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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

Open

OPEN until 30 Nov ‘17
€5,000 in Prizes + Publication

Judge: To be Announced
Word limit: 5,000

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Flash Fiction Prize

Open

OPEN until 28th Feb ’18
Prizes + Publication

Judge: To be announced
Word limit: 300

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Poetry Prize

Open

OPEN until 31 March ’18
Prizes + Publication

Judge: To be announced
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

Open

OPEN until 31 Jan ’18
Prizes + Publication

Judge: Horatio Clare
Word limit: 4,000

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Louise ONeill

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

Poetry Results + Short and Long Lists

23rd May 2017
We are pleased to announce the winners plus short and long lists for the 2017 Fish Poetry Contest, and would like to congratulate the poets for being selected from a pool of 1,305.  Ten Winning Poems (chosen by Jo Shapcott) to be published in 2017 Fish Anthology Short List Long List   Judge Jo Shapcott has […]

Flash Fiction: Results, Short & Long Lists

12th April 2017
We apologise for the delay in announcing results. Look to see if your flash story is on the short or long list. Short List Long List Congratulations to the writers who made it onto the short and long lists and in particular to the final 10. There were 946 entries to the competition. The ten […]

Memoirs: Results

1st April 2017
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Fish Short Memoir Contest, as chosen by judge Vanessa Gebbie. The 10 short memoirs will be published in the 2017 Fish Anthology. Vanessa’s comments on the memoirs are with each one, and her overall notes on the judging are below, followed by biographical information on […]

Memoirs: Short & Long Lists

29th March 2017
Short List: 2017 Short Memoir Contest. The Long List is on this page after the short list. The winners will be announced on 1st April. Title First Name Last Name       May Sixty-Eight Tony Axelrad Poland – A Pilgrimage Tod Benjamin     Learning How To Be A Lady Jane Bryce New York […]

Short Stories: Results

17th March 2017
Here are the results of the 2016/17 Fish Short Story Contest, judged by Neel Mukherjee. Neel’s comments on each story are included. The eleven stories will be published in the 2017 Fish Anthology. It will be launched at the West Cork Literary Festival in July ’17. First prize is €3,000 and a place at the […]

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