LONGLIST Fish Short Story Prize 2013/14

389 stories longlisted
(1,560 stories submitted in total)

V ACE (Albert Charles) BAKER
A Short Celebration of Death and Life Adam Connors
The Ultimate Ballast AE Gray
The Woman Who Was Not My Girlfriend Aengus Murray
HoWL Aengus Murray
Frogs; The City Aengus Murray
The Afterlife of Trees Agnieszka Dale
Oh, To Be Young Again Alan O’Gorman
Divine Power of Ccumbers in Tehran Albert Azarmi
Stalker Alena Abrosimova
The Thirteenth Painting Alex Heron
Seven Facts About Water Alex Ruczaj
There are women for everything Alice Ryan
The Smell of Rain Alison Earls
The Deception alison quigley
Inspiration Alun Evans
Snowstorm Amanda Kennedy
What We Hold in Our Hands Amanda Murphy
A clerical error Amanda Nicol
The Fading Light Amna Khokher
Redeemed Island Andrea Baldwin
Reckoning Andrea Stephenson
Motel Q Andrew Foster
A Cigarette Andrew Watson
Two’d up Ann Jolly
Bound for Damnation Anna BLack
Prone Anna Kalinski
Fantasy Husbands Annabel Abbs
Terse Brown Mouse Anne Calcagno
Real Gone Kid Anne Caughey
No Church in the Wild Anne Corlett
Race Anne Dixey
The Pacific Madrona Anne Elliott
Step Up To The Plate Anne O’Brien
Eventyr annie lindberg
Abaddon and Jemima Antonio Chavez
Horse latitudes Aongus Murtagh
The Scream Baret Magarian
Playing the Ghost Barnaby Walsh
The Nod Barry Troy
Peacock Feathers Bea Davenport
Forgiveness Beth Bosworth
A Sudden Fall Billy Fenton
Seein’ Red Bren Gosling
Horses In Field And The Like Brian Leeson
Ava’s Kernel Carly Anne West
The Quicken Tree Carol Farrelly
The Blessing of the Rods Carol Jones
Plein Sud Carol McKay
Blackthorns Caroline Finn
An Epistle from the Holding House Caroline Kinya Mbaya
Rendezvous Cafe Cary Hodgkinson
Zoe Cary Reynolds
Clear Reflection Cathriona Slammon
Things you don’t need to know Celia Coyne
BLIGHT Celine Gibson
Naked Cherie Charlie Hopkinson
All That Has Gone charlotte macneil
One Night at Dinner Cheryl Moss
Train in the Night Chris Franks
The Black Door Christina George
Dexter Bing christina Sanders
Safe Houses Christine Powell
Served Cold Claire Bolderson
Bonkers Clar Ni Chonghaile
What We Fought For Clare Fielder
A Social Construct Clare O’Dea
The Modern Way clare reddaway
The Good Friday Agreement Cliff Chen
Life In A Cage Colm McDermott
One Train May Conceal Another Cormac James
The Syntax of Lighthouse Keepers Daisy Johnson
The Teacher Dalton Bryant
The Beatin’ Path Damian Sebouhian
Malebolge Daniel Cooke
The Piece Titled “The Crooked Man” Danny Ward
Crow Hunting Daphne Kalmar
Taylor Keith David Butler
Crossing the Rubicon David Chasumba
Repatriation David Hardy
The Girl on the Bench David Nixon
The Attic Room David ODwyer
Stealing Apples David ODwyer
Stale Peaches David ODwyer
Taking the Blame David Wilkes
Fireflies Davyd Morris
Big Bones Dawn Nicholson
Homecoming Dearbhaile Houston
A Little Trouble with the Spirits Deborah Cameron
Chutney Debz Hobbs-Wyatt
Self Storage Demetrios Matheou
The Mining Engineer’s Wife Dennis Nau
Fallon’s Wood Donna Triggs
ONE SHOT duncan ross
The Tusk Earle McCartney
Lone Traveller Edith Anderson
SINGING TO FISH Eleanor O’Reilly
White Noise Eleanor Talbot
Peter the Shoemaker Elena Horas San Martin
St. Bride’s Elena Soto
The Ancestors Elena Soto
The Hands of the Savior Eli Hastings
Looking at the South Side of the Moon. Elisheva Stanton
Hear all evil, see all, speak none Elisheva Stanton
Peace in Mozambique Elizabeth Rider
The Nanny Enid Harlow
Loaves and Fishes Eoin Devereux
The Cheese Ladies Ericka Olsen Stefano
It Flowers Briefly Erin Ryan
Patrick Erskine Villiers
The Melancholy Man with the Muddy Boots Esther Freeman
Unusual Suspects Eugen Bacon
The Water Tribunal Eve Vamvas
Homing Ewan Gault
Chris Anderson fiona macleod
Xanthippe’s Western Road Fiona Ni Conchubhair
The Search fiona stevenson
The Book of Ashes Fleur Smithwick
THE SCOOP Frances Kenny
Last Chance (At the Amaryllis Hotel) Fulham Ryan
The King of Fries Garret Dwyer-Joyce
Grace Unclothed Gay Johnson
Relief gemma carroll
