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.
Kathy Fish, author and professor of creative writing, is the judge for 2021. Kathy will be selecting the 10 flash stories to be published in the Fish Anthology 2021.
Kathy Fish, the best flash fiction writer in America – Amelia Gray.
For more than a decade, Kathy Fish has been skewering the American landscape to bring us startling, unforgettable stories of people trying to forge a path through this shattered world. . . If Kathy did not coin the term ‘flash fiction’, we have her to thank for singlehandedly growing and elevating this dynamic form, securing it’s indelible place in the literary canon. – Sara Lippmann.
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.
To view our catalogue of anthologies containing the winning stories from previous flash fiction contests and to read extracts, click Fish Books.
If you would like to refine your flash fiction writing skills, you might like to take advantage of the Flash Fiction Writing Course.
Critique Service provides an appraisal of your work prior to entering a writing contest, or at any time.
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.
Entry fees:- First entry: €14, Subsequent: €8