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Short Historical and Short Crime fiction Contest



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The Fish-Knife Award
Opens: 1 May 2006
Closes: 17September 2006
Judges: TBC

Fish Publishing, in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association are introducingThe Fish-Knife Award, the Short Crime-fiction Award 2006. This competition offers a top prize of €1,500 plus an engraved silver Fish-knife, and publication as the title story in the Fish-Knife Anthology 2007. Nine runners up will receive an award of €100 and will also be published in the anthology.

This Award is all about crime. From high treason to petty larceny, what we are looking for is high quality writing with a crime based theme up to a maximum of around 5,000 words. Also, and for the first time, this is an On-line only competition.

Full details of this competition can be found at The Fish-Knife Award.


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Short Histories II and the Historical One Page Prize
Opens: 1 May 2006
Closes: 17September 2006
Judges: TBC

Given the success of last years inaugural Historical Short Fiction Award and the very well received Short Histories Anthology' All the King's Men, Fish Publishing, once again in conjunction with the Historical Novel Society, are proud to introduce Short Histories II,. the Short Historical Fiction Award 2006, This competition offers a top prize of €1,500 and publication as the title story in the Short Histories Anthology 2007. Nine runners up will receive an award of €100 and will also be published in the anthology.

At the same time, and as part of the same Anthology, Fish are introducing the Historical One Page Prize, for historical short fiction gems that only take up one page of the anthology. This part of the competition offers a first prize of €1,000 and the winning very short story and four runners-up (who will each receive a €100 prize) will also appear in the Short Histories Anthology 2007.

These Awards are of course all about history. From Egyptian Pharoes to English Knights, from Byzantium to Bay of Pigs, what we are looking for is high quality writing with a historical theme up to a maximum of around 5,000 words. Also, for the first time, these are On-line only competitions.


http://www.fishpublishing.com/writing-contests.php

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