The Oguri Diet Geoff Smith
Pity The Poor Struggler george Pirie
Badger George Tuohy
A Paper Husband Georgina Eddison
On the Brink Geraldine Daly
Dawn Man Geraldine Terry
The Fruit Scone Gerry Hughes
Death of a blue-tit Gill Blow
The Catch Graeme Finnie
Sex Queen of Johwnstown Lane Graham Tugwell
Nothing Like Me Grainne Murphy
Frank & Alfie Grainne Murphy
Splitting The Win Greer Morpeth
Strawberries Gregory Jackson
The Juggler Gregory Jackson
Pirates Gregory Jackson
Bundle Harriet Kline
November Leaves Hayley Burrell
The Yellow Piece of Paper Heather Newby
A Dish Served Cold Helen Howard
The Quest Helen McGoldrick
Stoner Horatio Potter
Propaganda Hugh Fulham-McQuillan
Lost Souls I. Michael Gurin
Till Night Again Meets Day on Equal Terms Ian Craine
The Stroke Ian Prior
The Colour of Summer Isabel Turvey
What You Don’t See Is What You Get Itohan Ellis
Bad Habits Ivana Anastasovska
Clear out James Fogarty
The Fight James Hanes
Whenever I Close My Eyes James Heaney
Bondholders James Patterson
Becoming an American James Patterson
Colwill’s Coaches Jane Fraser
Dear John, I’ve fallen for a dog. Jane Harrington
Minding Other People’s Business Jane Schorah
Twisp Janice McCachen
Monkey Boy Janine Mikosza
Sundays at Dante’s Jared Lollar
Necronaut Jason Batt
EVER AFTER Jean Blasiar
The Management of Difficult Women –
A Genealogical Study
Jenny Hetherington
Can’t say no to a dying man Jenny Toune
Armour Jessica Traynor
Aliens Jim Thomev
Buttons Jo Barril
War Jo Ely
The Night Picnic Joanna Campbell
The Rain and the Roses Joe Mc Kiernan
Moving Images Joe Mc Kiernan
Like Robert De Niro John Gray
Fran’s Return John Langan
Theresa’s Special Night John Rutter
Journeys Jose Ho
Little Favours Julia Rampen
In the Name of the Father Juliana Feaver
Julie Chevalier
An Alsatian on Roller Skates Julie Chilver
Killing Him Softly Julie Kearney
Lake Pontchartrain k Lockwood Jefford
Small Beach Perspective Kat Dawes
Soho Kate Forlong
Land of the Coconut Kate Forlong
DIFFERENCE Kathleen Kertin
LAUGHING JACK Kathleen Kertin
Shopping Trip Kathryn Burke
Under Eden Kathryn Johns
Marked Out Kathy O’Donnell
A Eulogy for Robert Taylor Keith Lewis
Playoffs Kelly Creighton
Fortune’s Daughter Kelly Fordon
Tent Kelly McCaughrain
Master Class Kerrie Salaun
The Shoe Shine Boys Kerry Barner
Watch Face Kevin Smith
In This Sign Kieran McGuire
Defending Eris Kim Kolarich
Goddess kira messell
Sarabande Kit Coldstream
The Wait Kyle Martin Jones
Mother Makeover Laura Rock
The Transcripts of Venus Laura Solomon
The Guttersnipe Laura Windley
Rabnatt and the Lost Art of Communication Lindsay Waller-Wilkinson
Heat Lindsay Waller-Wilkinson
Twitcher Lindsay Waller-Wilkinson
Snowing Leaves Lisa de Jong
Liquid Laughter Lisa Harding
The Visitor Lisa Harding
Something about Simon Lisa Harding
Legacy Lori Vos
COMING OUT Louise Marburg
Flatrock 1979 Lukas Jackson
Pulp Luke Melia
Bird Brains Maggie Ling
One Slip Maggie Ling
The Office Maggie Veness
Starfish Mairin Stronge
Toss the Feathers at
Joe MacNaughton’s Wake
Mandy de Waal
Billy Boys Mandy McAleese
Arrival Manuel Carreon
Gameshow Marc Jones
Not You Margaret Ferguson
Mother Told Me Maria Thomas
Estrangement Marianne O’Rourke
The Feathered Man Marie Alvarado
Aqua Vitae Marie Gethins
Hunting Marjorie K. Kennedy
La Morena Mark Scott
Twisted Woven Mark Smith
Butcher’s Creek Mark Smith
Com Marked
Sennen Cove Martin Brett
The Frog – a parable Martin Day
The Viewing Martin Dodd
Positano Martina Ryan
How Green Was Your Traffic Light Matt Benville
Over the Wall maura o’brien
The Amber Bird Maureen Cashman
The Hireling Maureen Gallagher
Wise Women Maureen Kermode
Ninety-Nine Songs Melanie Schwapp
II Cycles: Faerytale Melanie Steynberg
GUNS AND ROSES melanie whipman
The Consultation Melanie White
Let there be no no Michael Bird
Gomorrah Shade Michael Crossan
A Vocation Michael Cumiskey
Some Go Dancing Michael Davis
Patriot in Their Midst Michael Dwyer
Only Three Billion Dreams Michael Forester
Painting Michael Lawlor
