The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2015 Reply

The inaugural £500 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize is now open to submissions.

Here’s a little bit about them:

‘Building on the success of the monthly Galley Beggar Singles Club, which since its inception has won several national awards, Galley Beggar Press will be running a new, annual short story prize for both published and unpublished writers. The prize aims to sponsor nothing more and nothing less than exceptionally good stories. We want the best – and we want you to be the best.’

Short-lists, long-lists, readings and prizes

  • The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2015.
  • On 1 January 2016 a long-list of 8–10 stories will be announced.
  • On 21 January 2016 a short-list of 4 stories will be announced.
  • On 14 February 2016 the winner will be announced on the Galley Beggar website.

The winning author will be invited to choose from a cash prize of £500 or year-long editorial support from the directors of Galley Beggar Press. (See the terms and conditions for full details.)

In addition, the stories of the long-listed, short-listed and winning authors will be anthologised in an ebook which will be sent out to subscribers to the Galley Beggar Singles Club, and made available in our store. Additionally, on 10 March 2016, at Waterstones Piccadilly in London, they will be invited to attend a celebratory event and read from their work.

Further submission information and dates

  • Submissions must be no longer than 6,000 words, and the cost of entry for each short story is £10.
  • Submissions of six short stories or more will receive a year’s free subscription to Galley Beggar Press Singles Club.
  • The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2015.

4 days left to submit! If you feel you have a polished story that’s ready to go out to the masses, look no further than this competition. It’s of a very high professional standard, but that’s no reason not to submit your work. Even if your work doesn’t win the £500 prize, it’s a great opportunity to be recognised as a long or shortlisted writer, for a very well respected outlet!

For full details on the competition, and where to submit your work, follow this link.

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