Longlisted: Fish Flash Fiction Prize


The winning stories of the Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2014 were announced this week and I was pleased to see my story ‘Baobab’ on the longlist. Thank you to the judge, Glenn Patterson, and to Fish Publishing.

Fish Publishing

From the Fish Publishing website:
‘Publisher of over 400 emerging authors and poets since 1994 in The Annual Fish Anthology.

Fish is an open door that’s inviting writers to walk through it.It has to be encouraged, celebrated, congratulated. – RODDY DOYLE –
Fish is doing God’s own work.
It’s an inspiration and an avenue to writers everywhere.

I hail anyone who enters the Fish Prize . . . It is difficult to create from dust.
I know that the best stories are those that are still untold –
so keep writing, keep creating, keep the faith.

The Flash Fiction Prize

The flash fiction contest is very popular – there were 1,250 entries submitted in total.

The challenge: ‘to create, in a tiny fragment, a completely resolved and compelling story in 300 words or less.’

The authors of the first ten stories have been invited to read at the launch of the anthology during the West Cork Literary Festival in July. I hope they enjoy West Cork. Last time I was there I stayed in Durrus, home of Fish!


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