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Fish Anthology 2012

This anthology contains the winning stories and poems from Fish Publishing’s four annual competitions – The Fish Short Story Prize, The Fish Flash Fiction Prize, The Fish Short Memoir Prize and The Fish Poetry Prize.
Judges were David Mitchell, Michael Collins, David Shields and Billy Collins respectively.

This is a brave, original collection – the poignancy of short memoir is captured here, true-life sadness, grief, struggle and redemption, affirming the place of brief memoir as an emerging genre of real importance. The poems are shining gems, and it is interesting that some of them are from poets whose first language is not english. The Flash Fiction is funny, whacky, surprising, devastating. It achieves the highest calling of Flash, giving a complete story in the difficult discipline of a 300 word ceiling. The short stories are remarkable for the quality of their story-telling – the worlds they invite us to enter and how they convince us with the power of the writing.

Listed below you will find all authors and poets published in this anthology along with the titles of their work.

Read the winning short story – Roommates by Linda Heuring, the winning flash fiction story Serene Suburban Sunday, Spring Street by John Mulligan, the winning short memoir Music Today? by Stephen Policoff and a poem – What Remains by Martin Childs

A poem With the Sails Unfurled by Brian Turner. (A cento, containing lines from the poems published in this Anthology).

A poem in st brendan’s church, bantry by Ken Taylor was written about the launch of the 2012 Fish Anthology

Fish Publishing, Durrus, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland