The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2018/19 


HOLLY FITZGERALD grew up in Norwich and now lives in Brighton with one man, a baby and too many books. She wrote privately for a while before enrolling on and recently completing the New Writing South Creative Writing course. She writes short stories, long fiction and non-fiction. Her main writing interests are pain, bodies and illness. The Galley Beggar Prize is the second writing competition she has entered - the first being as part of the 2015 Brighton Festival when she won the opportunity to talk with Ali Smith about her work with a few other writers over breakfast; this remains one of the best moments of her life, so far. She loves the word ‘soft’ but hates the word ‘pugilist. She is currently writing a novel.

Holly’s 2018/19 GBP longlisted story, ‘Little boxes’, is available to read here.

To read our 3-Question interview with Holly, click here.