Monday, 19 September 2016

Motivational Monday! Fish Publishing Short Story Contest

This weeks Motivational Monday! post features The Fish Publishing Short Story Contest.

The Fish Publishing Short Story Contest has been running since 1994 and has, over the years, become a very prestigious award, with many writers feeling that winning the competition was the stepping stone to their success as an author.

So, this competition is for a short story of up to 5,000 words, on any theme, and in any style. Your story must be entirely your own work and must never have been published or broadcast in any way.
There is a 20 euro entry fee for the first story, subsequent stories will cost 10 euro's each, you can enter as many stories as you like.

The first prize is 3,000 euros and a week long fiction writing workshop with Claire Keegan.
Second prize is a week at Anam Cara Writer's and Artists Retreat and 300 euros expenses.
Third prize is 300 euros.

The winning three stories, plus seven runners up, will all be published in the Fish Publishing 2017 Anthology.

The closing date for this competition is the 30th of November 2016.
The results of the competition will be announced on the 17th of March 2017.
The anthology will published in July 2017.

If you have had two pieces of your work published in The Fish's anthologies you may not submit a work to this competition until three years from the date of your second piece's publication.
If you are a previous winner you may enter again but you will not eligible for the first prize.
These rules are in place to give emerging writers a chance.

There is a full list of guidelines and rules for entries available to look at on their website, always remember to read the entry rules to look for formatting instructions or guidance, many competitions will not even consider your work if it's not formatted in the way that they asked for!

To read the competition rules, find out more and to enter the competition please visit The Fish Publishing Short Story Contest.

Happy writing

Rach x

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