Monday, November 09, 2009

The Fish Prize

Some information below from an email about the Fish Prize - you can find more information here.

'Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.' Anton Chekhov
We are delighted to announce that poet John Hegley and writer/comedian Simon Munnery will judge the 2010 Fish One-Page Prize. This deceptively challenging form requires stories of no more than 300 words. We will publish the best ten in the 2010 Fish Anthology, alongside the best short stories and poems from the other Fish competitions. The first prize is 1,000 Euro and the nine runners-up receive 50 Euro and five copies of the Anthology. All of the details are on, including on-line entry and postal entry instructions.
Matthew Sweeney is the judge for the 2010 Fish Poetry Prize. He will read all of the entries himself, lest, as he says, one should get away. The competition closes on 30 March 2010 and results announced April 30. The best ten poems will be published alongside the short story winners in the 2010 Fish Anthology, and the first prize is 1,000 Euro. Entry is 12 Euro on-line or 15 by post.

The Fish Short Story Prize has reached the final month for taking entries. The competition closes on 30 Nov at midnight. For postal entries as long as the post mark is on or before 30 Nov they will be fine. The shortlisting is already under way, and we hope to have the stories off to judge Ronan Bennett by the end of January. The results will be posted on the website on 17 March, and sent to all who entered by newsletter.
The first prize is 3,000 Euro, of which 1,000 is travel expenses to the launch at the West Cork Literary Festival in July 2010. Second prize is a week’s residence at the wondrous Anam Cara Writer’s and Artists’ Retreat in West Cork, and 300 Euro.

Writers may also have their work critiqued, at a cost of 45 Euro for short stories, and 25 for poems and One-Page Stories. Postal entries must be sent to Fish Publishing, Durrus, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland. Please do not put contact details on the story or poem, but on a separate sheet. Cheques for entry fee made to Fish Publishing.

If you have work that you would like to have edited (part or all of a novel for instance), then please go to our editorial consultancy page. Feedback on work can be on a one-off or an ongoing basis.

We would like to hear from previous Fish authors. Our Alumni Page has news of literary achievements from many of the writers we have published over the years. If you are a Fish Alumni and would like to be included on our web site, please get in touch!

Clem Cairns

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