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.
From the Fish Publishing website:
‘Publisher of over 400 emerging authors and poets since 1994 in The Annual Fish Anthology.
It’s an inspiration and an avenue to writers everywhere.
– FRANK McCOURT –
I know that the best stories are those that are still untold –
so keep writing, keep creating, keep the faith. – COLUM McCANN -‘
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!