The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2018/19


The competition is currently closed. It will re-open on 27 June.

The 2018/19 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize winner:

When can you start?’ by Anna Wood

the 2018/19 shortlist:

Above the fat’ by Thomas Chadwick

The Proci’ by Mikaella Clements

When can you start?’ by Anna Wood

The 2018/19 longlist:

Alice Ash, ‘Eggs’, Thomas Chadwick, ‘Above the fat’, Mikaella Clements, ‘The Proci’, Holly Fitzgerald, ‘Little boxes’, Laura Kaye, ‘Girls’, Vijay Khurana, ‘Zenith’, Nicholas Petty, ‘It is summer at Camp Pomodoro’, Guy Ware, ‘Confidence interval’, Martha Whatley, ‘Good girl’, Anna Wood, ‘When can you start?’

In addition to the final longlist of ten, there were also a number of special mentions, for stories which impressed and moved one or more of our judges: ‘Keener sounds’, by Richard Strachan; ‘Two’, by Laura Hayward; ‘As for Tokyo’, by Gordon Collins; ‘Sal’, by Emma Hutton; ‘What's for you won’t go by you’, by Uschi Gatward; ‘Other people’s dirt’, by Alison Armstrong


Meet the 2018/19 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize writers


Key dates: 
Longlist announcement: 11 February 2019
Shortlist announcement: 1 March 2019
Prize-winner announcement: 22 March 2019 

Prizes: 
The winning author will receive £1000 or one year’s editorial support for a writing project.
Shortlisted authors will each receive £150.
Longlisted authors will receive £50 of book vouchers and a 4-book subscription to Galley Beggar Press.  


the 2018/19 PRize judges


Past winners


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