The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize

‘Marlene or Number 16’

The GBP Short Story Prize 2018/19 is currently open to submissions. While it is, we’ll be revisiting last year’s fantastic longlist- and shortlistees, with links to their work.

Our eighth finalist – and winning author of last year’s GBP Short Story Prize – is Yelena Moskovich. 

YELENA MOSKOVICH was born in 1984 in Ukraine (former USSR) and emigrated to the US with her family in 1991. After graduating with a degree in playwriting from Emerson College, Boston, she moved to Paris to study at the Lecoq School of Physical Theatreand later for a Masters degree in Art, Philosophy and Aesthetics from Universite Paris 8. Her plays have been produced in the US, Vancouver, Paris, and Stockholm. She lives in Paris. In 2016 she published her first novel, The Natashas (Serpent’s Tail).

Yelena’s 2016/17 GBP Short Story Prize-winning story, ‘Marlene or Number 16’, can be accessed here.

You can read the first chapter of her novel, The Natashas, here

And the Bookseller profile of Yelena here

For the submissions portal and further information about this year’s prize, head here.