Wednesday, 8 October 2008


The lovely people at Fish Publishing are doing a bit of regrouping.

I heard today that they are cancelling the Short Histories competition, the Fish Knife competition, and the criminally short histories competition...

writers with full length stories entered in the se categories are being offered the option of having their work entered into the main Fish International Short Story Competition.

That's me... I entered a story into the History comp that bombed last year, agonised over, edited, put through the wringer and operated on heavily.

Bugger. Now it is tied up until March - but it is lovely at the same time to know that the indefatigable Clem Cairns is back in the saddle. (Do fishing vessels have saddles?)

The main short story competition is being judged this year by Colm McCann

This year the Fish Short Story Prize has increased to €3,000. The cost of entry though remains the same as it has been for the last FIVE years.

First Prize - €3,000 - It is a condition of the competition that the overall winner attends the launch of the Anthology. The First Prize will otherwise be passed to the next in line.

Second Prize - a week at the Anam Cara Writers' & Artists' Retreat in West Cork's Beara Peninsula, with €300 travelling expenses.

Third Prize - €300

Fish Publishing Short Story Comp guidelines HERE

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