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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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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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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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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

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 […]

Last Year’s Poetry Winner

9th March 2019
Janet Murray won the Fish Poetry Prize 2018 with her poem, Vernacular Green, which is published in the Fish Anthology 2018 along with nine others selected by last year’s judge, Ellen Bass.   Vernacular Green  by Janet Murray (i.m. Howard Hodgkin 1932-2017)   Hodgkin sees common green in privet, grass, chestnut husks blown horsetail, chickweed crushed […]

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 […]

New Play by Adam Wyeth – Fish Editor & Poet

5th February 2019
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED  A new play by Adam Wyeth Did your dad ever give you lollipops for good behavior? Would you like me to give you a lollipop now? Would you give me a lollipop now? A trippy triptych of verbal warfare, media spin, and shocking talk-show showdowns. Disarming and alarming ‘This Is What […]

Harry Bauld, Fish Alumni, Publishes Poetry Collection

1st February 2019
The Uncorrected Eye by Harry Bauld Published by Passager Books   A collection of poetry Jo Sarzotti praises for its “roving imagination.”  Read a sample on Passager’s website.   Upcoming Event: Reading at Columbia University November 14, 6 pm Order online   Harry Bauld’s poem, Forty Winters, was published in the Fish Anthology 2017.  Read it […]

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