The Fish Poetry Contest was established in 2006. Previous judges include Billy Collins, Brian Turner, Leanne O’Sullivan, Michael McCarthy, Peter Fallon, Matthew Sweeney, Paul Durcan, Ruth Padel and Nick Laird.
This year’s judge, (to be announced), will be selecting the 10 poems to be published in the 2017 Fish Anthology. The anthology will be launched during the West Cork Literary Festival in July ’17.
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Ten poems will be published in the 2017 Fish Anthology.
First – €1,000
Second – A week in residence at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, West Cork, Ireland.
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 ’16.
How to Enter
You can enter online or by post. The cheaper option is to enter online.
How to Enter Online
To enter online, click "Further official information" below, and follow the instructions.
MAKE SURE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS ARE NOT ON THE POEM (Judging is done anonymously.) Your poem and name are linked automatically when you enter.
For more information click "Further official information" below.