Boy at the Window Michael Romyn
Hooked by a Hoarding Michael Weatherilt
Tess Michael Wilson
IDYLL Michelle Scorziello
The Lock-Down Mike Carter
The End of Soap Mike Wendling
The Dance Mimi Whittaker
SISTERS-IN-LAW Miriam Hurley
The Blue Rectangle Monika Pant
The Lesson Morgan Davies
Heathens Morowa Yejide
Another World Mzana Mthimkhulu
Last Christmas In Barrie Natalya Anderson
Hero to zero Ned Bright
A Good Beating neil cubley
The Glasshouse Neil Hegarty
Under Niamh Donnelly
The Great Turkey Shoot-out nichole beauchamp
Song DC Nick Fonos
Paper Boats Nike Sulway
Coming Home Nikita Eaton-Lusignan
4AM Nikki Mottram
Last Offices nina milton
The Tomb of the Tomb Builders nina milton
Eggs nollaig rowan
The Backpacker Oana Aristide
Venom Oana Aristide
The Opposite Of Omniscience Owain Paciuszko
The Universe Hums in B-Flat Paddy Scott
Horses Pat O’Connor
The Museum of Future Art Pat O’Connor
Tulips Pat O’Connor
Boxes Pat O’Connor
Cat Pat O’Connor
The days, they punish you Patrick Gleeson
Now more than ever patrick wakeling
The Canon’s Yeoman’s Second Tale Paul Freeman
The Thin Line pauline rooney
If I’ve Got the Balls Peter Hill
Golf On The Brain Peter Kettle
Golf On The Brain Peter Kettle
The Island Peter Rodgers
Honda 50 Phil Byrne
The Magic of Migration Polly Price
The Good Wife Rachael Charmley
Her Last Show Rebecca F John
The Lizard King Rebecca Graham
Into Invisible Rhonda Collis
Moonlight Ric Carter
Back Catalogue Richard Barnett
How To Make The Perfect Roll-Up Richard Knight
His Own Little Victory Richard Raymond
God’s Speed Rob Davies
What do you really think of me? Rob Ganley
Her name is Erica Rob Perry
Man Surrounded Robert Arnott
Amen Robert Mundy
Trig point Roisin Collins
Taking the Backseat Romi Jones
fridays like christmas ronald callander
The Dream Dispatcher Ronnie Greig
Ten Fags Gone Rory Duffy
Young Robins Don’t have Red Breasts Rory Duffy
Silent Giving rosemary jenkinson
Better Left Unsaid Ruby Speechley
Grounded Ruth Connelly
An Uncertain State. Ruth Geldard
The Date Mate Ruth Hayhurst
The Canary Ruth Rawcliffe
The Banana & Watermelon Heist Ryan Parker
Meeting on the Beach S D West
The Life of a House Sam Sudar
Jackpot Samuel Wright
Winterreise Sara Baker
The Arrow of Time Sara Baker
Making Moussaka Sara Roberts
The Mimi Spirits Sarah Mann
The Crane Sarah Quigley
A Few Innocuous Lines Sarah Sleeper
The Red Horse Saskia Ashby
Highly Effective People scott winokur
Underground for the End of the World Seth Insua
Hera’s Echo Seth Insua
The Dead Animals Register Seth Insua
Little Andy’s Cry Seth Insua
Proclamations Shannon Sweetnam
The Constant Winner Sharon Boyle
The Words Simon Cornish
Blood in The Lime Siobhan Collins
Hammered Glass Siobhan Harte
Mamaiji Sohrab Fracis
One Hour, Three Times a Week Sonal Aggarwal
The Smell of People Sleeping Sophie Hampton
Grail/Grope Stephen Policoff
The True Source of the Great Chicago Fire
by Seamus McManus
Steve Wiley
Dilation Stuart Bush-Harris
Heidi Sue Cannon
Dandelion Seeds Sue Cosgrave
Across The Rio Negro Sue Cosgrave
Killing Time Sue Cosgrave
Uncle Isaac’s Theory of
Time and Momentum
Sue Guiney
Somewhere Nice to Stay Sue Harrop
The Storm Susan Daniels
Fight Like Susan McCreery
Are We in a Foreign Land? Susan McKeown
Stew and Dumplings Susan Shepherd
The peace with Daniel Susanne Stich
The Summer King Susie Murray
The Blue Bottle Tania Dain
The Visitors. Thomas Reilly
The Visitors. Thomas Reilly
A Love Of Art Toby Roebuck
They Live on Nectar Tom Bryan
Caught Tom Welsh
Pride Toni Houston
As the world (re)turns Tracey Iceton
Every Advantage of a Beating Heart Tracy Maylath
Penny for your Thoughts Tricia Holbrook
Birth Plan Uschi Gatward
The Bird Uschi Gatward
Dogs, Ducks and Drakes Val Jones
The Sensitive Plant Vanessa Furse Jackson
The Walking Wounded Veronica Bright
The Carpenter, the Climber
and the Refuse Collector
Victoria Heath
Helston Born William Arnall-Culliford
The Trade wolfgang eulitz
The Motorbike wolfgang eulitz
The Car Salesman wolfgang eulitz

