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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 – Closes: 30 Nov ’18
€6,400 in Prizes + Publication

Judge: Mia Gallagher
Word limit: 5,000

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Flash Fiction Prize

Open

OPEN – Closes 28 Feb ’19
Prizes + Publication

Judge: To be Announced
Word limit: 300

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Poetry Prize

Open

OPEN – Closes: 31 March ’19
Prizes + Publication

Judge: To be Announced
Word limit: 300

Ten poems, as selected by the judge, will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2019

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Short Memoir Prize

Open

OPEN – Closes: 31 Jan ’19
Prizes + Publication

Judge: To be Announced
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

Fish Anthology 2018 LAUNCH

29th July 2018
WEST CORK LITERARY FESTIVAL, MARITIME HOTEL, JULY  16 It was an unusually dry day for a West Cork summer and the sun shone on the fields across the harbour, and through the wall of glass behind the stage the 100 or so assembled at the Fish Anthology launch could see it all, and the boats […]

Fish Editor – Mary-Jane Holmes, Poetry Collection Published

29th July 2018
Heliotrope with Matches and Magnifying Glass by Mary-Jane Holmes (pub 2018 by Pindrop) Mary-Jane Holmes, chief editor with Fish, dazzles with this, her debut collection. These poems range far and wide – from the landscapes, stories and traditions of the North Pennines, rich with dialect; to an Occitan hamlet with its chanterelles and walnut harvests, […]

Poetry Prize 2018: Results, Short & Long-lists

15th May 2018
  Winners Short-list Long-list     The Ten Winners:   Selected by poet, Ellen Bass 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 poets and writers published in the Anthology are invited to read at the launch. First […]

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. […]

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