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Fish Short Story Contest

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The Fish Short Story Contest was started in 1994, and has become an established event on the literary calendar. Previous judges, Roddy Doyle and Colum McCann are honorary patrons. (Past honorary patrons were Frank McCourt and Dermot Healy). 

This year’s judge, Neel Mukherjee, will be selecting 10 short stories to be published in the 2017 Fish Anthology. The Anthology will be launched during the West Cork Literary Festival (July 2107).


Ten stories will be published in the 2016 Fish Anthology. (First, second, third and seven honourable mentions)

First – €3,000 – (€1,000 of which is for travel expenses to the launch of the Anthology). Plus a week long fiction writing workshop with Claire Keegan during the West Cork Literary Festival.

Second – a week at Anam Cara Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat in West Cork’s Beara Peninsula, and €300 travel expenses. For information about past winners of second prize and their residencies, see here.

Third – €300

The ten published authors will each receive five copies of the Anthology and will be invited to read at the launch during the West Cork Literary Festival in July.

Please visit the website for further details and competition rules here.


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