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Fish Anthology 2023

Fish Anthology 2023

… a showcase of disquiet, tension, subversion and surprise …
so many skilled pieces … gem-like, compressed and glinting, little worlds in entirety that refracted life and ideas … What a joy!
– Sarah Hall

… memoirs pinpointing precise
feelings of loss and longing and desire.
– Sean Lusk

What a pleasure to watch these poets’ minds at work, guiding us this way and that.
– Billy Collins


Fish Anthology 2022

‘… delightful, lively send-up … A vivid imagination is at play here, and a fine frenzy is the result.’ – Billy Collins
‘… laying frames of scenic detail to compose a lyric collage … enticing … resonates compellingly. … explosive off-screen drama arises through subtly-selected detail. Sharp, clever, economical, tongue-in-cheek.’ – Tracey Slaughter

Fish Anthology 2021

Fish Anthology 2021

Brave stories of danger and heart and sincerity.
Some risk everything outright, some are desperately quiet, but their intensity lies in what is unsaid and off the page.
These are brilliant pieces from bright, new voices.
A thrill to read.
~ Emily Ruskovich

Fish Anthology 2020

Fish Anthology 2020

I could see great stretches of imagination. I saw experimentation. I saw novelty with voice and style. I saw sentences that embraced both meaning and music. ~ Colum McCann


Fish Anthology 2019

These glorious pieces have spun across the globe – pit-stopping in Japan, the Aussie outback, Vancouver, Paris, Amsterdam and our own Hibernian shores – traversing times past, present and imagined future as deftly as they mine the secret tunnels of the human heart. Enjoy the cavalcade. – Mia Gallagher

Fish Anthology 2019

Fish Anthology 2018

The standard is high, in terms of the emotional impact these writers managed to wring from just a few pages. – Billy O’Callaghan

Loop-de-loopy, fizz, and dazzle … unique and compelling—compressed, expansive, and surprising. – Sherrie Flick

Every page oozes with a sense of place and time. – Marti Leimbach

Energetic, dense with detail … engages us in the act of seeing, reminds us that attention is itself a form of praise. – Ellen Bass

Fish Anthology 2017

Fish Anthology 2017

Dead Souls has the magic surplus of meaning that characterises fine examples of the form – Neel Mukherjee
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Fish Anthology 2016

The practitioners of the art of brevity and super-brevity whose work is in this book have mastered the skills and distilled and double-distilled their work like the finest whiskey.

