Monday, 15 March 2010

The Long and the Shortlists from the Fish Short Story Prize.

"Easy reading is damn hard writing."  Nathaniel Hawthorne

Have a look at the Fish site for the long and the short of it. The writers selected for the longlist and shortlist are too numerous to mention here, but are there in full on the Fish website. The nationalities or addresses of the writers are not published, but as is evident from the names they come from all over the world and the diversity of the stories reflects the divergence in culture and place. The uniform element is the quality, and competition judge Ronan Bennett is ruminating over the final list of winners. We are delighted with the stories and excited at the prospect of an excellent Fish Anthology.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the winners and runners-up will be announced on 19 March, two days later than the usual and stated date of 17th. We are sorry for this delay and hope that it does not inconvenience the writers who are waiting on the results.

Clem Cairns