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Writing Contests

Fish Publishing runs four annual International Writing Contests.

Renowned poets and writers select ten from each contest for publication in the Annual Fish Anthology.

 

Fish endeavours to publish outstanding new writers and poets.

 

 

Fish Writing Contests – 

Short Story Prize

Open

OPEN (closes 30 Nov ’19)
€6,400 in Prizes + Publication

Judge: Colum McCann
Word limit: 5,000

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Short Memoir Prize

Open

OPEN (closes 31 Jan ’20)
Prizes + Publication

Judge: David Shields
Word limit: 4,000

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Flash Fiction Prize

Open

OPEN (closes 28 Feb ’20)
Prizes + Publication

Judge: Tania Hershman
Word limit: 300

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Poetry Prize

Open

OPEN (closes 31 March ’20)
Prizes + Publication

Judge: Billy Collins
Word limit: 300

Ten poems, as selected by the judge, will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2019

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News & Articles

Fish Anthology 2019 – LAUNCH

29th July 2019
Read about the Anthology The launch of the Fish Anthology 2019 was at the West Cork Literary Festival on 16th July. Of the 36 writers and poets who have poems, stories, flash and memoirs in the Anthology, fifteen made it along and read from their winning entries. A particularly warm welcome was extended to Virginia […]

Poetry Prize 2019: Results, Short & Long-lists.

18th July 2019
    Winners Short-list Long-list     Winners Here are the 10 winning poems, as chosen by judge Billy Collins, to be published in the Fish Anthology 2019 The Fish Anthology 2019 will be launched as part of the West Cork Literary Festival  (July 2019). All of the writers published in the Anthology are invited to read […]

Flash Fiction Prize 2019: Results, Short & Long-lists

9th April 2019
Winners Short-list Long-list     Winners Here are the 10 winning Flash Fiction Stories, as chosen by judge Pamela Painter, to be published in the Fish Anthology 2019 The Fish Anthology 2019 will be launched as part of the West Cork Literary Festival  (July 2019). All of the writers published in the Anthology are invited to read […]

Memoir Prize 2019: Results, Short & Long-lists

31st March 2019
  Winners Short-list Long-list     The Ten Winners: Here are the 10 winners as chosen by judge Chrissie Gittins, to be published in the Fish Anthology 2018   The Fish Anthology 2018 will be launched as part of the West Cork Literary Festival  (July 2019). All of the writers published in the Anthology are invited to […]

Short Story Prize 2018/19: Results, Short & Long-lists

17th March 2019
  Winners Short-list Long-list     The Ten Winners: Selected by judge Mia Gallagher  to be published in the Fish Anthology 2019   FIRST:  Wakkanai Station by Richard Lambert (UK) 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 […]

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