Sunrise Sunset by Tina Pisco

Sunrise Sunset

€12  (incl. p&p)   Sunrise Sunset by Tina Pisco Read Irish Times review by Claire Looby Surreal, sad, zany, funny, Tina Pisco’s stories are drawn from gritty experience as much as the swirling clouds of the imagination.  An astute, empathetic, sometimes savage observer, she brings her characters to life. They dance themselves onto the pages, […]

Fish Anthology 2015

Fish Anthology 2015

How do we transform personal experience of pain into literature? How do we create and then chisel away at those images of others, of loss, of suffering, of unspeakable helplessness so that they become works of art that aim for a shared humanity? The pieces selected here seem to prompt all these questions and the best of them offer some great answers.
– Carmen Bugan.

Fish Anthology 2014

Fish Anthology 2014

What a high standard all round – of craft, imagination and originality: and what a wide range of feeling and vision.
Ruth Padel

I was struck by how funny many of the stories are, several of them joyously so – they are madcap and eccentric and great fun. Others – despite restrained and elegant prose – managed to be devastating. All of them are the work of writers with talent.
Claire Kilroy

Fish Anthology 2013

Fish Anthology 2013

The writing comes first, the bottom line comes last. And sandwiched between is an eye for the innovative, the inventive and the extraordinary.


Fish Anthology 2012

A new collection from around the globe: innovative, exciting, invigorating work from the writers and poets who will be making waves for some time to come. David Mitchell, Michael Collins, David Shields and Billy Collins selected the stories, flash fiction, memoirs and poems in this anthology.


Fish Anthology 2011

Reading the one page stories I was a little dazzled, and disappointed that I couldn’t give the prize to everybody. It’s such a tight format, every word must count, every punctuation mark. ‘The Long Wet Grass’ is a masterly bit of story telling … I still can’t get it out of my mind.
– Chris Stewart


Fish Anthology 2010

The perfectly achieved story transcends the limitations of space with profundity and insight. What I look for in fiction, of whatever length, is authenticity and intensity of feeling. I demand to be moved, to be transported, to be introduced into other lives. The stories I have selected for this anthology have managed this. – Ronan Bennett, Short Story Judge.


Fish Anthology 2009 – Ten Pint Ted

I sing those who are published here – they have done a very fine job. It is difficult to create from dust, which is what writers do. It is an honour to have read your work. – Colum McCann


Fish Anthology 2008 – Harlem River Blues

The entries into this year’s Fish Short Story Prize were universally strong. From these the judges have selected winners, we believe, of exceptional virtue. – Carlo Gebler


Fish Anthology 2007

I was amazed and delighted at the range and quality of these stories. Every one of them was interesting, well-written, beautifully crafted and, as a short-story must, every one of them focused my attention on that very curtailed tableau which a short-story necessarily sets before us. – Michael Collins


Fish Anthology 2006 – Grandmother, Girl, Wolf and Other Stories

These stories voice all that is vibrant about the form. – Gerard Donovan. Very short stories pack a poetic punch. Each of these holds its own surprise, or two. Dive into these seemingly small worlds. You’ll come up anew. – Angela Jane Fountas


All the King’s Horses – Anthology of Historical Short Stories

Each of the pieces here has been chosen for its excellence. They are a delightfully varied assortment. More than usual for an anthology, this is a compendium of all the different ways that fiction can succeed. I invite you to turn to ‘All the King’s Horses’. The past is here. Begin.
– Michel Faber


Fish Anthology 2005 – The Mountains of Mars and Other Stories

Literary anthologies, especially of new work, act as a kind of indicator to a society’s concerns. This Short Story collection, such a sharp and useful enterprise, goes beyond that. Its internationality demonstrates how our concerns are held in common across the globe. – Frank Delaney


Fish Anthology 2004 – Spoonface and Other Stories

From the daily routine of a career in ‘Spoonface’, to the powerful, recurring image of a freezer in ‘Shadow Lives’. It was the remarkable focus on the ordinary that made these Fish short stories such a pleasure to read. – Hugo Hamilton


Feathers & Cigarettes

In a world where twenty screens of bullshit seem to be revolving without respite … there is nothing that can surpass the ‘explosion of art’ and its obstinate insistence on making sense of things. These dedicated scribes, as though some secret society, heroically, humbly, are espousing a noble cause.
– Pat McCabe


Franklin’s Grace

It’s supposed to be a short form, the good story, but it has about it a largeness I love. There is something to admire in all these tales, these strange, insistent invention. They take place in a rich and satisfying mixture of places, countries of the mind and heart. – Christopher Hope


Asylum 1928

There are fine stories in this new anthology, some small and intimate, some reaching out through the personal for a wider, more universal perspective, wishing to tell a story – grand, simple, complex or everyday, wishing to engage you the reader. – Kate O’Riodan


Five O’Clock Shadow

I feel like issuing a health warning with this Fish Anthology ­ these stories may seriously damage your outlook – Here the writers view the world in their unique way, and have the imagination, talent, and the courage to refine it into that most surprising of all art forms ­ the short story. – Clem Cairns.


