Writing Courses

Short Story Writing Course

10 modules designed to hone your writing skills within this exciting genre. This is an online course to be completed within 5 months. When you have enrolled on the course . . .

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Flash Fiction Writing Course

A series of lively and stimulating lessons online. All aspects of writing flash fiction will be explored, from sourcing material to shaping and producing a publishable work.

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Memoir Writing Course

This tailored one-to-one course will guide and develop an ability to write from personal experience with literary purpose.

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Poetry Writing Course

Each word has a little music of its own, which poetry rearranges so it can be heard. Delve deep into these arrangements, exploring poetic tools – symbolism, repetition, figurative speech, persona . . .

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Screenwriting Course

Professional screenwriter and experienced screenwriting teacher, Rory Kilalea, is on hand to help develop your technique from an objective view point with an injection of inspiration and vigour.

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News & Articles

Short Story Prize 2017/18: Results, Long & Short-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 […]

Fish Anthology 2017 – LAUNCH

8th July 2017
The West Cork Literary Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Clem Cairns of Fish Publishing started and grew the festival into one of Ireland’s biggest literary events. The Fish Anthology launch has been a major event at the Festival since its inception in 1997. This year, Mia Gallagher, author and Fish winner (2005) will be launching the […]

Poetry Results 2017

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 […]

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