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Goldfish is a yearly anthology of work produced by the students on the MA in Creative and Life writing programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. Including poems, short stories, life writing, and novel excerpts.

Goldfish 2018

Stephen Beatty. ‘Spawning migration by goldfish… a globally invasive species,’ Journal of Ecology of Freshwater Fish, Australia.

Goldfish celebrates a thriving community of writers and expresses the diverse range of voices on the MA programme. It includes poetry, short stories, life writing, and novel extracts. It is an opportunity to discover new writers as they experiment and challenge themselves throughout the process of the MA. 

We hope that you enjoy journeying through this year’s anthology, and getting to know the characters, worlds and times presented by the students of 2018.

Image: Stephen Beatty. ‘Spawning migration by goldfish… a globally invasive species,’ Journal of Ecology of Freshwater Fish, Australia.

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Goldfish 2017

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Goldfish 2017

The annual anthology of writing by Masters students in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College. Goldfish celebrates a thriving community of writers and expresses the diverse range of voices on the MA programme. It includes poetry, short stories, life writing, and extracts from novels. It is an opportunity to discover new writers as they experiment and challenge themselves. Together we travel to war zones and imagined worlds, interrogate versions of the past, and speculate on possible futures. We hope that you enjoy it.

If you would like to see more information on Goldfish 2017.

Goldfish 2016

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Goldfish 2016

The 2016 collection includes poems, short stories, life writing, and novel excerpts that together circle the globe from London to New York, Singapore to small-town Wisconsin. They are stories in which we fall in love, then fall out of it again. Together we, alongside their protagonists, face the uncertainties of a partner’s death, the awkwardness of a first date not showing up to the pub. We learn we grow. Things, rarely, turn out as simple as they once appeared to be. 

If you would like to see more information on Goldfish 2016.

Goldfish 2015

books stack up on each other in a window

Goldfish 2015

From comedy to tragedy; from speculative fiction to memoir; from poetry to prose; there is something here for everyone. We hope you enjoy reading this collection of work by the future’s best authors!

If you would like to see more information on Goldfish 2015.