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Writing Contests

Fish Publishing runs four annual International Writing Contests.

Renowned poets and writers select ten from each contest for publication in the Annual Fish Anthology.

 

Fish endeavours to publish outstanding new writers and poets.

 

 

Fish Writing Contests – 

Short Story Prize

Closed

CLOSED – Results: 17 March ’18
€5,000 in Prizes + Publication

Judge: Billy O’Callaghan
Word limit: 5,000

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Flash Fiction Prize

Closed

CLOSED results 10 April ’18
Prizes + Publication

Judge: Sherrie Flick
Word limit: 300

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Poetry Prize

Closed

CLOSED Results 15 May ’18
Prizes + Publication

Judge: Ellen Bass
Word limit: 300

Ten poems, as selected by the judge, will be published in the 2018 FISH ANTHOLOGY

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Short Memoir Prize

Closed

CLOSED – Results: 1 April ’18
Prizes + Publication

Judge: Marti Leimbach
Word limit: 4,000

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Young-Adult Novel Contest

Closed

CLOSED

The winning novel will be published by Fish Publishing.

(Shortlisted authors will be requested to submit their entire novel for final selection.)

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News & Articles

Flash Fiction Prize 2018: Results, Short & Long-lists

10th April 2018
    Winners Short-list Long-list       The Ten Winners:   Selected by judge Sherrie Flick  to be published in the Fish Anthology 2018 The Fish Anthology 2018 will be launched as part of the West Cork Literary Festival  (16th July 2018).  All of the writers published in the Anthology are invited to read at the launch. First prize […]

Short Memoir Prize 2018: Results, Short & Long-lists

1st April 2018
    Winners Short-list Long-list     The Ten Winners: Selected by judge Marti Leimbach  to be published in the Fish Anthology 2018 The Fish Anthology 2018 will be launched as part of the West Cork Literary Festival  (16th July 2018). All of the writers published in the Anthology are invited to read at the launch. […]

Short Story Prize 2017/18: Results, Short & Long-lists

17th March 2018
  Winners Short-list Long-list     The Ten Winners: Selected by judge Billy O’Callaghan to be published in the Fish Anthology 2018   First: Clippings by Helen Chambers (England) Is awarded €3,000, one thousand of which is for travel to the launch of the Fish Anthology 2018, and a short story workshop at the West Cork […]

Sunrise Sunset by Tina Pisco- REVIEW

16th March 2018
  Reviewed by Mia Gallagher   7th February 2018 Let’s get the declaration of interest out of the way: I first encountered Tina Pisco at the 2008 West Cork Literary Festival where I heard her read a flash piece. It was knife-sharp; darkly incantatory. Some years later I recommended Pisco to Spolia – an online literary journal in […]

Chief Editor at Fish Wins Bridport Poetry Prize

23rd November 2017
Mary-Jane Holmes Wins Bridport Poetry Prize Mary-Jane Holmes, chief editor at Fish has added the prestigious Bridport Prize for Poetry to her gathering tally of prizes. Read more. Competition Judge Lemn Sissy wrote –  “The winning poem is ‘Siren Call’.  I am drawn to a bleak coastal town. I am drawn by sound. It is like a short […]

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