Fish Publishing runs four annual international writing contests.

 

Fish endeavours to publish outstanding new writers and poets.



Claire Kilroy, judge of the 2013/14 Fish Short Story PrizeDermot Healy, judge of the Fish Short Memoir PrizeGlenn Patterson, judge of the 2014 fish Flash Fiction PrizeRuth Padel, judge of 2014 Fish Poetry Prize

 

 

Claire Kilroy,Glenn Patterson,
Ruth Padel and Dermot Healy
Judges: Short Story, Flash Fiction,
Short Memoir and Poetry Prizes '13/14

 

 

 


20th Fish Short Story Prize 2013/14

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: Claire kilroy
Closes: 30 November 2013
Results: 17 March 2014
Max. Length: 5,000 words

The top ten stories will be published in the 2014 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) 2014

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: Glenn Patterson
Closes: 28 Feb 2014
Results: 10 April 2014
Max Length: 300 words

The best 10 stories will be published in the Fish Anthology 2014.
€1,000 First Prize.

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

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The Fish Poetry Prize 2014

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge
: Ruth Padel
Closes: 31 March 2014
Results: 15 May 2014
Max Length: 300 words

The best 10 poems will be published in the 2014 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 2014

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: Dermot Healy
Closes: 31 January 2014
Results: 1 April 2014
Max Length: 4,000 words

The best 10 memoirs will be published in the 2014 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.