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

Flash Fiction Winning Story 2016

7th February 2017
This story, chosen by judge Nuala O’Connor, was published in the 2016 Fish Anthology along with nine other stunning Flash Stories from different authors. Chris Stewart will be selecting 10 for the 2017 Fish Anthology. The Young Brown Bear by Julie Netherton   Cuffed, cuffed, and cuffed again by She-bigger-than-me, who fed me and led me and […]

Short Story Contest Closing 30 Nov

21st November 2016
With 9 days to go I thought it a good time to remind writers that the contest closes at 12 midnight GMT on 30 Nov. Neel Mukherjee is judging. These are changing times and interesting ones for writers and readers. We want stories from new and aspiring writers for the 2017 Fish Anthology. We rely, […]

Leonard Cohen Dies. Donald Trump Ascends.

16th November 2016
Last week was a week that will stick in the memory like a speed-bump that didn’t just rattle the frame and bang your head on the roof, but banjaxed the suspension and threw the car off the road. Leonard Cohen, the most authentic man on the planet, died and Donald Trump, cartoon figure, swept to […]

Launch of 2016 Fish Anthology

16th October 2016
FISH ANTHOLOGY 2016 LAUNCH The Fish Anthology was launched at the West Cork Literary Festival on 20 July by Dave Lordan, who judged the Fish Poetry Prize. Dave’s exhuborent, off-the-cuff and upbeat speech kept us on our toes as his words raced to keep up with his thoughts. Despite his general scepticism about competitions, he […]

Launch of Sunrise Sunset by Tina Pisco

16th October 2016
    Also at the West Cork Literary Festival in July, Fish launched this collection of short stories, flash and comic-strip fiction from West Cork author Tina Pisco. Surreal, sad, zany, funny, Tina Pisco’s stories are drawn from gritty realism as much as the swirling clouds of the imagination. An astute, empathetic and sometimes savage […]

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