From the Bering Strait

Every story in this book makes its own original way in the world. knowing which are the telling moments, and showing them to us. And as the narrator of the winning story casually remarks, ‘Sometimes its the small things that amaze me’ – Molly McCloskey


Scrap Magic

The stories here possess the difference, the quirkiness and the spark. They follow their own road and their own ideas their own way. It is a valuable quality which makes this collection a varied one. Read it, I hope you say to yourself like I did on many occasions, ‘That’s deadly. How did they think of that?’ – Eamonn Sweeney


Dog Day

Really good short stories like these, don’t read like they were written. They read like they simply grew on the page. – Joseph O’Connor


The Stranger

The writers in this collection can write short stories . . . their quality is the only thing they have in common. – Roddy Doyle


The Fish Garden

This is the first volume of short stories from Ireland’s newest publishing house. We are proud that fish has enabled 15 budding new writers be published in this anthology, and I look forward to seeing many of them in print again.


12 Miles Out – a novel by Nick Wright

12 Miles Out was selected by David Mitchell as the winner of the Fish Unpublished Novel Award.
A love story, thriller and historical novel; funny and sad, uplifting and enlightening.


Altergeist – a novel by Tim Booth

You only know who you can’t trust. You can’t trust the law, because there’s none in New Ireland. You can’t trust the Church, because they think they’re the law. And you can’t trust the State, because they think they’re the Church And most of all, you can’t trust your friends, because you can’t remember who they were anymore.


Small City Blues numbers 1 to 51 – a novel by Martin Kelleher

A memoir of urban life, chronicled through its central character, Mackey. From momentary reflections to stories about his break with childhood and adolescence, the early introduction to the Big World, the discovery of romance and then love, the powerlessness of ordinary people, the weaknesses that end in disappointment and the strengths that help them seek redemption and belonging.


The Woman Who Swallowed the Book of Kells – Collection of Short Stories by Ian Wild

Ian Wild’s stories mix Monty Python with Hammer Horror, and the Beatles with Shakespeare, but his anarchic style and sense of humour remain very much his own in this collection of tall tales from another planet. Where else would you find vengeful organs, the inside story of Eleanor Rigby, mobile moustaches, and Vikings looting a Cork City branch of Abracababra?


News & Articles

Short Story Prize 2023/24: RESULTS

10th April 2024
Winners Short-list Long-list   On behalf of all of us at Fish, congratulations to all of you who made the long and the short-lists.  Apologies for the delay in this announcement. The 10 winners will be published in the Fish Anthology 2024. The launch will be during the West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Ireland – […]

Flash Fiction Prize 2024: RESULTS

10th April 2024
Winners Short-list Long-list   From all of us at Fish, thank you for entering your flashes. Congratulations to the writers who  were short or long-listed, and in particular to the 11 winners whose flash stories will be published in the Fish Anthology 2024. The launch will be during the West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Ireland […]

Short Memoir Prize 2024: RESULTS

1st April 2024
Winners Short-list Long-list   On behalf of all of us at Fish, we congratulate the 10 winners who’s memoir made it into the Fish Anthology 2024 (due to be launched in July ’24 at the West Cork Literary Festival), and to those writers who made the long and short-lists, well done too.  Thank you to Sean […]

Launch of the Fish Anthology 2023

12th July 2023
Tuesday 11th July saw the launch of the 2023 Anthology in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry. Nineteen of the fourty authors published in the anthology were there to read from their piece, travelling from Australia, USA and from all corners of Europe.             Read about the Anthology More photos of the […]

Poetry Prize 2023: RESULTS

15th May 2023
  Winners Short-list Long-list     Winners: Here are the 10 winners, as chosen by judge Billy Collins, to be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2023. The Anthology will  be launched as part of the West Cork Literary Festival, (The Maritime Hotel, Bantry, West Cork – Tuesday 11th July – 18.00.) All are welcome! Second […]

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