Galley Beggar Short Story Prize

By on Sep 15, 2015 in Writing Competitions |

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Galley Beggar Press is a tiny indie imprint that loves to support writers on the fringes. You know, the ones with talent that refuse to write what everyone else is writing. I suspect they will be looking for a bit of that in the submissions for this new annual prize. They run The Singles Club, a subcription service which publishes short stories as small books, so they have a lot of experience in the short story arena. This is an international competition.

Word limit: 6000 words

Prizes: 1st – £500

Entry fee: £10

Closing date: 15th November

The winning writer may opt to take a year’s editorial support from the directors of Galley Beggar Press as an alternative to the cash prize. There will be two rounds of elimination: a long-list announced at the beginning of January and a short-list three weeks later. The winner will be announced mid Feb.


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