Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fish Short Story Competition Is Launched!

Fish are delighted to announce that the Fish Short Story Prize has been launched with a top prize of  €3000.
Fish_logoClaire Kilroy is the judge who 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).  Enter online and 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.
Visit the Fish Publishing website for the full terms and conditions.

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