Ten Best Stories Published
Claire Kilroy is the judge.
We are honoured that she will select the best ten stories for publication in the 2014 Fish Anthology.
Clare Kilroy is the acclaimed author of 4 novels including All Summer, (recipient of the 2004 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was short-listed for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award), Tenderwire (shortlisted for the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel Award), All Names Have Been Changed and The Devil I Know.
In 2002 she received an Arts Council Literature Award.
Closing Date: 30 November 2013.
Word limit is 5,000. There is no restriction on theme or style, and the prize is open to writers from all countries who are writing in English.
First Prize: €3,000, of which €1,000 is for travel to the launch of the Fish Anthology in July 2014 at the West Cork Literary Festival.
Second Prize: a week at the Anam Cara Writers Retreat in West Cork, plus €300.
Third prize: €300.
Entry fee: €20 (€10 subsequent entries). Online Entry. Once you register and enter online, you can login and check your entry(ies) at any time.
Results will be announced on 17 March on the Fish website, and sent out in the newsletter.
Stories must not have been published previously, and must be eligible for publication in the 2014 Fish Anthology.
Stories cannot be altered or changed after they have been entered. Judging at all stages is anonymous. Names or addresses must not appear on the stories, but on a separate sheet if entering by post, or in the appropriate place if entering online.
Postal entries: €22 (€12 subsequent entries)
Address: Fish Publishing, Durrus, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Fish Publishing Online
Short Story Writing Course
This tailored online program will not only develop your general writing skills but will explore in depth the potential of the short story genre.
The course offers both new and experienced writers an extensive range of creative ideas and activities to help develop their craft.
Course tutor Mary-Jane Holmes will be on hand to offer advice on mastering technique and developing personal style.
Each module concentrates on a key aspect of the form, such as shape and structure, narrative perspective and characterization and by the end of the program you will have completed a polished work of short fiction that will be submitted for the prestigious Fish Short Story Prize.
Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long time to make it short.
Henry David Thoreau