The Fish Anthology

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Sunday 4 July 2021

5:00 pm



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Join us for the launch of this year's Fish Anthology with sixteen readings across the four award categories - short stories, poetry, short memoirs and flash fiction.

Admission: FREE

The launch of the Fish Anthology is available to re-watch our youtube channel

The Fish Anthology is a selection of short stories, short memoirs, flash fiction and poems, which are the winners from the four Fish Publishing writing competitions. The writers come from many countries around the world and we are delighted to have gathered them together in this book.

The short story prize was judged by Emily Ruskovich, the short memoir prize by Blake Morrison, the flash prize by Kathy Fish and Billy Collins judged the poetry prize, and an enormous thanks to them for their interest in this endeavor to support and promote emerging writers.

Each of the writers in the Anthology has been allocated 4 minutes to read, so poems and Flash Fiction stories will be read in their entirety, and the short stories and short memoirs, which have a word limit of 5,000 and 4,000 respectively, will comprise of just over a page.

In this event there will be sixteen readers – four from each category

Short Story Prize – Mark Martin (winner), Palve Mihajlovic, Chris Weldon, K. Lockwood Jefford.

Poetry Prize – Greg Rappleye (winner), Matt Hohner, Pippa Gough, Maureen Boyle.

Short Memoir Prize – Mary Black (winner), Martha Wiseman, Francesca Humphreys, Mary Brown.

Flash Fiction Prize – Jack Barker-Clarke (winner), Shey Marque, Alexandra Blogier, Sharma Taylor.

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Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel