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Fish Publishing International Short Memoir Contest #writing #contest #memoir #prize

Short Memoir Writing Contest 2015

Open for Submissions until: 31st January 2015

Results: 1 April 2015

Everyone must have a memoir. Not an autobiography. Too many rules. Too much adherence to fact, to structure, to convention. A memoir gives licence - to interpret, to create, to fabricate, to make sense of a life, or part of that life. Go for it! Write a piece of your life, send it to Fish. Who knows, it might be published.

Poet and award winning author of her memoir Burying the Typewriter, Carmen Bugan is the judge for the 2015 Fish Short Memoir Contest.

The Fish Short Memoir Contest is a chance toget your memoir published in the 2015 Fish Anthology to be launched during the West Cork Literary Festival, in July 2015.

Publication in the Fish Anthology (Fish Books) has been, for many authors, a stepping-stone to successful writing careers. See Alumni.

If you would like to refine your Memoir writing skills, you might like to take advantage of the Memoir Writing Course.

Critique Service is for writers who require an appraisal of their work prior to entering a writing contest, or at any time.

Summary Short Memoir Contest
Prizes Short Memoir Contest
Rules Short Memoir Contest
Entry Fees Short Memoir Contest
How to Enter Short Memoir Contest

Summary Short Memoir Contest

Judge: Carmen Bugan
Closing: 31st January 2015
Results: 1 April 2015
Anthology published: July 2015
Max length: 4,000 words

Prizes Short Memoir ContestThe winner and nine runners-up will be published in the 2015 Fish Anthology.

First - €1,000

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.

Rules Short Memoir Contest

No entry form is needed. Entry is online, or by post if required.

You may enter as many times as you wish.

The competition is open to writers of any nationality writing in English.

There is no restriction on theme or style.

Maximum number of words is 4,000.

The winning memoirs must be available for the 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.

Notification of receipt of entry will normally be by email.

The judges' verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Memoirs cannot be altered or substituted once they have been entered.

Judging is anonymous. Name and contact details must not appear on the memoirs, (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 memoirs 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 is taken to be acceptance of these rules

Entry Fees Short Memoir Contest

1st Entry
Online Entry
Critique (Optional)

Postal Entry
Critique (Optional)


How to Enter Short Memoir Contest

You can enter online or by post. The cheaper option is to enter online.

How to Enter Online

To enter online, click online entry, and follow the instructions.

Your memoir and name are linked automatically when you enter.



How to Enter by Post

Post to: Fish Short Memoir Prize, Durrus, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Print on one side of the page only in reasonable sized type. The Fish Prize is judged anonymously, so please do not put your name or contact details on any of the story pages. Include all contact details on a separate sheet.

Receipt of entry will be by email. Memoirs will not be returned.

N.B. Do not sent postal orders (outside Ireland).
Make cheques out in your own currency.

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