Charlie Fish


Charlie Fish is a popular short story writer and screenwriter. His short stories have been published in several countries and inspired dozens of short film adaptations. Since 1996, he has edited, the longest-running short story site on the web. He was born in Mount Kisco, New York in 1980; and now lives in south London with his wife and daughters.

You can contact me at, and you can follow me on Twitter @fishcharlie.



MA Creative Writing, Birkbeck College 2008 to 2010
Awarded a Master's Degree with Merit. Received Distinction for screenwriting.

Selected short stories

You're Good At This, You're Doing It Right - published in:
  • East of the Web
  • Wanted: Romance. Apply Within. - published in:
    Death by Scrabble - published in:
    The Cut - published in:
    Remission - published in:
    Do Not Pass Go - published in:
    The Unintended Consequences of Driverless Cars - published in:
    Schrödinger's Baby - published in:
    Clean World - published in:
    Culture Sculptor - published in:
    Today, I’m Marshall Mason - published in:
    Dreadful Penny - published in:
    Killing Mildred - published in:
    Cora - published in:
    Baggio’s Story - published in:
    The Man Who Married Himself - published in:


    Running with the Devil
    • Spec feature film script
    • Written by Charlie Fish
    • Currently under development
    Schrödinger's Baby
    • Short film script
    • Written by Craig Lewis and Charlie Fish
    • Currently seeking funding
    The Last Wedding (2013)
    Marshall Mason
    Cast Offs (2013)
    • Short film script
    • Written by Charlie Fish
    • Commissioned by VevaTV
    The Man Who Married Himself (2010)
    The Philosopher (2010)
    Tile M for Murder (2007)
    Ja Ich Will (2006)
    • Short film
    • Based on a story by Charlie Fish
    • Winner, Audience Award, Trigital Filmfestival


    I Digress
    • Collaborative residency at The Grosvenor Pub in Stockwell, launched on 29 July 2010. You can buy the zines here.

    Thinking Aloud