Competition deadline: 28th February 2021
The Fish Flash Fiction Prize is an opportunity to attempt one of the most interesting and rewarding tasks – to create, in a tiny fragment, a completely resolved and compelling story in 300 words or less.
The Flash Fiction Stories are wonderfully entertaining to read and challenging to write, but we love them and so do the readers of the Fish Anthology. This is a chance to get a story, however small, into the next Fish Anthology.
The Fish Flash Fiction Prize has been an annual event since 2004.
Judge: Kathy Fish
Prizes: Flash Fiction Prize
Ten stories will be published in the Fish Anthology 2021. (First, second, third and seven honourable mentions)
First – €1,000
Second – €300
Third – Online Writing Course with Fish (worth €250)
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 ’21.
Terms and Conditions: Flash Fiction Prize
No entry form is needed.
Entry is online or by post if required.
You can enter as many times as you wish.
The Flash Fiction Contest is open to writers of any nationality writing in English.
There is no restriction on theme or style.
Maximum number of words is 300. The title is not included in the word limit.
The winning stories must be available for the Fish Anthology, and therefore must not have been published previously.
Fish holds publishing rights for one year after publication, after which publishing rights revert to the author. (Please acknowledge Fish in any subsequent publications.)
Notification of receipt of entry will normally be by email.
The judges’ verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
Stories cannot be altered or substituted once they have been entered.
Judging is anonymous. Name and contact details must not appear on the stories, (in the box provided if entering online, on separate sheet if entering by post).
In order to give opportunities to emerging writers: (a) Writers who have had two flash stories published in Fish Anthologies may not enter for three years after their second publication. They may enter other Fish competitions. (b) Previous first prize winners may enter again, but will not be eligible for the first prize.
Entry fees will not be returned if stories are withdrawn after entering.
Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules.
See here for further information.