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.