 

Fish endeavours to publish outstanding new writers and poets.



Bret Anthony Johnston, judge of the 2015 FishNick Laird, judge of the 2015

 

Carmen Bugan, judge of the 2015 Fish Memoir Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bret Anthony Johnston,
Nick Laird and Carmen Bugan
Judges: Short Story, Flash Fiction,
Short Memoir and Poetry Prizes '14/15

 

 

 


21st Fish Short Story Prize 2014/15

OPEN
Judge: to be announced
Closes: 30 November 2014
Results: 17 March 2015
Max. Length: 5,000 words

The top ten stories will be published in the 2015 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) 2015

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: Bret Anthony Johnston
Closes: 28 Feb 2015
Results: 10 April 2015
Max Length: 300 words

The best 10 stories will be published in the Fish Anthology 2015.
€1,000 First Prize.

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

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The Fish Poetry Prize 2015

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge
: Nick Laird
Closes: 31 March 2015
Results: 15 May 2015
Max Length: 300 words

The best 10 poems will be published in the 2015 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 2015

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: Carmen Bugan
Closes: 31 January 2015
Results: 1 April 2015
Max Length: 4,000 words

The best 10 memoirs will be published in the 2015 Fish Anthology.
First prize €1,000.

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

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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.