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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

Change of Judge for Short Memoir Contest

21st March 2017
I regret to announce that judge Horatio Clare has, for personal reasons, had to withdraw as the judge of the 2017 Fish Short Memoir Contest.  I am delighted to announce that Welsh author Vanessa Gebbie has agreed to step in and judge the contest. I am very grateful to Vanessa for doing this at the […]

Results Short Story Contest 2016/17

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 […]

Short & Long Lists, Short Story Contest 2016/17

9th March 2017
Short Story Contest 2016/17 Short-list Long-list Congratulations to all those on the short and long lists. There were 1,300 stories entered. The winners, as selected by Neel Mukherjee, will be announced on the 17th March.   – Short Story Contest 2016/17: Short-list of 40 stories In The Dark​ Title First Name Last Name     […]

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 […]

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