Form[ edit ] An illustration of the fable of Hercules and the Wagoner by Walter Crane in the limerick collection "Baby's Own Aesop" The standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth rhyming with one another and having three feet of three syllables each; and the shorter third and fourth lines also rhyming with each other, but having only two feet of three syllables.
Fish Anthology Dead Souls has the magic surplus of meaning that characterises fine examples of the form — Neel Mukherjee I was looking for terrific writing of course — something Fish attracts in spades, and I was richly rewarded right across the spectrum — Vanessa Gebbie Really excellent — skilfully woven — Chris Stewart Remarkable — Jo Shapcott Buy Now Kindle Version Fish Anthology The practitioners of the art of brevity and super-brevity whose work is in this book have mastered the skills and distilled and double-distilled their work like the finest whiskey.
An astute, empathetic, sometimes savage observer, she brings her characters to life. They dance themselves onto the pages, […] More Fish Anthology How do we transform personal experience of pain into literature? How do we create and then chisel away at those images of others, of loss, of suffering, of unspeakable helplessness so that they become works of art that aim for a shared humanity?
The pieces selected here seem to prompt all these questions and the best of them offer some great answers. Ruth Padel I was struck by how funny many of the stories are, several of them joyously so — they are madcap and eccentric and great fun.
Others — despite restrained and elegant prose — managed to be devastating. All of them are the work of writers with talent.
And sandwiched between is an eye for the innovative, the inventive and the extraordinary. David Mitchell, Michael Collins, David Shields and Billy Collins selected the stories, flash fiction, memoirs and poems in this anthology.
What I look for in fiction, of whatever length, is authenticity and intensity of feeling. I demand to be moved, to be transported, to be introduced into other lives. The stories I have selected for this anthology have managed this.
It is difficult to create from dust, which is what writers do. It is an honour to have read your work. From these the judges have selected winners, we believe, of exceptional virtue. Every one of them was interesting, well-written, beautifully crafted and, as a short-story must, every one of them focused my attention on that very curtailed tableau which a short-story necessarily sets before us.
Very short stories pack a poetic punch. Each of these holds its own surprise, or two. Dive into these seemingly small worlds. They are a delightfully varied assortment. More than usual for an anthology, this is a compendium of all the different ways that fiction can succeed. The past is here.
This Short Story collection, such a sharp and useful enterprise, goes beyond that. Its internationality demonstrates how our concerns are held in common across the globe.
It was the remarkable focus on the ordinary that made these Fish short stories such a pleasure to read. These dedicated scribes, as though some secret society, heroically, humbly, are espousing a noble cause.Competitions & Submissions.
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The secrets to writing a prize-winning book Back to the Blog. Writing Advice. If you’ve ever entered a writing competition, you’ll know that it takes a certain kind of story to win.
What that story is however, isn’t always clear. So how can you write a prize-winning book? And what is it that makes a book ‘outstanding’? These. The Write a book Project has been running from the Blackrock Education Centre since Sean O'Leary and Alice Quinn were the first presenters of the project.
, its 27th year, saw the creation of 6, books by 8, children from schools all over South Dublin and Wicklow.