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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

Closed

CLOSED (30 Nov ’18)
€6,400 in Prizes + Publication

Judge: Mia Gallagher
Word limit: 5,000

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Short Memoir Prize

Closed

CLOSED (31 Jan ’19)
Prizes + Publication

Judge: Chrissie Gittins
Word limit: 4,000

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Flash Fiction Prize

Closed

CLOSED – (28 Feb ’19)
Prizes + Publication

Judge: Pamela Painter
Word limit: 300

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Poetry Prize

Closed

CLOSED: (Results 15 May ’19)
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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Young-Adult Novel Contest

Closed

CLOSED

The winning novel will be published by Fish Publishing.

(Shortlisted authors will be requested to submit their entire novel for final selection.)

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News & Articles

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

15th May 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 […]

Fish Editor, Mary-Jane Holmes, Wins Myslexia Flash Prize

9th March 2019
Mary-Jane Holmes, ‘Mathematics for girls‘ ‘Winning the Mslexia Flash Fiction Competition was such a boost. Flash is my first love – I teach it, I edit it, I tell everyone I know to read it, but having spent two years working on a poetry collection, I wasn’t sure I could return to it. Moving from […]

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